Dutchess Private Reserve Straight Bourbon
Taconic Distillery // New York, USA
Though Taconic (originally Millbrook) is distilling whiskey on-site, this is bottling is a sourced whiskey that is cut with local water and bottled at their distillery. Although labeled as a "straight" whiskey, this doesn't carry an age statement. It is bottled at 90 proof.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"On first whiff, there's mint, apricots, cream, alcohol, and something thick like paste. There's also a fair amount of alcohol and grain. The taste is grainy and fruity, with spearmint gum, rye spice, oak, mocha, and melon. Probably not much more than two years old, the bourbon handles youth well, with lots of brightness and enthusiasm. "