I met a new friend in NYC and he treated me to three delicious dustys that he had tucked away. It wasn’t a scientific tasting but I’ll give you my notes.
Old Forester had this really cool dusty funk to it but still had the classic banana forester notes hidden away. Mouthfeel was ok and finish decent. Was a lovely Bourbon.
OGD BIB the highest proof. Lots of caramel and the finish was long. National Distillers coming through big here and still a nice hug. Really special bottle.
I.W. Harper was the winner of the three. Cocoa, mocha, with some interesting spices like cardamon in the back. Great mouthfeel with flavors of burnt orange peel on the long finish. Incredible pour.
If I had to rate them I’d say 84 (OF), 90 (OGD), 95 (IWH) in order. But these are such unicorns, it’s hard to do them justice.