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November 9, 2022 (edited November 10, 2022)
4.0 out of 5 stars
2019 edition 114.4 proof Batch 002, Barrel # 14527.
Nose is full of “green”. Green apple, green hay, green oak (almost closer to pine/cedar), dill, thyme, with some baking spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger) thrown in. Hint of banana that I am digging. After a while an umami note as well. This is complex, and leaves you wanting to dive into it’s considerable depths. Some ethanol when you huff deeply, but forgivable given the proof.
Palate features typical MGP brightness with caramel covered Granny Smith apple, leather, pine, light vanilla, tobacco, leafy herbs, and oak. Biggest strength is its integration; flavors blend almost seamlessly. If you like aged MGP, this is going to be your jam. Proof helps deliver sufficient heft.
Finish goes on for what seems like days delivering the spice bloom promised in the nose. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, prickly, and effervescent and fits the profile very well.
A wonderful example of what higher aged MGP has to offer. At 99.99 for a ten year age statement, I feel this is priced appropriately so neither a value nor a ripoff. To give an idea of how this stacks against other MGP sourced offerings, I’d rather pay more for this than say Smoke Wagon UCUF, but I can get a similar profile with Belle Meade Reserve for half the cost which keeps this from being a total slam dunk.