Frank August Small Batch Bourbon
- Name: Frank August Small Batch Bourbon
- Type: Bourbon Whiskey
- Age: Aged 7 Years
- Region: Kentucky, United States
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 45%
Tasting Notes and Technical Description:
The bourbon boasts a rich amber hue with a reddish tint, a visual testament to its maturation in charred American oak barrels. Swirling the liquid in the glass reveals thick, slow-moving legs, signifying a rich body.
On the nose, the bourbon offers a vibrant blend of vanilla, caramel, and fresh-cut wood. Notes of dark cherry, cinnamon, and a touch of clove give it a pleasantly complex aroma.
Upon first sip, Frank August Small Batch Bourbon offers a mouth-coating sweetness of toffee and brown sugar, soon balanced by flavors of dried fruit and subtle spices like nutmeg and white pepper. The oak's presence is clear but not overpowering, adding layers of complexity and refinement.
The finish is satisfyingly long with lingering flavors of caramelized fruit, gentle spice, and just a whisper of smoke. As the finish develops, a warm but not overwhelming heat fills the palate, bringing the tasting experience to a delightful close.
Medium to full-bodied with a creamy texture, this bourbon maintains a satisfying balance between its alcohol content and its flavor profile, ensuring an enjoyable sip from start to finish.
Third Base Market & Spirits Perspective:
Frank August Small Batch Bourbon is an exemplary representation of American whiskey craftsmanship, making it an excellent choice for bourbon enthusiasts seeking an artisanal product. Its nuanced flavors and intricate aromas make it both a sipping bourbon par excellence and a compelling base for high-end cocktails.
This bourbon pairs beautifully with rich, smoky meats like barbecue or a charred steak. For a contrasting pairing, consider aged cheeses or even dark chocolate.
Given its small-batch nature, Frank August Small Batch Bourbon is often in limited supply. Contact Third Base Market & Spirits for the most current information on availability and upcoming releases.
In summary, Frank August Small Batch Bourbon captures the artistry and ingenuity that go into making a fine American bourbon. Whether you're new to the world of bourbon or a seasoned aficionado, this bottling offers a robust array of flavors and aromas that are sure to engage and delight your senses.
Frank August: Initially a little burn on the back of my throat. However, it becomes smooth & very tasty to my pallet after it breathes for a few minutes. No age statement but it is estimated by those in the "know" from internet reviews to be +/- 6 yrs old with product sourched from a well known distiller in Bardstown, Ky. I think it will only get better. Nice Bottle and Topper designed with peal off labels by Frank August to be repurposed to for example a Whiskey Decanter. I recommend you try Frank August Straight Bourbon from Third Base. SMH
Frank August was worth a first time purchase, and will purchase again! No problem drinking neat.
Fantastic bourbon to drink neat in an equally awesome bottle. I highly recommend this bottle.
Love this bourbon... I have already turned a lot of people onto it and have had no complaints. One of the best 100 proofs I have ever had. Love the bottle design too!!!
The operative word is smooth. Tastes wonderful with a hint of vanilla and cinnamon. It has some heat but surprisingly for a 100 proof not overpowering. Definitely one of my favorites. The heavy brass/cork is high quality and the non-spill top is very functional. When I finish the bottle we are going to use it for a decorative piece (flowers or colorful stones). I’m coming back for more. Highly recommend this bourbon!