Distillery: Sourced (Tennessee)
Type: Straight Bourbon
Cask: American Oak (Low Char)
Nose: Vanilla, orange zest, grass, caramel candy, sawdust
Palate: Thin texture, vanilla, oak spices, licorice, Christmas cake, nutty
Finish: Long, caramel, tobacco, honey, custard, vanilla
I got to know Bib & Tucker with their White Dog years ago. That was a clear bottle with a clear spirit in it as you can imagine. Today, I had the chance of reviewing Bib & Tucker Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey.
What is Bib & Tucker?
This is a fun part. Bib & Tucker takes its name from 1880s when the US had some challenging times going into the 1880 Presidential Election. Like we just experienced in 2020, it was also one of the elections that saw one of the largest voter turnouts in U.S. history. Despite these challenges, this was a time of great accomplishment, in an era where people came together, dressed in their finest attire, commonly referred to as “bib and tucker” and raised a glass to celebrate their achievements. Doesn't this sound familiar? Hopefully, after the pandemic, we can get out with our finest attire and toast our glasses!
Bib & Tucker 6 Year Old Small Batch Bourbon is a sourced bourbon from Tennessee which is double-distilled in pot stills and aged in white American oak barrels with low char level. This whiskey is bottled 92 proof and aged for at least 6 years.
Bib & Tucker also offers a 10-year-old bourbon and a 12-year-old Single Barrel Select. You can find my review for the 10 Year Old from this link.
How Does It Taste?
One the first pour, the nose pronounces all expected flavors like vanilla, orange zest, caramel. Then additional flavors like sawdust, grass and cinnamon.
The palate started sweet with oak spices. There is a subtle nutty character and some Christmas cake feeling to it. Actually, it is simple and fine. The texture might push you off if you like your bourbon with a chewy texture. Thin texture brings out an easy drinking experience.
The finish is long with caramel and tobacco backed with honey, vanilla and custard cream. Some cinnamon and nutmeg at the very back.
Bib & Tucker 6 Year Old Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey is clearly a simple and well put whiskey in a well-looking bottle. It can be a very joyful bourbon for those who are looking for a sweet and smooth profile.