Curated and Prompted by Greg Walters
Personally, I don't like bourbons over 15 years old; I've found between 10 and 12 to be optimum. But everyone's palate is unique. Checking into other reviews, and reading between the lines, words like 'woody', 'high char' and 'light' translate into "The offering carries heavy wood and char flavors that blow through the rather light ABV of 90."
Matching my experience to a 'T'. Also, having been baptized into the bourbon realm circa 2014, I've witnessed the great bourbon price increase and I am a staunch believer in a few aspects:
For me, the 18 year old is over priced. But Diageo will sell the entire inventory. I've scoured the realm for tasting input and reflection in order to present to you, dear reader, a quick review of this 18 year old dram.
Bourbon is American. It's history a reflects the country's evolution from Fire to Glass. From the entrepreneurial spirit that drives Eastern Light Distilling to the communal bonds tested and strengthened by Heaven Hill's historic fire, to the appreciation of bourbon's craft through its terminology—this is a testament to the heritage that bourbon embodies and the future it promises.
By Drink Gregariously