J.W. Dant 1L
J.W. Dant Bottled in Bond is a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey produced by Heaven Hill Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky. This whiskey is named after Joseph Washington Dant, a Kentucky distiller in the 1830s who is rumored to have fashioned his still from a hollowed out tree trunk. J.W. Dant is Bottled-in-Bond, meaning it is a Straight Bourbon at least 4 years old and bottled at 100 proof. It’s distilled from Heaven Hill’s 78% Corn, 10% Rye, 12% Malted Barley Mash Bill.
Banana and a nuttyness are the first notes to jump out of the glass, followed by sweet corn, oak, vanilla, and white skinned fruits. Very much a classic Heaven Hill nose.
The nutty notes from the nose carry through to the palate, along with an almost salt like quality. Salted peanuts? Sure! Plenty of caramel and corn characteristics are present as well.
The finish is long, spicy, and lingers about for quite some time. Oak dominates, with more subtle baking spices, nutmeg, and black pepper.