Johnny Drum Private Stock
Johnny Drum is an NAS bourbon out of Kentucky. Its name honors the drummers of the Civil War who joined the war effort under the age of 18. We start off with a sweet nose of bubblegum and apples. Vanilla lingers underneath, but the sweetness intensifies on the second and third sniffs, building the anticipation to taste this golden, amber liquid. Personally, I like the tease, so I put the taste off for another three or four nosings. The fore is an oily coating that fills the mouth; hints of toffee on the teeth. The finish is long, with oak and light char notes giving way to more sweet bubblegum. This is an excellent everyday whiskey.