The Lux Row Four Grain Double Single Barrel Bourbon Review nose was not very impressive. Often, when I open a new bottle of whiskey, I anticipate that initial burst of rich, intense aromas. That did not occur here. In fact, I had to work to get any notes initially aside from light oak. There was also a light and airy light fruitiness intermingled with a mild rye spice.
I went right to the palate because there was not much on the nose. There's a measure of heat with the spicy salted pecan palate. The mouthfeel is a little thin. There's a little layer of honey and vanilla sweetness, with mint and spice heat on top of that. It is a solid pour. There is no creaminess on this first pour, but it arrives a bit on later pours. Lux Row Four Grain Double Single Barrel Bourbon is a little sweet and a lot nutty. Baking spice heat. Just for clarification, it seems as though the heat comes more from the spice than the ethanol. Does it taste good? Yes! Will you remember it on the first pour? Maybe not. But give this bourbon time to open up, and you might be pleasantly surprised.
At an MSRP of $79.99, Lux Row Four Grain Double Single Barrel Bourbon is a solid purchase these days, but don't expect it to move you at first.