Stetson Bourbon Bottling Note
Named for John B Stetson and originally launched for the German market, this bourbon honours the chap who invented a stalwart in my "top 7 hats" list, recently knocked off the number 3 spot by the classic "Homburg". Fact hunt: Stetson's hat was known as the "Boss of the Plains", thanks to its lightweight, all-weather design and durability. I was once known as the boss of the planes, but I was fired because no one likes a draconian air steward.
Nose: Creamy vanilla notes with zesty orange, cinnamon and cedar wood. A little sweet pipe tobacco, and just a touch of pear drop.
Palate: Creamy and thick with notes of must orange peel, cassia bark, tannic oak and crème caramel.
Finish: Long and spiced with notes of butterscotch and coffee beans.