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Bottling NameNoah's Mill
Bottled ByKentucky Bourbon Distillers, Ltd. Bardstown,KY
TypeKentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Alcohol content114.3 Proof
Availability US: Available Japan: Unknown Duty Free: Not Available Europe: Unknown
Age15
Views (since 20080612) 40593
Bottling Info"Soft, well-balanced with some complexity and good length. Quite Elegant. This was one of the oldest whiskeys in the tasting with heavy aging and full flavor. Found the nose to be of wonderful wood and forests and the palate had Beautiful Structure. This is a fabulous whiskey, also notes of toffee caramel nose."

- Wine International Magazine (1996)



Review from karloff (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 2243, Created:20130915145243)
Purchased at:Rehills(Newcastle, Uk)
Purchased for:40 pounds
Info on this bottle:Batch No 12-68
Nose:A lovely strong Oakwood nose is the first thing that hits but coming up behind are some wonderful fruits like cherry and plum. The vanilla is there as with all bourbons and a large dollop of chocolate orange.
Taste:Thick and chewy when you swill it around your mouth and it leaves that nice warm coating that is just heaven. Quite smooth for a bourbon so full bodied and you can taste the wood and dates as it warms your soul.
Finish:A long mouth coating fruity dry finish that lasts long into the night if you have a nip before you go to bed. The wife said to me, did you brush your teeth? Noooooooooo!!!!!! God would not forgive me.
Overall:This is a wonderful Bourbon, top of the range and a very good price as well. You will only find this in a specialist whisky shop, well in England anyway. A lot of love care and attention has gone into making this bourbon and you can tell. Quality

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Review from Mike (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 2157, Created:20130219155548)
Purchased at:Sigman Bottle Shop, Conyers, GA
Purchased for:$45
Info on this bottle:15 Years Old
Nose:Burnt brown sugar, nuts, leather, nutmeg, charred oak, vanilla, maple syrup in a highly viscous and 'leggy' fluid. The nose is subdued, and even when cut only a small amount, the alcohol is tame.
Taste:A rich and creamy sweetness with lots of vanilla, nuts, and a shade of orange. At mid-palate some hot cinnamon struts out to demonstrate, but the 15 years worth of oak tannins keep from overplaying its role. The thick sweetness overpowers the tannins, much to the delight of some..... as for me, I am good with that.
Finish:Moderate to long with some residual sweetness contending with the spice and with the tannins.
Overall:This is a new bottle, still at 15 Years of age and 114.3 proof......... I am not sure if they are now selling this bourbon with no age statement.......... but it is always available at 'my' liquor store......... I will check next time I go there as to age and proof in its current release. I have always been a big fan of Noah's Mill, and still am.......... as my past reviews will attest (although the last review is now over two years old).

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Review from Sycamore Hills Distillery (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1916, Created:20110111225902)
Purchased at:Bardstwon
Purchased for:40 and some change
Info on this bottle:I love the fact that the bottle looks like a wine bottle! My wife puts her wine bottle on the table and so do I.
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Overall:Everyone has done a great job of talking about the Mill. I just wanted to say that I am a fan as well and have been for some time. My favorite part is the delightful buttery-ness on the finish. It is great after dinner with a cigar sitting next to a fire!

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Review from eatyourbeer (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1873, Created:20100919222410)
Purchased at:Downtown Wine and Spirits, Somerville MA
Purchased for:$49
Info on this bottle:Batch QBC N 10-57
Nose:boozey. (my nose is a wus for booze.)
Taste:It's hot, no doubt. I splashed in an inexact amount of water and am much happier with it this way.
At first it tastes like it's going to be sweet, but a lot of wood kicks in very quickly. It's fairly smooth for the amount of booze and wood involved.
Finish:Tannins, some caramel notes, hints at vanilla. Hangs around for awhile, vanilla becoming more prevalent.
Overall:I usually don't agree with tannins, but in this instance I can work with it quite happily. It's got a lot of wood in it, but it manages a lot of smoothness and complexity under those tannins. Hints of vanilla and caramel, a nice long finish, and a balanced attack on the palate.
Thin it out a bit and it's a very nice sipping whiskey on autumn evenings. Neat it's a bit hot for my taste, but that just means the bottle will last a bit longer. Thin it out a bit and it's a very nice sipping whiskey on autumn evenings. Neat it's a bit hot for my taste, but that just means the bottle will last a bit longer.

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Review from Mike (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1864, Created:20100824181459)
Purchased at:Annual review time for Noah's Mill
Nose:Nuts, leather, grass, vanilla, maple syrup, and oak.
Taste:Rich, deep, creamy sweetness that falls into a spicy grasp.
Finish:Moderately long with sweet and spice still playing the Star Spangled Banner!
Overall:Were this a woman and I not married, I would be dogging her trail! Yeepee ti yi yo, get along little doggies!

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Review from Mike (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1282, Created:20080908164551, Updated:20080908164744)
Purchased at:Down the road a piece
Purchased for:You think I would reckamember?
Info on this bottle:Drinking can alter yo mind
Nose:Rye, nuts, leather, oak, and vanilla.
Taste:Dry attack with mild sweetness arriving mid-palate and departing shortly thereafter.
Finish:Moderate to long and dry and oaky.
Overall:I cut this boy to around 105 proof. I have liked Noah's Mill in the past, but on this occasion, it don't gee haw with my flavorater. It didn't make friends with the barrel with whom it was paired and the oak took over after a bit more than 18 years of conjugal disharmony.

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Review from spun_cookie (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1083, Created:20080516215453)
Purchased at:
Info on this bottle:07=122, DSP KY-78
Nose:Citrus is my first thought. Wonderful scent. Some floral and good oak. Not much alcohol for its high proof
Taste:Little citrus and smooth. Dome hazelnut with vanill and then light almond. There is some vanilla and caramel
Finish:Moderate alcohol but lots of vanilla and light tannis. There is very nice.
Overall:This is a good little bourbon. Thank you Birdman. I found a place local that has this so now I will go get some.

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Review from Bourbon Joe (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 840, Created:20070926164937, Updated:20070926165324)
Purchased at:Sample from friend
Purchased for:0
Info on this bottle:Distilled 2-21-92, bottled 3-30-07 Batch 07-41 15 y/o
Nose:Caramel and vanilla nose. Very nice indeed.
Taste:Classic bourbon taste. No off notes. Nothing stands out either IMO. Good bit of wood present.
Finish:Nice caramelly finish, although rather short in duration.
Overall:This bourbon may be slightly overpriced IMO. I've had better 15 y/o's around this price point.

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Review from gillmang (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 739, Created:20070407081106, Updated:20070407133204) View discussion on this review.
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Info on this bottle:Barreled 1989 bottled in '04, over 15 years old
Nose:Corn, wood, yellow fruit, a "round" whiskey quality, some roasted chestnut
Taste:Very full in taste, brawny and big with oak well in evidence, good maple sweetness too. The right amount of water makes it different, taming both wood and alcohol and letting the sweetness come through more. I am not sure what I diluted it to, maybe 95 proof which is well-nigh perfect for this whiskey (IMO). The correct water addition also makes the finish much better, longer and more modulated.
Finish:At full proof (114.3) a little feisty due to the oak and alcohol, taken down to about 95 proof the finish is rounded, elegant, leaving gentle charcoal decay. Also, the underlying distillery flavors come through better with some water addition (this is the flowery taste).
Overall:I like it a lot when adjusted to the "right" proof (for me). For a minute it occurred to me this might be what Knob Creek would taste like if aged to 15 years. I wonder if the source was Beam. Anyway, top-quality.

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Review from Mike (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 710, Created:20070207140040)
Purchased at:Sigman Bottle Shop, Conyers, GA
Purchased for:$41
Info on this bottle:Barreled on 11-5-84, bottled on 03-03
Proof Of this Bottle:114.3
Nose:Knowing that this bourbon is a bit hot, I added a 'splash' of filtered water to about 1/2 oz and gave it a moment in the glass. A rich set of aromas emerged after a few moments. There was vanilla, burnt sugar, orange peel, nuts, apricots, and bubble gum in a hearty mix that is rich.
Taste:Corn sweetness greets you on entry, followed by some pepper that mixes well with the viscous vanilla candy corn. Excellent flavors to my palate.
Finish:A lengthy finish that is peppery with some sweetness still resonating.
Overall:Almost never have I recommended adding water to a whiskey. But, I am learning! Straight from the bottle this 18 YO, 114 proof whiskey is too hot and, to some, to tannic. I do not find the tannins objectionable, but the alcohol does need to be moderated. A 'splash' will tame Noah's temper and produce a much richer bourbon where the alcohol doesn't scream down your throat and claw your gullet. Of the four reviews on BE of Noah's Mill, I have done three. Why this is the case is a mystery to me, because I think, properly subdued, it is a marvelous bourbon with plenty of flavor and balance

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Review from Mike (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 569, Created:20060818152159) View discussion on this review.
Purchased at:Sigman Bottle Shop, Conyers, GA
Purchased for:$45
Proof Of this Bottle:114.3
Nose:Excellent nose with oak, nuts, leather, citrus fruits, floral elelments, and honey. Deep and rich.
Taste:A creamy, rich, sweetness upfront followed quickly by the oak of a 15 YO and the spicy pepper of a 114 proof whiskey. A challenge, to be sure, but a corresponding reward.
Finish:A long finish that maintains the sweetness and the spice which is almost overwhelmed by the oak dryness and alcohol pepper.......still quite good though.
Overall:I have always enjoyed this bourbon and have always been surprised that more people on BE don't seem to care for it. It is very robust in my opinion, but excellent in all respects. I prefer it without adding any water. For myself, I rarely find that adding water improves any whiskey. For high proof whiskies, I just take smaller sips.

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Review from bourbonv (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 416, Created:20060318073505)
Purchased at:Bourbon's Bistro Bar
Purchased for:12.00
Info on this bottle:Standard Bottle
Proof Of this Bottle:114.3
Nose:Oak wood and floral tones with a little spice - cinnamon and liquorice.
Taste:Hot alcohol and wood - sawdust, with a little caramel and spice dominated by the wood.
Finish:Short and dry with wood tannins.
Overall:Try it on the rocks or with a little water to lessen the wood tannins.

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Review from Mike (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 116)
Purchased at:Sigman Spirits, Conyers, GA
Purchased for:$40
Nose:Scents of peaches, apricots, vanilla, almonds, and coconut pie. 15 years in the barrel gives it some nice oak resonances. At 114.3 proof the alcohol asserts itself a bit.
Taste:Very smooth up front, with distinct sweetness that gives way to a bit of fire at the back of the mouth.
Finish:Long strong finish that leaves the whole mouth clean and fresh. It has lasting power!
Overall:This whiskey is a ruffian sent to finishing school. For the timid it will still be intimidating. I have liked and enjoyed this whiskey for several years. It never has disappointed me and I heartily recommend it. It will warm your innards and improve your self esteem!!

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