J.W. Dant Bourbon Bottled in Bond
Heaven Hill // Kentucky, USA
This straight bourbon whiskey was named after Joseph Washington Dant, a Kentucky distiller during the 1830s who supposedly fashioned a still out of a hollowed out tree trunk (because copper stills were expensive). It's distilled using a sour mash process and bottled by the Heaven Hill-owned Dant Distillery Company in Bardstown, Kentucky. Like all "Bottled in Bond" whiskeys, this is made by one distiller, during the same distilling season (or calendar year), aged for at least 4 years in a bonded US government warehouse, and bottled at 100 proof.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Bananas and soft citrus notes pop up from the glass, as do whispers of caramelized peach. Plenty of oak shavings, accompanied by vanilla. The palate is creamy and, surprisingly, has a pinch of salt. Again, the oak is omnipresent. Luckily there's some bitter oranges and soft spices to alleviate. Those spices linger for quite a while, by the way."