Thursday, May 23, 2013
Dusty Thursday: David Nicholson 1843 (circa 1955)
This was an old Stitzel-Weller brand bottled for the Peter Hauptmann Co. in St. Louis that I haven't been able to find too much about. I'm hoping some of our bourbon experts can shed some light on it in the comments. This one is a 1955 bottling. The brand is now a sourced bourbon owned by Luxco.
David Nicholson 1843, BIB, 100 Proof
The nose has honey, floral notes and some citrus. The palate is rich with vanilla bean, butterscotch and some oak. The finish returns to some of the floral notes.
This is actually far better than I expected it would be with some real complexity. I've had a number of Stitzel-Weller bottom shelfers that weren't great. This is really good stuff and more akin to some of the better Old Fitzgeralds I've had.