Very Old Barton 86 Proof

There aren’t that many legacy value brand bottom shelf bourbons out there anymore, especially for under $15. That’s why VOB (Very Old Barton) 86 is still completely satisfying. Cheaper than Beam white, but in the 4yr age range. The nose is light butterscotch, candy corn, and cinnamon mint. The palate is soft fruit followed by a big hit of cinnamon spice. You get this on the 1792 single barrels but it’s tempered here by the lower proof which brings out a lot more fruit. Fruit and spice persists throughout the finish.