Disclosure: This sample was given to me by O.H. Ingram for review.
O.H. Ingram River Aged Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Age: NAS (Minimum 4 Years)
Recipe: Undisclosed (wheated bourbon mash bill). Aged on a floating rickhouse moored on the riverbank of the Mississippi in Ballard County Kentucky.
Distiller: Undisclosed (presumed to be MGP)
Price Paid (MSRP): N/A ($70)
Nose: Cinnamon, vanilla, oaky, nutty, lighter notes of apple and cherry.
Palate: Medium mouth feel, cinnamon candy spice and cherry sweetness, oak and caramel with some heat, light oak, and more apple.
Finish: Medium length, vanilla, cherry, a leather note, and then lingering cinnamon spice.
Rating: 65/100 – Good | Better than average
This is a good wheated bourbon. It has the signature cinnamon spice with cherry sweetness that is common in this category. There’s nothing exceptional going on however the flavors are well balanced and the proof feels right. At $70 for non age-stated whiskey, you’re paying a premium for the “river aging” process but I’m not tasting anything that would make that premium worth it. Regardless, this is still a fine release from O.H. Ingram and hopefully a sign of strong future whiskeys to come.