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Booker's 2015-02, 7yrs 0mo 18days
Nose: Alcohol forward backed by deep oak. Chocolate and old leather.
Taste: Sweet corn and a surprising rye character. Spice burn can be a little rough, but a little water smoothes this one out beautifully and opens the flavors up to include oak, vanilla creme brulee, but also some unsavory sour citrus that seem out of place.
Finish: A strange but good Tingling burn on the bottom of my tongue. Sweet and sticky candied popcorn. I feel like I could pick this bourbon out of my teeth.
Balance: Maybe a little unfinished. I prefer this bookers with a little ice. The burn with this one is tolerable and perhaps expected with a 64% abv but there is a lack of depth and flavor to compensate.
Final Thoughts: On more than one occasion i've fallen asleep before finishing a glass and have come back to it the next day and found the rough edges have been smoothed over. An old dinking expression for consuming an early morning drink is "hair of the dog", I can't help but think that is why this one is called dot's batch.