Country: USA
Region: Indiana
Type: Bourbon
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 46.5%
Score: 84 points

Mettle's Select 2015 Medley Bourbon. Image courtesy MGP Ingredients. This is the first official distillery release from the MGP Ingredients Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and carries the name of Master Distiller Greg Metze. It’s a vatting of three different Bourbons distilled in 2006 and 2008, and the nose is smooth with notes of buttered popcorn, a hint of ginger root, vanilla, charred oak, caramel, and brown sugar. The taste starts off smooth, with a nice cinnamon spiciness that builds up slowly and doesn’t overpower the notes of caramel cola, honey, oak, and vanilla in the background. The finish is long and slightly dry with subtle spices and hints of caramel and brown sugar. It’s fairly light, and I wonder whether it would have been better bottled at a stronger proof. Still, it’s a good, solid Bourbon. (August, 2015)