Yellowstone Hand Picked Collection Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Single Barrel

Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

Tasted February 22, 2021
2.25 out of 5 stars
Barrel pick by Brightleaf Select, Durham County Barrel No. 7015833, Barrel filled on 02-23-2015 Age 5 years 8 months 57.5% abv, 115 proof Open 2.5 months Nose - Artificial cherry, vanilla wafer, Juicy Fruit, sweet corn, grass, light cocoa sharp wood notes, light ethanol. Palate - For the proof it is light on the tongue. Cherry bubble gum, almonds, medicinal sugar, raisins, nutmeg, and light rye spice. Finish is medium-short with some rye spice and dry oak, plus light artificial fruit notes and cocoa. I picked up this on a whim not realizing this was sourced 1792 Barton. I figured a store pick at 115 proof from a smaller KY distillery was a decent deal, but this tastes like a 1792 barrel that was happily given away then obscenely marked up. The Yellowstone single barrel has similar notes to a 1792 Single Barrel, but not as much fruit complexity or rye spice. Given it is $25 more and 11% abv higher than a 1792 Single Barrel, you would expect a lot more flavor. It is not even in the same realm of quality as 1792 Full Proof, and yet it is $20 more expensive. As you can tell, I think this is a waste of money unless you picked a barrel yourself. Just buy a 1792 product, you'll get a much better deal and likely a much better bourbon.
64.95 USD per Bottle