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The Kickin' Chicken Puts On a Tux

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@KRB80Review by @KRB80

13th May 2019

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I bought this bottle in June of 2018. It's been open since then and is about half way through the bottle. Poured neat.

Nose: bigtime leather, tobacco, oak, cherries, fuji apple, a lil grassy, cinnamon, nutmeg...it's bright, spicy, and slightly funky ....hardly any alcohol fumes to speak of.

Taste: More leather and tobacco, and a bit of funk...vanilla, charred oak, cinnamon, cherries, herbal, maple, almond skins...very rustic...it's a lot hotter on the palette than the nose. Slightly oily mouthfeel.

Finish: More leather, charred oak, vanilla, herbal, touch of mint, quite spicy...allspice-like...medium-long length

Empty Glencairn aroma: Extremely funky...reminiscent of that brettanomyces band-aidy smell alond with maple syrup and oak.

Admittedly, I am more of a Scotch dude than a bourbon guy but this is right up my wheelhouse. I tend to enjoy most WT products and this is the best of them that I have had the pleasure of having so far. I'd even venture to say that it's definitely one of the best bourbons I have ever had. It's quite rustic with a touch of funk without being overly sweet like a lot of bourbons can get. It's a masterfully made whiskey. Too bad it's so damn expensive. Is it worth it? That's for you to decide.

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Frost commented

@KRB80 some high praise from a self confessed Scotch lover. This one sounds delicious, thank you for writing this up.

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