Peerless Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Inaugural Release, 109.8 proof

Peerless Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Inaugural Release, 109.8 proof

As some of you already know, my absolutely wonderful wife stood in line and got these signed bottles for me, since I had to work on the day they were released. As I have said in the past, she is the best wife ever! I tasted the bourbon last Monday when my work was done, and now I am tasting it again a week later, expecting it to have opened up a bit since then.

 

Peerless Bourbon Inaugural Release 1 Week Tasting
Peerless Bourbon Inaugural Release 1 Week Tasting

Indeed it did:

Nose: cinnamon, spices, caramel, vanilla, a touch of alcohol, a little leather (although not expected at this age), hint of maple syrup
Taste: cinnamon, caramel, apple, light oak, sweet
Finish: cinnamon, moderate burn, some oak and leather, long finish

Like so many bourbons, this one has really opened up after a week. I wouldn’t guess that it is only 4 years old at this point. When I tasted it last week when I first opened the bottle, it was not as smooth as it is now. At that time, I thought it had a lot of the characteristics of Booker’s, and that is meant in a good way – I love Booker’s. It still has some of those characteristics, but it has mellowed a little now and taken on some different characteristics. We’ll see how it continues to change in the weeks to come. The folks at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. have done a great job again! Cheers!

 

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