Peerless Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon "Meijer Sweet and Smoky Goodness"
Bourbon — Kentucky, USA
Tasted July 15, 2021
Neck Pour in Glencairn. 10 minutes to open up. 1st impressions: hefty gorgeous bottle. Stopper weighs 37.8 pounds. Great classic bottle and label design. Nose: New fresh oak, vanilla, barrel char, pepper and spicy cinnamon jump out of glass, initial thought is this smells a little like wild turkey rare breed, which I love. The nose perfectly matches the nick name "sweet and Smoky goodness". There is a bit of sweetness like vanilla frosting. Pallate: mouthfeel is buttery with a slight dryness in the finish. This is very sweet up front and then peppery and spicy on the finish. This is incredibly mouth coating and covers the entire pallate with a warm tingling sensation and an explosion of flavor. Finish: medium long with cinnamon red hots, vanilla, pepper, and a cooling mint. Nose: After the first sip, the nose starts to give off a very slight herbal and floral quality, maybe rosemary and dill. I get the gardettos rye chip note on the back end that plays well with these herbal notes. Very nice. For about 4.5 years this is phenomenal! A little pricey? Yes, but totally worth it in my opinion. I really took my time trying to research this before buying it. I tried the small batch bourbon and wasn't really impressed. But this single barrel pick by Meijer in Indianapolis is so stinking good! Excellent job with this one! My only regret is not jumping on it sooner.
69.99 USD per Bottle