Happy December! And yes, I'm on time this month.
I'm gonna flip flop this month. Instead of something on the "top" shelf, we're headed back to the "bottom" shelf. Not in a bad way though.
The BOTM for December is J.W. Dant BIB.
There's been several different "variations" of Dant BIB over it's long history. The label is currently owned by Heaven Hill. I've had at least five different bottlings of Dant BIB, including the current version. I like 'em all. However, as with most labels that have been around a while, the dusty varieties seem to taste a bit better. To me, the current version has that HH citrus flavor and a slight oaky spiceyness to it. The finish is pleasant, but a bit on the mild and dry side.
Most of the older bottlings I've had, have that dusty caramel or butterscotch nose. The flavor mirrors the nose in most aspects, and the mouth feel is oily/viscous. The finish, though not a long one, is nice and warming. Like I said in so many words before, they're all good.
So, new, old, or in between, let's hear your comments on J.W. Dant BIB.