Tasting Notes

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Far North Spirits Bødalen Single Barrel Bourbon

Country: USA

Region: Minnesota

Type: Bourbon

Bottler: Distiller

ABV: 49%

Score: 93 Points

Far North Bødalen Single Barrel Bourbon. Image courtesy Far North Spirits.Far North Spirits in Minnesota is best known for its Rye whiskies, but started distilling Bødalen Bourbon in 2015. This 5-year-old bottling comes from one of the distillery’s oldest barrels, and is made from a mashbill of 60% heirloom corn, 30% AC Hazlet winter rye, and 10% malted barley. The nose is aromatic with a nice balance of oak, tobacco, leather, buttered popcorn, soft spices led by a touch of nutmeg, apple cobbler, and Manuka honey. The taste also has a good complex balance of tobacco, figs, plums, baking chocolate, Manuka honey, charred oak, apple cobbler, and soft spices. The finish is long with touches of baked fruits, cocoa, and oak. Excellent! (December, 2020)