Candied orange | Light brown sugar | Maraschino cherry | Syrup | Baking spice | Light barrel char | Ethanol lurks below | Intriguing scent profile
Syrup | Raisins | Hints of ripe pear | Dry charred oak | Dry leather | Sharp baking spice | Dry sharp flavors mingle with spice
Light cherry | Aged leather | Dry oak | Spice | Mellow heat that slowly build
This cinema-inspired brand from college friends and co-founders Michael Lahalih and John Pals is back with a 6 year option in their “The Proprietor” line. While it may share a name with its older sibling, it offers a much different sip. This younger version of this line starts off with an intriguing nose that pulls you in with delicious sweeter scents. From there the senses are bombarded with dry sharp and spicy flavors as you dive deeper into the sip. It’s quite the contrast from what the nose leads you to believe. While this younger version doesn’t quite live up to the same level that its older sibling delivered, it still will please those looking for an approachable dry spice dominated barrel proof bourbon.
The bourbon being reviewed comes from barrel number #76.