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Old 55 100% Sweet Corn Bourbon Bottled in Bond

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Classification: Straight Bourbon

Company: Old 55 Distillery

Distillery: Old 55 Distillery

Release Date: Ongoing

Proof: 100

Age: 4 Years

Mashbill: 100% Sweet Corn

Color: Chestnut

MSRP: $145 (2021)

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NOSE

Sweet vanilla | Caramel | Maple syrup | Graham cracker | Sweet aromas are the main highlights | Dessert-like

palate

Creme brulee | Pancakes drenched in maple syrup | Vanilla | Caramel | Brown sugar | Loads of sweet, sugary flavors | Touch of oak | Hint of cinnamon on the backend

finish

Tapering cinnamon spice | Hint of tobacco | Rich & sweet | Long with delicate spice against sweet flavors | Delicious

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A year ago I reviewed Old 55 Single Barrel Bottled in Bond Bourbon, and was pretty impressed. So much so, that it made our Best Craft Whiskeys of 2020 list. A unique explosion of sweet flavors that was far more developed than I had expected for a 4 year old bourbon, I somewhat wondered if it was just a fluke.

Tasting this 100% corn mashbill, batched version I am picking up many of the same flavor notes, albeit just a little more balance of the smorgasbord of sweet flavors against oak, cinnamon, and tobacco notes. This unusual mashbill and now what I am starting to think of as a trademark “Old 55” flavor profile, is a bourbon that rivals even the best limited releases from Kentucky majors. If you’re not paying attention to Old 55 Distillery yet, let this serve as your wake up call.

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

September 20, 2021
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