96 Points Tasting Panel Magazine
90 Points Wine Enthusiast -This six-year-old bottling has a mild aroma that hints at caramel. On the palate, look for touches of toffee, espresso, brown sugar, clove and a meandering, grain-y sweet finish that some might compare to oatmeal cookies. Velvety feel.
Aged for at least six years, Bib & Tucker bourbon is made from a mash of 70% corn, 26% rye and 4% malted barley. The grains, which were harvested in late 2006 and early 2007, were distilled twice — first through a column still and then through an old fashioned copper pot still. Following distillation, the bourbon was matured in No. 1 charred American white oak barrels for a minimum of six years (the average age of the bourbon is actually 7.5 years, however).
As a result, Bib & Tucker has an aroma of vanilla, freshly mowed grass and leather-bound books. Notes of sweet fruit, vanilla beans, caramel and dried apricots dominate the palate, and are complemented by a subtle touch of ginger spice. The finish is complex and lingers, with hints of chestnuts and roasted corn.