Colorado is becoming a terrific place for craft distilleries, and 13th Century is no exception to that. Before we start the review, let’s just take a second to really admire how beautiful the bottle is. With a blown whiskey still made into the bottle, we are probably going to use this a decanter in the future. The craftsmanship is terrific, making this a truly unique and impressive bottle.
Aged in 30 Gallon Oak Casks
Batch #1 Bottle #54
40% ABV (80 Proof)
Color: Light Golden amber, copper in the sunset.
Nose: Lot’s of corn on this sip, very sweet, and soft without a lot of alcohol present. Some hints of baking spices, with earthy/leaf tones as well. Some tobacco leaves.
Palate: Very sweet, with a soft and creamy mid palate that goes into a nice lingering finish. Lots of baking spice that compliment the sweet flavors of corn and vanilla/brown sugar, and a very minimal alcohol burn. The earthy tones are still present, a very “fall” flavored earth with some darker spices as opposed to a bright “spring” earthy flavor.
Nose: The baking spices fade a bit to the back behind the sweet notes, but the nose mostly remains unchanged.
Palate: The earthy notes really come out a bit more, some tobacco earthy tones and more of that “fall” flavor.
This is a super smooth bourbon that drinks extremely easily. The baking spices compliment the sweet notes perfectly, making a layered sip that is very enjoyable. The bourbon is a great compliment to the beautiful bottle.