Noah's Mill is another small batch bourbon from Kentucky Bourbon Distillers. As mentioned in my review of Rowan's Creek both of my bottles were distilled on the same day of 8/11/87. (Perhaps Rowan's Creek powers Noah's Mill )
Unlike the Rowan's Creek this bourbon is just a bit older than what is stated on the label. My bottle was distilled on 8/11/87 and bottled 11/07/03 at just over 16 years. Even though both whiskies spent about the same amount of time in cask and at the same distillery, they are fairly different.
Noah's Mill is a dark copper-brown color that shows it has a bit more rye in it's mixture. It noses hints of coffee, mandarin orange, and maybe a bit of chocolate. The first taste is fairly full with a nice thick texture on the tounge that hides the 114 proof well. The typical vanilla bourbon sweetness is combined with a nutty spicyness. This bourbon has that almost perfect combination of ingredients that makes you salivate well into the finish and leaves you wanting more.
Whatever the Willett distillery is doing with it's bourbon lines it is doing well. This is another bourbon that I didn't expect so much from but it delivered......in spades. If you are in the market for a $40 bottle, be different and give Noah's Mill a try.
Edited by AVB, 29 January 2007 - 01:56 PM.