I love me a good dusty. I traded for this one as part of a larger bottle-spot.com trade as a throw in. Ancient Age Straight Kentucky Bourbon 80 proof, most likely from the 1970’s, with the tax stamp. Ancient Age is one of the Buffalo Trace brands.
Vanilla, cloves, mushrooms, butterscotch, caramel, nutmeg and allspice. Almost no heat at all.
The taste is ok, with all the elements from the nose coming through, but all on a very weak level. The flavors are not strong, and the mouthfeel is very thin. It’s enjoyable but it’s not complex. The finish is quick turning slightly bitter at the end.
I love a good dusty, but this one isn’t one worth seeking out. Nice to try to cross off my list. 80/100.