15th Sep 2012
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Tasting Notes by Wills
I just have to review this one. This is the first REAL Bourbon I've ever got and I just love it from the first moment I've tried it. This is a small batch Bourbon coming to you with a nice 57.15% ABV in a special wine-like bottle. The label says 'Handmade in the hills of Kentucky' - so far, so good.
When I opened this one and smelled it the first time I was fascinated by this armory of flavors: caramel, plums, chocolate, coffee, dark berries (maybe blackberry). There is also some spicy notes from the oak. Besides that I get some fresh herbal aroma like mint. It is just an awful intense and complex nose.
Taking the first sip this one is really soft and pleasant to drink, despite the high ABV. The attack is amazingly warm and rich. There you get some vanilla. It develops to really nice roast flavors, coffee beans to be more specific. At some points the aftertaste is just coffee. When I swallow the next time it is pure caramel and finally there is an intense cherry taste like Black Forest cake.
The finish is long. Really long. Very smooth. Sweet honey is the last in my mind just to remember me to take the next dram.
Maybe there are lots of high proof Bourbons which I like this much. I don't know yet because I lack in experience. All I can say is that I enjoy this bottle and would highly recommend it to friends of strong and complex drams.
Thx to the Bourbon experts here for sharing their knowledge. Some weeks ago I've never heard of Noah's Mill at all. Special thanks to @AboutChoice, your great review made me really eager to buy this bottle. Glad I did!