Sam Houston 12 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey has three batches that are hand-selected reserves and have aged for a minimum of 12 years in new American White Oak barrels charred at #4 level. It held to the highest scrutiny for quality, flavor, and complexity. Each bottle is individually hand-labeled with specific aging notes and numbered.
This 12-Year-Old Whiskey has a deep amber color with shimmering copper highlights. On the nose, the soft notes of caramel and molasses present first. Lighter notes of dried fruits and banana bread resound but quickly give way to a smoky, woody sensation. Apple cherry and heavy grains can be sensed throughout. The taste offers an incredible balance between gentle impressions of mocha toffee and buttered corn instantly meld into sweet hints of dried apple, black cherry, and molasses. Subtle waves of spicy rye flavor reside but are diluted by a more delicious essence to round out this approachable well-aged bourbon. A long, oaky finish lingers on the palate with flavors of brown sugar, orange peel, and a hint of clove. Gentle warming is present but never overpowers, making this bourbon finish smoothly. Enjoy!