Starlight Carl T. Huber’s Small Batch Straight Bourbon


Classification: Straight Bourbon

Company: Starlight Distillery

Distillery: Starlight Distillery

Release Date: Ongoing

Proof: 92

Age: 4 Years

Mashbill: Blend of 60% Corn, 20% Rye, 20% Malted Barley & 51% Corn, 20% Rye, 20% Malted Barley, 9% Wheat

Color: Dark Copper

MSRP: $35 (2020)

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Caramel | Vanilla | Oak | Pear | Traditional bourbon aroma


Oak | Pepper | Trail mix | Banana | Thin and quite oaky


Oak | Pepper | Dry


If you revel in traditional bourbon flavor profiles, this is for you. Caramel and vanilla are the stars of the show, with a hardcore influx of oak and pepper notes to back it up. It features a surprising amount of oak and color for a 4 year old bourbon aged in 53 gallon barrels. This is probably the result of it being aged in “barrels from three different cooperage companies and four different barrel styles.” Its 3 and 4 grain blended mashbills add some much needed dimension to the palate, but I expected more from such a mingling. For an Indiana bourbon, it drinks more like a classic Kentucky one.

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: Eric Hasman

July 17, 2020
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