Nulu Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey (NULU NIGHT CH.1) - Bourbon Pursuit & Keg N Bottle Private Barrel Pick 750 ml
OVERVIEW: Posted on Patreon 06/24/2022
We tasted through 5 x 21% MGP barrels and they just got better as they went. I promise we went back and tasted them all a second time just to make sure. Then we got to taste some of the finished components to see what we wanted to do with them. We tasted a French oak finish. Then tasted a double oak that was a 36% MGP and another 95/5 rye. This gave us a good idea of what the finishing process can do. After we tasted through those finished versions I asked to try 2 more barrels.
Holy smokes was that ever the right decision! The first barrel we tried was a caramel, buttery, creamy delight. The whole team agreed that was the best barrel out of all of them and it would be a disservice to finish it with anything. We went back to our notes and we all loved #5 and we discussed our options. The consensus was that we should throw it into a medium toast barrel to give it some extra character. Heavy toast or an added Char 3/4 would have been too much. Excited to be dropping these here in another few months now! Please enjoy "NULU NIGHT CH.1".
Distilled in Indiana, Age 4.5 years, Barrel B703, Proof 117, 58.5% ABV
TASTING NOTES: by Brian Beyke
- Nose: The nose is floral-toned, syrupy, and full of honey notes, lingering like a thin mint cookie.
- Palate: The palate is bright and lively, full of spicy cinnamon notes and underlying creamy vanilla tones. Less of the honey graham notes than, say, the toasted bourbon - light yet citrusy with spiced honey linger.
- Finish: This one lingers dry on the palate with subtle oak, but long with subtle pops of cherry that only grows the longer it sits.