Nose: Honey, mint, vanilla cake, cinnamon, damp earth, oak spices
Palate: Oily, cloves, black peppers, caramel, menthol, toasted oak, caramelized sugar
Finish: Dry, ginger, tobacco, caramel fudge, lots of cloves
When Redemption Whiskey sends you barrel proof whiskey in lockdown, you just sit back, relax, taste and review!!! Redemption Barrel Proof 9-Year-Old Bourbon is a pretty interesting bourbon.
How Does It Taste?
Redemption Barrel Proof 9 Year Old Bourbon has a mash bill of 75% corn, 21% rye, and 4% malted barley. The whiskey is produced at MGP, Indiana and it is really nice that the company is open to tell where they source their whiskey from. The whiskey is aged for 9 years and bottled at barrel proof of 105.7.
The nose starts with intense honey and mint freshness. Vanilla cake with cinnamon, oak spices and damp earth is blended in a lovely way.
The palate has an oily texture. Cloves with a lavender tincture, black peppers, caramel, menthol, toasted oak, licorice and caramelized sugar lead to a dry and bitter finish with caramel fudge, tobacco and lots of cloves.
I can feel the spicy backbone coming from the regular rye whiskey expressions of Redemption throughout the tasting. The sweetness feels much more than needed at first but with the dryness it becomes neutral in time. Actually, it feels more than 9 year old bourbon.
I really enjoyed sipping it, and with the complexity it offers, I feel like Redemption Barrel Proof 9-Year-Old Bourbon is a lovely bourbon. I would wish to have some more earthy qualities instead of intense oak extraction. But, sky is the limit right?
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