Bib & Tucker leads with a strong vanilla scent along with fresh cut sweet grass, wet stone and old leatherbound books. taste With a smooth entry, the bourbon is nicely balanced with a hint of sweetness. It fulfills the promise of its nose before evolving into a warm, lightly crisp,spicy sensation. finish Bib & Tucker lingers in the mouth with an complex, yet balanced chestnutty taste. In the antebellum United States, the term "bib & tucker" was used to describe the finest attire a man owned - the kind of suit or tuxedo that he would wear to a wedding or special event. "Along those lines, we're putting forth our bib & tucker," says Harv Gates, the brand ambassador of 35 Maple Street Spirits. "Bib & Tucker is a handcrafted bourbon made with a sense of dedication that can only come when you know you're making something truly special."
Bib & Tucker Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey is crafted from a mash of 70% corn, 26% rye and 4% malted barley. The grains, which were harvested in late 2006 and early 2007, were distilled twice - first through a column still and then through an old fashioned copper pot still. Following distillation, the bourbon was matured in No. 1 charred American white oak barrels for a minimum of six years (the average age of the bourbon is actually 7.5 years, however).
**86 points Whisky Advocate**
Mild and mellow nose of corn and oak, with a bit of warehouse reek, and a light, cleanly earthy note. Smooth and sweet in the mouth, with sweet cornmeal and sunny meadowgrass, a touch of candied cinnamon. A very friendly and easy-going bourbon, not too young, not too old. Sourced whiskey.
(WA Spring 2015) Reviewed by: Lew Bryson