Review #792 | /r/Bourbon Review #435 – O.K.I Single Barrel #71 10yr Gift Shop
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 10yr bourbon bottled at 112.75pf and released at their gift shop. I am unaware of what specific finish this specific cask was treated to.
Distiller: MGP/LDi (Indiana)
Bottler: New Riff (Ohio)
ABV: 56.375% ABV
Age: 10 Years
Additional Info: Gift shop release.
Nose: Rich maple, honey, syrupy stewed fruits. Molasses and a good deal of vanilla butter cream.
Taste: Thick mout hfeel. Some heat, but not punishing. Peppery clove, vanilla and molasses are prominent flavors. There’s a faint fruitiness, but it doesn’t scream PX/Oloroso sherry.
Finish: Medium length, some heat. Lots of pepper with some really weird herbal flavors rising. Its minty and loaded with spicy pepper and clove.
Overall: This is very apparently high rye and was sort of a wild ride, but I dug it in the end. This is easily the best I’ve tasted from them, as their other products were fine at best.
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