We recounted the story behind Jacob’s Pardon in our review of their two 15-year-old whiskeys and 8-year-old Small Batch American Whiskey Recipe #1. In the present day we try the second launch of the youthful providing. For Recipe #2, Grasp Blender (and well-known spirits author) Paul Pacult took a really totally different strategy. The sooner launch included MGP mild whiskey in addition to Tennessee whiskey and a mashbill that was 99% corn. The brand new launch is 100% Tennessee Whiskey with a mashbill of 70% corn, 22% rye, and eight% malt. Moreover, Recipe #2 has a a lot increased abv. We have been followers of the primary launch, so let’s give this one a strive.
The nostril opens with oaky wooden adopted by candy dessert notes of sweet corn, malted cereal grain, butterscotch, pecan, vanilla, and just a little maple syrup. Taking a sip, the warmth of this excessive proof whiskey asserts itself with a warming burn, however alongside comes a powerful Tennessee whiskey character together with daring notes of pecans, vanilla, cinnamon, black pepper, and cereal grain. Including water brings extra cinnamon sweetness to the palate and heightens the cereal notes. The end is pretty lengthy and features a contact of maple syrup earlier than the cereal notes slowly disappear. That is noticeably totally different from Recipe #1, however fairly pleasant, significantly when you like Tennessee whiskey. Dickel followers will definitely wish to give this a strive.
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