Thursday, December 6, 2012
Dusty Thursday: Fairfax County BIB 1955
This bonded bottle of Bowman's Fairfax County Bourbon was distilled in 1950 and bottled in 1955. It's described on the label as "Heavy Bodied," whatever that means.
Fairfax County Bourbon, distilled 1950/bottled 1955, 100 proof.
The nose is quite lovely with vanilla and floral notes. The palate is floral then a minty note kicks in which turns herbal. The finish is a tad bitter. Water is actually terrible for this one, bringing out even more bitterness.
This is a nice enough bourbon, though not one that is particularly exciting. It's fun to try a Virginia bourbon from that era.
See the LA Whiskey Society reviews of Fairfax County Bourbon.