Classification: Straight Whiskey
Company: Old Dominick Distillery
Distillery: Sourced (from an undisclosed Indiana distillery)
Release Date: April 2022
Age: 7 Years
Mashbill: 83% Wheat, 12% Corn, 5% Malted Barley
MSRP: $76 (2022)
Caramel | Pine | Mint | Vanilla pudding | Fresh charred oak
Burnt caramel | Dark chocolate | Toasted oak | Allspice | Dash of nutmeg | Root beer hard candy | Rich
Dry oak | Black Tea | Black Pepper | Light clove | Potent & warming
Old Dominick Distillery is commemorating the renovation of Overton Park Conservancy’s renovation of their nine hole golf course. Renamed Overton Park 9, the project was managed by King-Collins Golf Course Design, who also managed the Sweetens Cove Golf Club revival. Four individual barrels of 7 year old wheat whiskey originating from Indiana were bottled for the occasion and released in the Memphis, Tennessee area. Outside of the immediate area, most whiskey drinkers may not know the park or its golf course all that well, but that doesn’t mean one should overlook this release.
At jump, the nose is a delicious fusion of caramel, pine, and mint. It features just the right amount of intensity, and curiously complements the deep color of this whiskey well. The palate follows with a plethora of deeply rich flavors, spearheaded by dark chocolate and accented with root beer hard candy. The finish is equally potent, featuring dry oak, black tea, and clove. It’s definitely a whiskey that leans dark and rich. A bit more sweetness and less dryness might have benefited this whiskey, but as is, it’s a worthy choice to commemorate a special occasion.
According to the company, a portion of proceeds from this release will be donated to the Overton Park 9 to support the park’s efforts in keeping the public golf course accessible, affordable, and welcoming to all.
The whiskey in review is from Barrel #796