Hooker's House Bourbon
Added on Wednesday, Jan 4, 2012 at 06:44 PM
  Bottler: Prohibition Spirits
  Age: 4 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 50.00 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $36 Availability: Specialty Stores
Hooker's House is a four year old Kentucky bourbon (from an unnamed distilery) finished for nine months in pinot noir casks.  The mashbill is 54% corn, 46% rye.
Member Ratings and Notes
Sku
 
The nose on this is very nice starting sweet and fruity with quickly emerging vegetal rye notes.  The palate is quite fruity with sweet fruit punch and plums.  Later in the palate, rye peaks out from underneath and turns minty.

A very nice, drinkable bourbon.
Tim
 

N: Black cherry sits against a slightly fumey, distinctly red wine note. There's some vanilla and oak, a very faint shade of toffee. Faint corn as well. 

 

P: A bit dry and oaky initially; black cherry but goes to a more straightforward fruity presence. This runs borderline tart at moments. Cherries, a little grape, a little plum, definite red wine tannins again. Abundantly fruity. Lighty mouthfeel but drying and grippy. Chewy. 

 

F: A little heat, strong fruity presence with a little more bourbon than on the palate. Some dry oak, very grippy & chewy mouthfeel even on the finish. Light hint of oranges; cherries in abundance. A hint of blueberry as well. 

 

If this had a little more bourbon and a little less red wine fruit on the palate and finish this would be dangerously great. As it is, it's pretty enjoyable.  

 

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