Black Saddle 12 Year Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a Kentucky straight bourbon that was matured for at least 12 years in charred, American oak casks before being bottled at 90 proof. As a result of this maturation process, the bourbon has a rich amber color along with an aroma of spicy nougat, creme brulee and hard candy that gives way to notes of pepper spices, toasted cinnamon, and hints of vanilla.
Nose: Little besides ethanol comes out of the glass before this bourbon has had a good rest. After some air time, aromas of buttered popcorn, vanilla, and a bit of nougat emerge.
Palate: Simple and lacking much heft or depth. The arrival is buttery and the development is filled with vanilla, before a bit of pepper shows up on the back end. Nothing is offensive or off putting, but it’s devoid of any real complexity.
Finish: Slightly warming. Spicier than the nose or palate with some light pepper, vanilla, and a touch of citrus to round things out. Medium length.
Spirit Type: American Bourbon Whiskey/Whisky