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Bib & Tucker 6 year old Small Batch (No. 24), 46%

Price: $46 Issue: Winter 2021 Reviewer: David Savona




This Tennessee bourbon's packaging has an old-school look and name (referring to dressing up, perhaps in your Sunday best), but in reality it's rather new, first brought to market in 2014. Despite its lack of pedigree, at 6 years old this is lip-smacking whiskey, with a color of caramel, and an alluring aroma of sweet baking spices. There are bold, bracing tannins of cigar box and menthol that balance out the heavy sweetness of orange jam and long-stewed fruit. Intense, tasty, no-nonsense bourbon.

Number 14 in the 2021 Top 20