r/bourbon – 2021 Starlight Double Oaked Bourbon – French Oak Finish

Year: 2021 by t8ke

Info: Barrel #DB061-2, 114.2pf, 4.5yrs

Retailer: Seelbach’s

Notes: Oaky and dense without becoming dry or bitter. I really like what French Oak has to add as a finish – fresh, spicy character, brown sugar and a bit of dessert. We drank through several other double oaked casks and this was hands down the favorite – between both French Oak finishes and American Oak finishes. Notes of praline, toffee, butterscotch, white pepper, bold tobacco and a satisfyingly complex finish.

Additional Info: Picked alongside Starlight Straight Rye, Starlight VdN Rye