It's a grey Tuesday but that's ok because I have two reviews to do tonight and so I'll be very merry by the time I'm through 👌 First up is last night's #30daysofbourbon
review that got unceremoniously delayed by man flu - FEW bourbon British Bourbon Society Single barrel 😂 The first barrel pick conducted by the BBS, this bourbon clocks in at a hefty 128.76 proof and is over 3 years old.
Nose: The nose opens big with hit of pine sap, which quickly fades to deep caramel, tropical fruit, earthy peppery rye grain, dark chocolate, and oak.
Palate: The palate is viscous opening with sweet herbaceous pine, burnt caramel, tropical fruits, a wave of rye spice, bitter dark chocolate, and earthy spices.
Finish: The finish is long with black coffee, pine sap, tannic oak, burnt caramel and gives an aftertaste of spicy earthy rye and black coffee.
This is such an interesting bourbon and a great example of what craft distilleries are capable of on a single barrel level. Although it retains its FEW bourbon roots and funk it's not afraid to go beyond these with flavours and complexity unlike anything I've tasted from FEW previously. It's dark, complex and intensly flavourful giving you a lot to chew on as you drink it. There's also a good balance between the herbaceous young oak notes, the bitter dark chocolate notes, and the sweet tropical fruit notes. It's obvious from drinking this that the British Bourbon Society chose a barrel that would be enjoyable for people that know their bourbon. Instead of a middle of the road pick they went for an intense flavour bomb that doesn't care what level of experience your palate has. I'm really going to miss this bottle when it's gone but hopefully there'll be more cracking bourbon picks in the future from the good people in the British Bourbon Society. Follow for daily pics and weekly reviews!! #Tuesday #greyday #singlebarrel #review #delicious #irishbourbonlovers #greatview #picoftheday #bourbonporn #bourbon #bourboncollection #whiskeylife #whiskey #instadrink #drinkporn #drink #instabourbon #whiskeygram #dram #whiskeytime #drinkwhiskey #ireland #instalove #specialreserve #irishblogger #bbsbottleporn @glencairnetched