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David Nicholson Reserve 100 Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (700ml)
As a Missouri grocery store owner during the 1840s, David Nicholson created what became known as the “43” bourbon recipe using a wheated mash bill. While no longer produced in the back room of a St. Louis shop, Nicholson's legacy lives on at Lux Row Distillers in Bardstown, Kentucky. Over the years, Luxco has been refreshing and expanding the reach of many of their brands. A sourced bourbon, David Nicholson Reserve is a new addition, reported to be a high-rye style in contrast to their wheated alternative. Bottled at 50% Alc./Vol.
Other reviews... remarkably similar to the 1843! Ah! A much more robust delivery... delicious bourbon, for sure, but not quite so well balanced or teasing as the 1843.
90.5 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2021
...Sipping on David Nicholson Reserve took me back to my days with Kentucky Vintage and Old Grand-Dad 114. Similar in vein, these bourbons won’t necessarily knock your socks off, but provide a satisfying and expectation humbling drinking experience. David Nicholson Reserve’s oak and nut filled palate worked for me, and while its finish is dry and bitter at times, there are moments of butterscotch and caramel sweetness that help counter it. Kentucky Vintage might not be winning any awards from enthusiasts, but sometimes the bourbon simply hits the spot. That is exactly how I ended up feeling about David Nicholson Reserve. - breakingbourbon.com