The Michters US*1 bourbon bottled at 45,7% is the 9th dram in the Bourbon Advent Calendar from Drinks by the Dram. On the nose I find woody spice notes mixed with some woodpolish waxiness. Makes me think a bot of pencil shavings and graphite. With some time the nose seems to be a bit more sweeter and the heavier wood notes go to the back a bit more.
The palate has these notes from the nose also but are mixed with notes of creamy vanilla, raisins and prunes. Some dryer notes that are lingering towards leather and tobacco, but are covered by fruit sweetness of red apple, cherry and blackcurrant. Loving this exploration into the world of bourbon through this advent calendar, but don’t think this is a favorite of mine sadly… Lets see what tomorrow will bring from behind door number 10. Thanks Drinks by the Dram for sharing this sample!