Review 543: Colville Small Batch 5 Year
On our latest tasting afternoon of the Whisky Club Groningen we started with this bourbon. One of our members has been on holiday to the U.S. and brought back this bottle with him to share whit his fellow members.
Lets find out how it performs in my glass.
What they write about it:
Just as the old Colville Bridge takes you on a journey back in time to the old Bourbon Country, Colville Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky submerges you into the earliest of all Bourbon traditions.
Build in 1877, the Colville Bridge is the only remaining covered bridge in Bourbon County, Kentucky, and one of the last 13 covered bridges in existence in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Surrounded for decades by the mystique of a ghostly presence within its walls, the bridge remains a must destination for ghost hunters and bourbon enthusiasts alike.
|Distillery:||Florida Caribbean Distillers|
|Location:||Lake Alfred, Florida|
|Owner:||Florida Caribbean Distillers LLC|
|Expression:||Colville Small Batch 5 Year|
|Category:||Kentucky Straight Bourbon|
|Bottled by:||Florida Caribbean Distillers|
|ABV (% Alc):||43%|
|Phenols (smoke):||0 ppm on barley|
|Maturation:||American white oak (Quercus alba)|
|Bottle content:||75 cl|
A fresh dry and spicy whisky with aromas of ginger, vanilla, oak, cedarwood, hint os solvent tones, berries (mainly gooseberries), subtle licorice root, maple syrup, honey, subtle floral tones, pear, apple, hint of banana peals.
A powerful, spicy and sweet whisky with aromas of pepper, solvents, pear, licorice root, cedarwood, honey, vanilla (and loads of it), ginger cardboard, hint of cinnamon, tannins, bitter tea, caramel and oak.
A medium long and dry finish with aromas of tannins, honey, maple syrup, cedarwood and oak.
Well for a bourbon it is remarkably drinkable. I started of my whisky passion with bourbon’s, but nowadays I can’t seem to get over the solvent tones in bourbon. It always feels as if I’m drinking diluted nail polish remover with maple syrup.
All in all a drinkable bourbon.