Thomas S. Moore Chardonnay Cask Finished Bourbon
Bourbon — Kentucky, USA
Tasted August 24, 2021
Nose is grape soda. Grapes, sugar, raspberry, mint, caramel. Body is gummy bears. I’ll be dammed if this isn’t a Jefferson’s product. There’s also melon, cherry, leather. This is my favorite part of the drink. Finish is dry wine. There’s a bit of spices on the side of your tongue but this is really where the Chardonnay takes control. It’s bizarre to jump from those sweet notes to the dryness on this finish. This is odd. I like this less than their port finish, but I think this is stronger in the category of Chardonnay finish than the port finish is in a highly saturated port-finish market. It really does some interesting things, but I can’t say I enjoy it. Drinkable, interesting, won’t buy again.