Golden amber color. Candy floss, honey and golden citrus on the nose, not sharp. Typical cream of wheat/plaster of Paris sweetness as well. Oily and slightly viscous, with alcohol burn fading into maple and corn sweetness at first, then more citrus and dusty-wheaty notes. The empty glass smells like bananas. Incredible value, if you like wheat Bourbons and can find it.
Very Old Fitzgerald 12 Year Bourbon
(90 proof), bottled 2009? $30
Moderate amber in color. Creamy nose, vanilla and marzipan, old furniture finish. The decrease is alcohol is evident, but there’s a drag of wood tannins across the front of the palate that takes a moment to turn from furniture shop (e.g. good wood aromatized by hot metal) to the cream of wheat sweetness. There’s some ornamentation of green spicy notes that must be from the wood, and this just feels heavier and more contemplative.
"I said GodDAMN! Goddamn..." -Mia Wallace
This is a real gem. Lacking a T&T rum in my quiver, I used Hamilton 86 Demerara, and oh man. This'll be the one to take the "edge off" after a long day of selling dinettes and bar stools. No matter your toil, I highly recommend suppressing your woes with this brilliant cocktail. Sláinte!