Widow Jane Straight Bourbon Whiskey Aged 10 Years in American Oak 750ml
$109.99 (unless otherwise stated in the description, price is per bottle)
The name of the whiskey comes from the Widow Jane Mine in Rosendale, NY. This particular offering was distilled in Kentucky and shipped to New York for bottling, where it is cut with water from their namesake Widow Jane mine. The limestone water used is unusually mineral-rich which influences the flavor profile of their bourbon whiskey.
The bottle design is a simple one, with a white-backed label that stands out. It contains the barrel number, bottle number, and date all of which are hand written in red ink which adds to the look.
The whiskey is a dark bronze color in the bottle and dark cooper brown in the glass with medium legs. The nose is sweet and inviting, with an aroma that reaches out and promises something complex to come. I pick up hints of chocolate, sweet corn, vanilla, and honey with a splash of lemon peel on the nose.
The first sip creates a mouth feel that is slightly warm, syrupy and flavorful with a potpourri of Mocha, vanilla, oak, a touch of rye spice, pepper and a noticeable floral earthiness undertone in the back of the throat. The finish reminds me of a tasty mocha chocolate with more vanilla, oak, a slight burnt sugar, rye spice, salt, all weaved together with a distinct floral essence.