More info at https://flaviar.com/noble-oak/noble-oak-double-oak-bourbon/
This one is an Ohio bourbon.
This was a bit weird since the most prominent aroma was dill pickle. The flavor was great – lots of oaky vanilla and leather. But the aroma was kind of off-putting. With just a touch of water it softened and bloomed with the more woody oaky aroma.
It tastes like a rye to me with just a little bit of the bourbon corniness. It’s got a lovely spice. And I’m smelling maybe pineapple in the nose but it’s a little hard to tell. Anyway it’s something tropical fruity.
I definitely would be interested in trying this again. Very yummy.
Day 2: a Catoctin Creek Rye. Very spicy/peppery in the nose. Lots of fruit in the mouth. The tasting notes suggest marmalade, and I can definitely taste that. I did *not* taste the strawberry that was suggested.
I don’t know that I’d buy it again, but it was very nice.
I’ve wanted one of these – a Whisk(e)y Advent calendar – for years, but this is the first year that Kentucky has permitted shipping whiskey into the state. So, I’m pretty excited about this! Hopefully I’ll post one of the bottles each day until Christmas. Stay tuned!