Review: Ridgemont Reserve 1792 bourbonFebruary 26th, 2010
Ridgemont Reserve, 8 year old, 46.85%, $30
The last time I reviewed this whiskey was back in 2004, and this new bottling is an improvement. It’s beefier, thicker, and richer, with a good dose of rye spice. Very nice! Good balance of flavors on the nose and palate, with caramel custard, bright fruit (Clementine, golden raisin orange marmalade), a peppering of spice (fresh mint, warming cinnamon, dried vanilla), green tea, a hint of toasted marshmallow, and a pleasing dried oak, tobacco-tinged finish. Lots of character!
Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 88