Old Medley 12 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
The Medley Distilling Company traces its roots back to 1634 when John Medley immigrated to Maryland from England and established Medley's Neck on the banks of the Potomac River. Included in the items brought over from England was the family still. Over 150 years later, John Medley VI joined the throngs of settlers traveling west, through the Cumberland Gap and settled in Washington County, Kentucky. The family still from England also accompanied him on his journey; leading to the founding of the Medley Distillery in 1812. In 1901, Medley purchased a Distillery known as the Daviess County Distillery. This company survived Prohibition by selling bonded whiskey to the American Medicinal Spirits Company.
A sweet bouquet of vanilla, caramel and maple syrup. There is some rich chocolate covered cherry notes, coffee beans and bananas. With air the alcohol notes seep out and wee get leather, oak and mint. On the palate is caramel and chocolate, with spicy rye taking over mid-palate, and the back end is vanilla, butterscotch and cherries. This is full bodied bourbon, finishing with vanilla, cocoa and toasted oak.