Peerless Double Oak Review

Sunday Evening Review


It’s a new year and why not double up to start…double oak that is. This week we will take a look at the Peerless Double Oak bourbon. I have had some special barrel picks that were a double oak in the past, but this will be my first taste of their new edition. We’ll find out if double the oak means double the flavor.


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NAME – Peerless Double Oak Kentucky Straight Bourbon


PROOF – 107.1


AGE – non-age stated


COLOR – pipe tobacco (1.9 brown sherry on the Whiskey Magazine Color Chart)


NOSE – Dark brown sugar, bubble gum, orange peel, milk chocolate and sweet oak


TASTE – Milk chocolate, nougat, roasted peanut, soft leather, vanilla bean, sweet oak along with some wood spice


FINISH – I would call this a medium to a long finish. Chocolate, leather and tobacco runs to the end.


REVIEW – This didn’t disappoint. It gives you a ton of flavor with a good balance of sweetness and some of the dark notes like oak, leather and tobacco. I will say that some of the barrel picks that I have had of a Peerless Double Oak that they seemed to be slight richer but that is being nitpicky.


FINAL COMMENTS – Peerless has quickly grabbed anyone’s attention and a lot of it has to do with their 30 year old Master Distiller, Caleb Kilburn. They also do it the hard way using a sweet mash style but has really worked for Peerless. They are well known for their rye but I will say that their bourbons are some of the best put out by anyone.


A little did you know for you. Did you know that the double oak style of bourbon was born out of a fix for a problem. Sometimes barrels just leak and what happened to save the juice was to put it in another new charred oak barrel. It didn’t take long for distillers to recognized it did more than fix a problem.


To find out more check it out here – Peerless Double Oak

You can look at all the past Sunday Evenings Reviews and I would still love to hear what your personal reviews are from each of the whiskies reviewed.

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