Review #533. David Nicholson 1843

Review #533 | /r/Bourbon Review # – David Nicholson 1843

The Schtick: This is a wheated bourbon released by Luxco. It is Heaven Hill distillate, similar to the Larceny and Old Fitz mashbill.

Distiller: Heaven Hill

Bottler: Luxco

ABV: 50% ABV

Age: NAS

Source: Sample

Nose: Ethanol, caramel, confectioners sugar. Pretty much all sweet.

Taste: Thin, werther’s caramel candies, faint honey and fruitiness. Mild oak / tobacco but not prominent in any way.

Finish: Short, faint oak and caramel.

Overall: Overall, this is short, sweet and thin. Not bad, but not impressive. I have a feeling this distillate is younger and from less quality casks than what goes into Old Fitz and Larceny since I remember liking those more.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 4

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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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