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Abraham Bowman Double Barrel Bourbon Tasting notes and reviews

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Abraham Bowman Double Barrel Bourbon

Brand
Abraham Bowman
Expression
Double Barrel Bourbon
Type
American Whiskey ~ Bourbon
Abv
50.00%
Produced at
A. Smith Bowman Distillery
Region
Virginia
Website
www.asmithbowman.com
Availability
USA

Chris Goodrum

88
Nose
Opens with soft, buttery oak, corn and chunks of sweet, violet rye. Lightly earthy with a touch of pruney dried fruit and light herbal rye. In time dark chocolate, liquorice and bbq smoke.
Palate
On the shy side and not as complex as the nose would suggest, but a lovely suppleness. Opens with liquorice tainted oak then edgy, dark rye spices. Tannins and alcohol are drying.
Finish
Long and dry. Oily corn coming through with a touch of spice. Still pretty oaky and boy those tannins grip!
Comment
So the palate doesn't quite have the complexity of the nose. But it's a minor quibble!

Joel Harrison

79
Nose
Strong and robust. Wild honey, apricots, cracked black pepper and hot toffee apple.
Palate
A spicy little number with a sweet topping. It has a toasted rye bread note, but topped with hot salted butter and even more sea salt after that. Cinnamon and nutmeg underpin.
Finish
Dry, long and coastal, is this a bourbon from Skye?!
Comment
Like walking down a sea front pier after fresh rainfall on the hot, wooden walkway.
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