Before my trip to New Orleans, I was completely unfamiliar with Abita. Imagine my delight …
Not going to lie, the bottle grabbed my attention first! I was in the market to try a bourbon I have never had before and most of the time I like to stick to my guns and my “go-tos”. I am usually a Knob Creek, Four Roses and 1792 Ridgemont Reserve kind of guy, so normally I do not try many other bourbons. Even when I review cigars it is usually always with bourbon. It is sort of ironic because I try hundreds of cigars all of the time, but I just don’t like to break away from the bourbon I love. However, once I saw Bib & Tucker Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey I needed to give it a shot.
I purchased Bib & Tucker Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey because I needed a winter whiskey to follow me into the season. On those hard nights I would have Bib & Tucker Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey as a much needed nightcap. I also had many friends over my place to sample a ton of bourbons the other night and this was one of the bourbons that made the top 2 of the night. So naturally, the rest of it was gone by morning.
Bib & Tucker Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey is 92 proof and is aged an average of 7 years (says 6 on the bottle but it actually longer) prior to hitting the marketplace. Bib & Tucker Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey is created from a mash of 70% corn, 26% rye and 4% malted barley. Once it is distilled, Bib & Tucker Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey is aged (aka matured) in charred American White Oak Barrels. The flavor of Bib & Tucker Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey gives off a sweet vanilla, caramel and fruit flavor that is then accented by the taste of corn and spice. A solid drink to pair with a full bodied cigar like the La Palina Black, Jericho Hill, or the Sindicato Maduro.
Priced a little over $50 a bottle, Bib & Tucker Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey is for bourbon drinkers who enjoy the taste of good bourbon. Would I buy this again? Yes, it was very good. If you are a true bourbon lover like myself this is one bourbon that is worth throwing the duck-its’ down for again and again.