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Bourbon Thoughts: Antique 6 Year Old Bourbon

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Antique Bourbon

This particular bottle of Antique 6 year old bourbon was likely bottled in the 1970’s; maybe the late 1960’s.  It was distilled by the Frankfort Distilling Company and while the bottle was only aged for 6 years, the taste is much more mature and smooth for what is a relatively young bourbon.

The nose is sweet with caramel but balanced out with some solid alcohol notes.  The taste is both sweet and smooth with some bitter orange notes.  The finish is a touch woody and spicy which is a nice balance to any of the sweetness.

Always great to dive into a vintage bottle of bourbon – it always tastes like they put more care into bourbon in the past.

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