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Ridgemont Reserve 1792 8 Year Old

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

6th Jul 2013


Ridgemont Reserve 1792 8 Year Old
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I first encountered this bourbon at an American whisky tasting in my neck of the woods with James Cowan. The year 1792 refers to the fact that Kentucky became the 15th State of the USA that year. That is also why this Ridgemont Reserve is the official tasting bourbon at the yearly Kentucky Bourbon Festival.

The nose is very sweet on caramel and fruit, but also a touch waxy on pine cones and varnish. Dark fruit with hints of tobacco and coffee.

Before the creamy bourbon has filled your mouth completely, it already gives you a spicy kick to the teeth. Nutmeg and black pepper. Next to the corn and rye, I also get nice dark fruit, upholstered with coffee and tobacco. After the initial spicy kick, it turn velvety soft.

The finish fades gently on cinnamon and toasted oak.

Wonderful stuff and what a bargain! I bought it at the tasting for only 30 EUR.

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