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Noah's Mill

Praise Kentucky!

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@WillsReview by @Wills

15th Sep 2012

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  • Nose
    24
  • Taste
    24
  • Finish
    24
  • Balance
    24
  • Overall
    96

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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!

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11 comments

@markjedi1
markjedi1 commented

Very nice review, indeed. I do believe the score to be somewhat high, though. When I compare all three notes (yours, About Choice's and my own), it is clear we all like it very much and enjoy it, but the scores range from 88 to 92 to 96. That's quite a difference. Is this really worth 96 to you? That would mean this is one of the ultra very best experiences you've ever had... seems a bit unlikely, hence my question.

6 years ago 0

@Wills
Wills commented

Hi Mark. Thx for your kind words. It's hard to compare our scores I beliefe. You for example already tasted hundreds of whiskies. I am still quite new to the topic. That being said it is a special dram for me because it's my first good Bourbon. So for me it is indeed one of the very best experiences I've ever had.

To take this in mind I could have rated this lower, just to let there more space to the top. But I also didn't give it the max. score ;)

Maybe I could rate it a little lower but it is definitely a 92+ for me!

6 years ago 0

@markjedi1
markjedi1 commented

Wills, that's fine, my friend. I was not critisizing. This seems to be indeed a very nice experience for you. Keep it up. You are clearly getting into this wonderful world of whisky. I applaud you for your interest and eagerness. Keep up the spirit (pun intended)! I may have tasted over 1000 whiskies already, but I am still very much a learner myself.

6 years ago 0

@Wills
Wills commented

Haha great, I just noticed that spirit-pun by myself yesterday when I was posting something on a discussion.

May the Schalk be with you! :)

6 years ago 0

@Wills
Wills commented

Btw. it would be no problem at all if you wanna give some constructive criticism. I am here to learn! Also my english is in need of improvement, don't hesitate to correct me.

And for the info 'Schalk' is german for something like a joker. There is this older german byword "den Schalk im Nacken haben". Don't know if you ever heard this in Belgium.

6 years ago 0

@dbk
dbk commented

Great review, @Wills! It'll be interesting to see how your American whiskey palate develops with time. Perhaps Noah's Mill will continue to reign supreme, perhaps not, but it ought to be an adventure, nevertheless.

6 years ago 0

@Wills
Wills commented

Thanks a lot @dbk. Indeed, time will tell. I definitely have to plumb something next: Try the Rye. But that's another story.

6 years ago 0

@NilsG
NilsG commented

Nice review, it sure got me more curious about bourbon. I'm only starting to scratch the surface of what Japan and Scotland has got to offer but wanna explore more different whiskies too. Now I'm definitely thinking American.

6 years ago 0

@UisgeJon
UisgeJon commented

Wills, how dare you do this to me... I was plenty content exploring just Scotch Whisky, then all of a sudden I start reading views of Irish, Canadian, Bourbon.... Dangit!

Oh well, I guess there's just more to try. ;)

6 years ago 0

@Wills
Wills commented

Nice thing that you like the review and I could smooth the way to get you into bourbons. Mission accomplished :)

6 years ago 0

@NilsG
NilsG commented

@Wills Yeah thanks, I think it was this review that triggered the start of my bourbon quest.

6 years ago 0

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