Corti Brothers Exquisite Whiskey
Added on Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 at 09:52 AM
  Bottler: Amador Distillery
  Age: 7 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: 2006 Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 42.25 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $50 Availability: Specialty Stores
Bottled for Corti Brothers Sacramento store by Amador Distillery, this is a seven year old Kentucky bourbon finished in Mission del Sol dessert wine casks.
Member Ratings and Notes
The nose on this is pure port with some brown sugar. The palate is similarly big on wine with fruity port or sherry. Digging deep, there is a caramel bourbon note underneath, but I can't say I would pick it out if I didn't know this was actually a bourbon. The port notes increase as it trails off into the finish where it's joined by some oak.


It's not often that I taste something that's totally unique. Tasting blind, there is no way I would guess this was bourbon. If I had to compare it to anything, I would say it tastes most similar to the Navazos Palazzi sherried brandy than anything else I've tasted.


Usually when I taste finished bourbons, I'm left with the feeling that the finishing was just a method to add some sweetness to an inferior product. This one is more akin to a sherried Scotch where the wine notes become an integral part of the whiskey.


Smells like a scotch and has a nice nose.  Lots of wine stuff but the finish is what kills it for me.  Tired sherry cask stuff that is musty and tastes of raw eggs. 

Cloyingly sweet bourbon, but not bourbony bourbon. I immediately pegged it as being finished in "some weird cask" because that's how it tastes.


Others may well enjoy it quite a bit, and I don't particularly dislike it... it's good enough stuff worth trying in my opinion, but not really the sort of thing I personally enjoy.


n:  Bourbon and creme


p:  Laundry water



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