Do you love cask strength whisky in the spring and summer?

Jim was down in southern Kentucky and stopped at Dueling Grounds Distillery for a visit. How have we missed this place? A historical sight where duels were fought for honor.

The Texas  legend Sam Houston even fought a duel here.  Jim picked up a bottle of their single barrel wheated bourbon that would surely calm anyone’s nerves and giving them the courage they need before a fight.

We hope you enjoy Jim and Mike’s review.  Be sure to catch the podcast episode on your favorite platform, for more information.  Cheers!

Tasting Notes: Linkumpinch Bourbon

Vital Stats: This four year single barrel Kentucky straight bourbon has a mashbill is 66% corn 22 % red winter wheat and 12 % malted barley. It is 120 proof and has an MSRP of $70

Appearance:  A tall standard bottle with dark mahogany whiskey inside.

Nose: spice drop candy, black liquorice, cinnamon apples and dark floral.

Palate: The palate matches the nose. A spiced buttery cake. Intense softness that is mouth coating with layers of caramel, vanilla and oak. Candied jalapeños make the spices stick to your mouth with a lot of sweetness. This is a grown man and woman whiskey.

Finish: Long with a beautiful Kentucky hug.

Overall: Wow could this be a bourbon of the year contender?  The wheated king of Kentucky thinks it has a fighting chance. It’s that good folks. The complexity in this craft whiskey is amazing. It’s a buy all day long for us. Get one on your shelf.