J.W. Dant is a special order item in NC and until recently was only available if an ABC Board decided to buy a case or you purchased a case of the Bourbon. It’s not much of a stretch to purchase a case when it rings in at less than $13 per bottle, but when it’s an unknown quantity purchasing 12 bottles it a tough row to hoe. Anyway, the Angier ABC Board decided it was no problem to buy a case and sell it one bottle at a time and I was lucky enough to snag one from them. This Bourbon is a rye-based Heaven Hill product which is Bottle In Bond. The aroma presents the rye spice, with oak, brown sugar, pepper, cherries, and light wafts of alcohol. The flavor is light with rye, brown sugar, oak, cherries, slight pepper, and a light lasting alcohol flavor. The finish leaves rye and brown sugar with a definite alcohol warming post consumption. While tasty, the Bourbon is not overly complex. Having a bottle at the ready would always be a wise decision at this price point. I’ve seen some mixed reviews, probably the ones looking down the nose are from snobs who aren’t willing to give an inexpensive Bourbon a fair shake. This one isn’t overly complex, but is quite tasty and with such an affordable price point you should give it a whirl!

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