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    Talking Noah's Mill

    I have passed this bottle up many times at my local shop. What a mistake that has been. Single barrel 114.5 proof.

    I can't describe all the nuances of flavor but I can tell you that I like it a lot.

    I did a search (all threads locked) and noticed this tends to be better with some water or ice. I've got mine on ice and I think it is wonderful.

    I will be stocking up on this one.

    Anyone care to share their experiences?

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    Re: Noah's Mill

    Does anyone know (or have a theory) as to who made the stuff?

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    Re: Noah's Mill

    My bottle says:

    "NOAH'S MILL genuine BOURBON whiskey Handmade in the hills of Kentucky"

    "This batch of Bourbon was aged
    in wooden barrels for Fifteen years
    Bottled by hand at 57.15% alc/vol. (114.3 proof)"

    "Original - Small Batch Bourbon
    Handmade in Kentucky 2-21-92
    Aged in new Charred Oak Barrels
    Hand bottled in Kentucky 3-30-07
    Symbol of Quality - DSP-KY-78
    BATCH QBC No 07-41"

    "Noah's Mill is a Bourbon of extraordinary
    character and smoothness not found among
    younger whiskies. It's superior taste
    and flavor characteristics are made possible
    only from using the very finest quality
    ingredients at the outset along with the
    long years and patience necessary for
    nature to mellow everything to perfection.
    We bottle this Bourbon at a strength that
    best complements it's age, and we're
    sure you'll enjoy it like no other Bourbon."

    "Distilled in Kentucky, Bottled by
    Noah's Mill Distilling Company
    Bardstown, Nelson Co. Kentucky"

    All extra capitalizations and other non-standard uses of the English Language are exactly as printed on the bottle.
    Last edited by Squash; 03-04-2009 at 18:51.

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    Re: Noah's Mill

    Quote Originally Posted by cbsmokin View Post
    I did a search (all threads locked) and noticed this tends to be better with some water or ice. I've got mine on ice and I think it is wonderful.


    You nailed it right there....

    With a splash of water and about ten minutes...., she opens up nicely !!!


    I'm glad you finally discovered it !!!!
    Cheers,

    Scott

    Reality is an illusion created by a lack of alcohol.

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    This was my first-ever SB.com tasting note, and I disagreed about the ice/dilution:
    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...35&postcount=1
    But, that was 5 years ago, and I'd bet it isn't the same bourbon as it was then. Five years ago, well-aged bourbon barrels were a dime a dozen; today, they are premium! Taste profiles change.

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    Re: Noah's Mill

    Noah's Mill brings back memories to me, not ones of long long ago, just about 3 or 4 years ago.
    NM is a quarter of KBD's "Small Batch Bourbon" collection.
    The other three being Pure Kentucky XO, Kentucky Vintage and Rowan's Creek.
    When I first dived into this bourbon adventure I came across this collection.
    I read the labels and belived the tales.
    I thought they really were made by old craftsmen there at KBD with histories that date back centuries.
    But no, it is just second hand bulk whiskey that HH had to much of.
    Now then, with that said I am glad I got 'em and drank 'em.
    I learned a lot,.. tasting is the best teacher.
    Also if you are buying I will drink anyone of those 4.
    ovh

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    Re: Noah's Mill

    Oscar, I've usually got a similar attitude towards non-distiller bottlings. I don't buy them, but if someone's pouring them, I'm no snob. However, my dad gave me a bottle of Noah's Mill for Christmas a couple of years ago, and wow, that's a really good whiskey.

    I agree with the other posters that it's one that really benefits from some water to open it up, but it doesn't take much. I really love the tobacco/leather flavors that come out in it. It's not in my top 5, but I'll be sad to see my bottle go when I finish it.

    -Ethan

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    Re: Noah's Mill

    Don't get wrong, I think it is some of the best KBD has put out.
    ovh

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    Re: Noah's Mill

    Rowan's Creek is on the shelf next to Noah's Mill. I'm thinking I will try it next.

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    Re: Noah's Mill

    I'm liking this Noah's Mill quite a bit . . . I tend to avoid non-distiller brands (as many do) because they can tend to be overpriced versions of juice that is easily available elsewhere. This is good stuff, though . . . aside from a slightly unbalanced, heavy rye character, I'm really enjoying this . . . I'm surprised at how woody it is! For an NAS label bourbon, there is tons of wood coming through in the finish -- perhaps a result of great blending of older and newer stock? Anyway, I like it (although I do think it is on the pricey side) and it reminds me very much of OGD 114 (same proof, similar wood character) -- another one that seems old enough to warrant an age statement. OGD 114 is like 1/3 of the price (& I have 4 in da bunker), so I'll probably stick with that for regular drinking, but this definitely works.

    I have tried Birdman's ice and/or water and 10 mins trick (as I tend to like my whiskey neat and quick ), but that'll be next on the list.
    "A person can work up a mean, mean thirst after a hard day of nothing much at all . . . "

    Andy

 

 

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