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NULU Toasted Small Batch Bourbon Review

 
Review by Mark Pringle |
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80 Highly Rated Bourbon General Review of NULU Toasted Small Batch Bourbon, Batch Georgia

Finally, NULU Toasted Small Batch Bourbon has reached the state of Georgia, where I live. I have to admit that I have only had a few great MGP sourced bourbons. I am hoping this is one of them. 

NULU Toasted Small Batch Bourbon

Rating: 80

Nose
84
Palate
80
Finish
83
Uniqueness
76
Value
78

Ratings breakdown based on a 100 point scale.

  • 90-100 Exceptional
  • 80-89 Very Good
  • 70-79 Average
  • 60-69 Below Average
  • 50-60 Drain Pour

Detailed Tasting Notes

Nose Review - Rating: 84

Immediately on the nose was a sweet and slightly musty oak combined with a rich and creamy burnt brown sugar aroma. Both of these notes are perfectly intermingled. After sitting in the glass for a few seconds and before sipping it, the sweet oak overwhelms the brown sugar and molasses aroma. The oak aroma is prevalent throughout the tasting experience.

Palate Review - Rating: 80

On the first sip, there is bold ethanol on the palate. Toasted char and a little brown sugar try to cover it up, but they do not do an adequate job of it. NULU Toasted Small Batch Bourbon is hot and sharp. The sweetness is there on the palate, but initially, the ethanol's youthfulness makes it hard for me to enjoy it as I want.

In time, however, your palate adjusts to the heat, and you begin to sense more of the sugary sweetness in the form of a creamy brown sugar. The ethanol heat relaxes and turns to a black pepper spice heat. The char is evident too.

Finish Review - Rating: 83

The finish's heat lingers in the back of your throat and to a lesser degree in your esophagus. The spice and brown sugar notes from the nose and the palate carried through the finish.

Uniqueness Review - Rating: 76

There are many char bourbon expressions on the market these days, and I'm afraid NULU Toasted Small Batch Bourbon may get lost in the shuffle.

Value Review - Rating: 78

I'm not sure it is worth the $79.99 they're asking for it. But since this is MGP Bourbon, you can expect this price point. The price point suggests a young MGP mash bill and lower-end MGP bourbon. Probably in the 4-year range.

Author: Mark Pringle
Smell IS taste. I am just a guy who has been hit with the bourbon bug and who has come to the conclusion that life is too short to drink average tasting bourbons. Go Gators!
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