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- Brand: Thomas W. Sims Distillery
- ABV: 40%
Drinking whiskey is not only about nosing and tasting. Some brands have very curious or even mysterious background stories. Last week I ran into one of those strange fellows, a bottle of four-year-old Kentucky Straight bourbon, bought at a specialized liquor store chain in coastal Texas for less than $10. Oh, please, my connosr friends, don’t frown, cheap is not necessarily bad. On the label: Tom Sims, aged four years, especially selected and bottled by Thomas W. Sims Distillery, Bardstown, KY. There ain’t no distillery with that name (?). The only reference that I found on Mr. Sims’s business is a Vintage McCoy Apollo Missile Decanter from 1968 on eBay. Some blogs and posts tell me that Tom Sims is commercialized by Heaven Hill. A few years ago there was even a six-year-old version on the market.
Nose: raisin, sweet corn, some marzipan and toffee, slightly (very slightly) toasty. Taste: initially untypically earthy and dry, then buttery, but a tad thin Finish: taste is quickly fading away, but leaves a nice feeling on the palate.
In conclusion, inoffensive and easily quaffable, no big fuzz. I wonder how the six-year –old is. Anyone of connosr.com who could provide further details?