General Review of Widow Jane Lucky 13, Batch Batch 12, 2021, Bottle 128
Widow Jane Lucky Thirteen, 13 Year Bourbon, had been on my radar for a while; however, it had been a problematic find here in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Nevertheless, I stopped into one of my local package stores, as I do a couple of times a week, to see if anything new and different had arrived. Coincidentally, this store was not one that I frequent weekly. Anyway, I was surprised to see a Widow Jane Lucky 13 just sitting on the shelf and only slightly above retail price. So, I immediately picked it up since there was only one on the shelf and continued hunting.
I had heard good things about the previous batches of Widow Jane Lucky 13 and I really enjoyed Widow Jane 10 Year Old Bourbon, so I figured I would give this a shot. In short, this is one of the few bourbons where the nose, palate, and finish provide virtually the same experience. The theme of this bourbon batch is mild sweet oak. Overall, this Batch 12, 2021, bottle 128 is lacking in its tasting experience and disappointing because of its price.
It is my understanding that the previous batches were MGP juice and that Batch 12, 2021 is a blend of straight bourbons from Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana. If the Tennessee whiskey is Dickel juice, this may factor into my review since I have an aversion to Dickel juice if the blending doesn't mask its taste.
Here are the specifics.