Whisky of the week # 58 Ridgemont Reserve
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1792 Ridgemont Reserve. 75cl, 46.9%
1792 Ridgemont Reserve is a distinctively smooth, handcrafted small-batch bourbon, patiently aged 8 years in new charred oak barrels in Bardstown, Kentucky. This 93.7 proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey was named for the year Kentucky became a state. Rich and velvety, it’s the perfect bourbon for toasting any special occasion – in fact, it’s the Official Toasting Bourbon of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival.
Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2010 edition gave it a 92.5 rating.
Big weighty-rye with a attitude.
In a herd of any 30 random bourbons, this one would stand out by nose alone.
The taste is puckering & mouthwatering,the ryes go ballistic,especially on the spice front with salivation levels on full blast,it is sometime hard to pick out the more delicate custard-cream & apple nuances.
The oak finish kicks in at the death with a shot of liquorice & coffee.The ryes refuse to be downbeaten.A shade heavier with the oak showing a burlier attitude.However the unique rye fizz ensures a delightful & no means understated degree of charm.
Fabulously.different & wholly adorable.