Bourbon: David Nicholson 1843 (Luxco Brands)
Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Proof: 100.0 Proof (50.0% ABV)
Distilled at: Likely Heaven Hill Distillery although not Disclosed
Nose: Charred oak, caramel, toasted grains and brown sugar.
Palate: Toasted grains and molasses with vanilla and just a bit of char to it. Really enjoyable and balanced. The molasses note is very rich and sweet.
Finish: Long and oaky. The finish stays to one spot on the palate with just a bit of sweetness.
Geek Fact: The origin of the David Nicholson brand starts in the small backroom of a grocery store in St. Louis, Missouri. The now famous "43" recipe of grocery store owner David Nicholson, utilized a wheated bourbon. You may have heard of bottles of David Nicholson selling for a high price and this is likely because the brand was later made by Stitzel-Weller after Prohibition. The brand was acquired by Luxco in 2000. Although Luxco is currently building a distillery in Bardstown, KY, Luxco has had great success with their sourced offerings. In the past, Luxco has stated that their sourced bourbons came from Heaven Hill; although now, it has broadened that statement to Kentucky. Not surprising, given that Luxco also purchased a 50% share in Limestone Branch distillery in 2014. The David Nicholson brand was historically sold in Missouri and Illinois but has since broadened their footprint. #Cheers
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