Review #790 | /r/Bourbon Review #434 – O.K.I 10yr Small Batch, Sherry Brandy Finish
The Schtick: This is a cheeky NDP who uses their brand to indicate the states involved in producing and bottling their sourced spirits – the O, K and I are stand-ins for Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. According to them, it is distilled in Indiana, bottled in Kentucky, and loved in Ohio.
This is a small batch release from them that is finished in a Sherry / Brandy cask.
Distiller: MGP/LDi (Indiana)
Bottler: New Riff (Ohio)
ABV: 54% ABV
Age: 10 Years
Nose: Sweet nougat, caramel, oak, pepper, fudge. Fruity banana laffy taffy. Sweet, stewed fruits. Really rich.
Taste: Medium mouth feel, some heat. Lots of sweet caramel, oaky pepper, waffle cone and tobacco. Fruits are less overstated here, but present.
Finish: Short, rough, loaded with astringency, spices, pepper and tobacco.
Overall: It really boggles me how these are all starting so great, and then just diving down the bitter hole. Again, it starts great, but a hot, dry, bitter finish leaves it sitting in ‘just fine’ territory.
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