Old Hickory Great American Blended Bourbon Whiskey
Blended American Whiskey
Old Hickory // Indiana (bottled in Ohio), USA
If you've ever heard an old timer refer to that bottle of Old Hickory with the tagline "Feels nice inside you," this is a 2014 reboot by the R.S. Lipman Co. of the brand that went out of circulation in the early 80s. "Old Hickory" refers to the nickname of President Andrew Jackson, who graces the label and was known to be a whiskey drinker. This whiskey, made from corn, rye and barley is a blended bourbon, containing a mix of American Bourbon mash bills aged 2 to 7 years in new oak, blended with light corn whiskey aged between 2-7 years in used barrels.
Blended American WhiskeyStraight whiskey(s) must comprise at least 20% of the blend with the remainder comprised of whisky of any type or a grain neutral spirit or a combination of the two.
Cask Typenew charred oak
"There is so much vanilla flavor upfront it's almost like drinking straight extract from the bottle. After a couple of noses and sips, rum-soaked raisins enter the mix with tart lemon. There's a good whiff of acetone on the finish, which is short and spicy."