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Old 55 Single Barrel 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: 80% Corn, 20% Wheat

Color: Copper

MSRP: $75 (2020)

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NOSE

Creme brulee | Vanilla | Maple sugar candy | Caramel | Graham cracker | Very sweet and inviting

palate

Loads of sugary sweet notes | Maple sugar candy | Vanilla | Caramel | Brown sugar | Summer berries | Perfectly proofed | Rich explosion of flavors

finish

Hint of oak | Light cinnamon spice | Molasses | Long with lingering sweet notes

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Wow what a pour from an up-and-coming distillery in Newtown, Indiana! Reaching its four year mark, numerous batches of Bottle in Bond were first released in June, 2020, with the bottle in review being from Batch 16D1A and bottled more recently in fall of 2020. The bourbon is made from an unusual corn-wheat mashbill that contains no malted barley, and first entered the 30 gallon level 3 char barrels at 112.5 proof where it ages underground. The resulting flavor profile is unusually sweet, but manages to keep the sweeter notes in check with a nice mouthfeel and near perfect proofing. Without question, this is one of the best bourbons I’ve ever tasted from such a young distillery, and rivals what the Kentucky majors are putting out at much higher ages. Take caution however, batches are small and the distillery is young, so there may be a wide variation from batch to batch.

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: Nick

November 4, 2020
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