Noble Oak Bourbon
|Country of origin||Independence, Kentucky|
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Noble Oak is a brand of double oak bourbon made in Independence, Kentucky and owned by Edrington. In partnership with ]One Tree Planted, every bottle plants a tree. To make their bourbon, they rest the liquid in charred American white oak barrels for a minimum of one year. Then through a patented "compression finishing process", they add the flavors of Spanish sherry oak staves. This process uses cycles of heat and pressure to maximize the interaction of wood and spirit.
Noble Oak was first introduced into the American market in 2017, in Seattle, Washington.
At the 2018 Ultimate Spirits Challenge, Noble Oak Doble Oak Bourbon won a 94 (an excellent, highly recommended rating). In their tasting notes, they described Noble Oak as "distinctive and aromatic, this whiskey shows its American grain roots with exotic suggestions of green olive and sultry dried fruit. Honeyed and round on the palate, apricot and peaches are matched with salted peanuts and maple. Warm and spicy."
In Whiskey Advocate's Spring 2018 edition, Noble Oak was given an 82 and its tasting notes said "the caramel on the nose is a bit strange and chemical, but the palate offers promise with its pleasing spice, sweetness, orange peel, chocolate and silky mouth-feel. There are lovely flavors, but the oak feels layered on rather than integrated."
At the 2017 North American Bourbon Whiskey Competition, Noble Oak won the Double Gold award and the award for the best bourbon aged for less than two years.
- "Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2018".
- Whiskey Advocate Spring 2018 Edition, Billy Delfs, Page 70
- ""North American Bourbon And Whiskey Competition"".
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