Traverse City Barrel Proof Bourbon

Traverse City Barrel Proof Straight Bourbon

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Traverse City Barrel Proof Straight Bourbon

Country: USA - Michigan - Traverse City
Distillery: Traverse City Whiskey Co
Type: Straight Bourbon
Age: 4
Cask: American Oak
ABV: 58.3%
Proof: 114.6
Price: $75

Nose: Bourbon starts with oatmeal aromas blending into tobacco, caramel fudge and cedar. Clear feeling of  dates and  very slight alcohol burn

Palate: Totally chewable with dark chocolate, allspice, rye spice, blackcurrant and delicate fresh baked brioche.

Finish: Finish is long, tannic and warm having ginger dryness. The end is with lemon zest, char and toasted oak.

I have reviewed two other bourbons from Traverse City as follows.

1-TC Straight Bourbon
2-TC City Port Barrel Finish

Both of those whiskies show potential to grow into something good, but Traverse City Barrel Proof is at another level. 

Impressive nose is followed by a rich palate with huge complexity. Finish is really intense with the lemon zesty ending and ginger dryness. I think I am in love with the palate that has all those dark flavors mentioned above.

It would be a nice idea for me to check the other batches from this expressions as I believe that even a little alcohol level shift will impact this whiskey like a bomb. 

If you find this bottle, don't miss it!