Review #: 529
Description: Dancing Goat Malted Bourbon: r/Bourbon #4215
Background: 30 for 30: Day 23. Ok, we get it. Another Dancing Goa…what? Malted Bourbon? Doesn’t pretty much all bourbon use a small percentage of malted barley in their mash? Well, yes, but this mashbill is a bit different. 51% corn, and 49% malted barley. I think the only other bourbon I’ve had with a substantial amount of malt is Chattanooga which says they use at least 25%. So a different mashbill, but good age, and once again, I cannot overstate this enough, only $60 a bottle. Crazy.
Distillery – MGP
Bottler – Dancing Goat
Brand – Dancing Goat
Selection – r/Bourbon
ABV – 57.7%
Age – 9 Years
Nose – Cinnamon raisin bread, bran flakes, sugar cookie, dried dates, there’s a slight bright fruit that makes me think white grape or maybe even honeydew melon
Taste – Milkyway bar, honeynut cherrios, cooked apples, vanilla bean ice cream
Finish – Malt really comes in, buttered pastry, orange oil, sweet bread
Would I buy a bottle? Yep
Another banger. The malt clearly separates itself from the other DG bottles but it still has this great depth and complexity. This is a baker’s dream with the amount of butter and fruit and bread notes. And I am a baker, so…
Really can’t say how impressed I am with these barrels and will happily buy any picked by t8ke at this price point.