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O.K.I. Single Barrel Bourbon Barrel #18

CAPSULE REVIEW
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Classification: Straight Bourbon

Company: O.K.I.

Distillery: MGP

Release Date: September 2020

Proof: 114

Age: 5 Years

Mashbill: 60% Corn, 36% Rye, 4% Malted Barley

Color: Light Copper

MSRP: $70

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NOSE

Creamy caramel | Lightly charred oak | Vanilla | Slight tingling of ethanol

palate

Rye spice | Hints of orange rind & burnt sugar | Peppery | Touch of baking spice | Hot and fiery with a touch of sweet

finish

Fiery spice | Light oak | Vanilla | White peppercorn | Dominating heat

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The O.K.I. brand first helped get New Riff Distilling off the ground and now Chad Brizendine and Jake Warm are hoping to breathe new life into it after acquiring it from New Riff. O.K.I.'s first single barrel releases are bottled at cask strength, and were released in Northern Kentucky this fall with distribution to Ohio and Indiana planned soon thereafter.

The sip opens with an inviting nose that highlights a rich creamy profile with a slight hint at the heat that’s going to follow. The palate punches above the bottling proof and delivers a hot sip that mixes in a dab of sweetness. Ending on a dominant note of straight heat, O.K.I. Barrel #18 is geared towards those that like and embrace a fiery high proof pour.

The sample used for this review was provided at no cost courtesy of its respective company. We thank them for allowing us to review it with no strings attached.
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Written By: Jordan

November 21, 2020
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