Blade And Bow

Delicate, Juicy, Oak, Vanilla
2023-05-15
Stitzel-Weller is an epitome of American bourbon culture. The legendary distillery was, until its closure in 1992, the original producer of many well-known bottlings. Diageo reopened the distillery in 2014. Blade and Bow is a tribute to Stitzel-Weller. Matured in the solera process, each bottle has a small part of original Stitzel-Weller in it.
Blade And Bow
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Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey | No Age Statement | 45,50 % ABV. | 62,00 €/l | Distillery Unknown | produced in USA (Kentucky) | Whiskybase ID 99958
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Smell

We smell peach, biscuits and vanilla. Behind this we find hints of oak and cream toffee. If you give the bourbon some time in the glass, ideas of cinnamon and a slight alcoholic note develop.

Taste

Not as dull as the smell, the taste is a bit more intense. Vanilla and white pepper are accompanied by a cherry note on the palate. The oak and caramel come through more strongly. The mouthfeel is completed by an almost waxy dryness.

Finish

The finish is rather short. We perceive hay and slightly floral notes. Also, the continuation of pepper and oak.

Thoughts

Overall, Blade and Bow is pleasantly balanced between peppery and sweet - but somewhat flat. Perfectly round and smooth, the bourbon has nothing to be bothered with. Somewhat innocuous, it unfortunately lacks power in the glass. The story about Stitzel-Weller is a successful Diageo marketing coup. To determine the actual proportion of real old distillate you would probably need some very expensive equipment.

Rating: 76/100 - Very Good (Marcel: 75 | Sascha: 77)

Value for Money: 3/5 - Acceptable

Preview Image Source: thebar.com
Further Information Attention: Blade and Bow has no EU bottling. The price in Europe can therefore be significantly higher due to the necessary import.
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