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Bottling NameOld Charter 7
Bottled ByUnited Distillers ,
TypeKentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Alcohol content80 Proof
Availability US: No Longer Available Japan: Not Available Duty Free: Not Available Europe: Not Available
Mashbill InfoUD low rye
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Bottling Info

Review from bourbonv (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1313, Created:20081015191830, Updated:20090517194101) View discussion on this review.
Purchased at:Sample from Gillman
Info on this bottle:Bottled in 1947 at 7 years old
Nose:Tasted in a Glencairn glass. Nice orange to amber color with good legs. Sweet with citrus fruit and vanilla and a hint of oak wood. Not overly complex but nice on the nose.
Taste:The taste seems a little thin at first without any oiliness but then it comes on strong with that citrus fruitines and caramel. A little sweet spice comes toward the end.
Finish:Wow! The finish is where this bourbon shines. That sweet citrus fruit and caramel transforms into a bit of dry wood and citrus fruit until finally it all balances out with sweet vanilla and oak tannins. I love this finish!
Overall:Thanks Gary for this sample. It is a very good example of what would be considered a young bourbon by today's standards showing that maturity is more important than age. If I tasted this bourbon thinking it was made today, I would say at least 10 years ald if not older and I would be suprised that so much of the original distillate flavor came through after all of that time in the barrel.

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