Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Tasting: Noah's Mill


Noah’s Mill
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Distillery: Kentucky Bourbon Distillers
Age: Unknown use to be 15years
Proof/ABV: 114.3 Proof
Mash Bill: Unknown
Average US Price: $50
Release: Ongoing

87/100




Noah's Mill is a product of Kentucky Bourbon Distillers (KBD) also known as Willett. Most of the brands owned by (KBD) do not actually identify KBD or Willett as the producing company, but rather they use fake distillery names like Noah's Mill Distillery or Old Bardstown distillery. Noah's Mill is one of the small batch offerings that comes from Willett, it is 114 proof and in the ballpark of 8-12 years old. The original Noah's Mill use to have a 15 year age statement, but that was removed in 2012, and it now states aged until fully matured.

KBD did not operate as a distillery from 1980-2012. They operated as a non-distilling producer during that time, which instead of distilling they purchased bourbon from other distilleries and aged it in their own warehouses. In January 2012 Willett resumed distilling and now has their own rye and bourbon. Earlier this year Willett released Old Bardstown Bottled in Bond which is their own distillate.

Nose:
Pepper, light cinnamon, caramel, toffee, chocolate, raisins and toasted wood.

Palate:
Sweet caramel, vanilla cream, toasted nuts, figs, pepper, cinnamon, cloves, chocolate , mint, and oak.

Finish:
Nice long finish. Sweet corn, pepper, peanuts, tobacco, and oak.


Photo & Review By: Aaron Cave