Review #752 | /r/Bourbon Review #417 – W.H. Harrison Governors Reserve Barrel Proof, Batch #4
The Schtick: “W. H. Harrison Governor’s Reserve celebrates the rare balance of boldness and smoothness required in a great leader, and great Bourbon.
Our unique “high-rye” recipe, bottled at Barrel Proof, makes a bold statement upfront but finishes smooth with layers of subtlety.
Best enjoyed on the rocks
Taste Profile: bold, robust upfront, spicy with layers of subtlety through the middle, and an elegant, smooth finish.”
Not super amazing praise. Lets see how it does.
Distiller: Tipton Spirits (Indiana)
Bottler: Tipton Spirits
ABV: 57.5% ABV
Nose: Ethanol, corn, honey and graham cracker. Sweet buttered popcorn and clove.
Taste: Medium mouthfeel, some heat. Weirdly thin, lots of honey and faint pepper.
Finish: Short, hot and loaded with fruitiness. Lots of melon, passion fruit, honey, clove and graham cracker. Surprisingly not full of craft notes – which is excellent.
Overall: I wanted to like this more than I did, but it is a bit rough around the edges. Thankfully though, it does not pack a lot of gross young crafty notes which helps it at ranking time.
Thanks for reading!