FThis is my opinion only - of all the great bourbons on the market today why is there just a handful worthy to be put in a snifter and savored for hours on end?
Let's take a look at this unique situation and look at some of my favorite bourbons. Knob Creek, Wild Turkey 12 year old, Kentucky Spirit, Kentucky Legend and let's not forget Russell's Reserve, W.L.Wellers Centennial 10 year old, A.H.Hirsch and all the Van Winkles of which I am indebted to Julian VanWinkle for bringing these fine bourbons to the market, Ezra B and the antique collection to just name a few. All of the above shows a different character - some have chocolate, butterscotch, some are flowery, some are heavy with rye, some show stone fruit, most are honeyed- so what is it that puts these bourbons and a few others worthy of a snifter? Each one with all the character, different tastes and different proofs has one thing in common - they take all the aromas, taste and not one overrides the other one, but each individual smell and taste mingles together as not to overpower one another. This is my opinion what is yours? From one bourbon lover to another - Marvin