Nulu Experimental Single Barrels for the Flavor Curious|
As alluded to in our Toasted Honey and Toasted Wheated email, we recently picked a gaggle of new Nulu barrels. This picking experience at Nulu was liken to a Starlight pick - there are so many different products and finishes being worked it's easy to go in with something in mind, and walk away with a handful more. We aren't saying that's a bad thing - Nulu has continued to do well on Seelbach's. Bringing in a few new, different finishes from what we've brought historically only adds to a better experience for you all while still knowing that quality of what to expect.
Today we are bringing you a few new Experimental bourbon releases, two of which are the first time Nulu has done these finishes: their VDN and Blackcurrant Brandy. Joining them is a Vanilla Cognac finished.
For The Cigar Batch Enthusiast
The nose is honey grahams, vanilla bean, big league bubblegum, and continuing on with softer, lighter notes of tobacco, cigar box and cream.
The palate follows closely to the nose notes, leading with soft leathery young oak, and complimented with a maple sweetened creaminess. If you’ve ever made homemade vanilla extract, you’ll be comfortable with the sweetness. Not a lot of fruitiness to this blend, just sugar browning pockets.
The finish is where some of the quirky dark fruit funkiness sits, but not overly wild. Nuanced berries, and subtle smoked chocolate.
To me, this is a better version of cigar batch than most of the amburana finished products on the market - a sippable, complimentary whiskey.
For The Fruit Enthusiast
A bright bouquet of powdered sugar and grape soda lead on the nose.
Lively, light, and full of fruit notes. Rich and sticky mouthfeel with blackberry, raspberry, and crisp apple begin the sips, while buttercream and grape juice concentrate lays heavy as it sits.
The linger is balanced oakiness with that continuing concentrated grape juice sweetness.