What bourbon from a new distillery that have tried lately.
This week we take our first look at Luca Mariano Distillery out of Danville Kentucky. One of their brand ambassadors Jennifer Brandt was kind enough to give us a bottle to review at Bourbon on the Banks.
The Viola family has been perfecting their Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey and rye whiskey recipe for over 100 years. Now, they are excited to release it to the public. Luca Mariano bourbon and whiskeys are aged in charred, new oak barrels to perfection and inspected thoroughly before bottling, ensuring only the highest quality of bourbon and whiskey in every bottle. They have broken ground on a 300 acre farm in Danville, Kentucky and we are excited to be some of the first to tour this new distillery when they open their doors.
We hope you enjoy Jim and Mike’s review below. Be sure to listen to the episode of the podcast on your favorite platform, to hear more! Cheers!
Tasting Notes: Luca Mariano Single Barrel Bourbon
Vital Stats: Aged a minimum of 6 years with a non-disclosed mash bill but we do know that it is a high rye. It was contract distilled by Wilderness Trail Distillery . It is 103 proof with a $69 MSRP.
Appearance: Elegant cut bottle with their family crest on the back with dark amber bourbon inside.
Nose: Fruity pebbles, nectarines, peaches and cinnamon spice with some oak, honey and caramel.
Palate: Lighter fruit with Spicy honey sweetness that is textured with creamy layers. Spearmint gum and root beer candies will show up after it opens up.
Finish: Medium to long that will stay with you. It’s beautiful Kentucky hug will keep you nice and warm.
Overall: Great new bourbon that is worth a try. This is a buy for us and would make a wonderful holiday gift.