Benjamin Prichard's Double Barreled Bourbon

Phil Prichard (apparently a former dental hygienist) and his wife Connie have been in the business of distilling tasty booze since 1999 in Kelso, Tennessee.  Prichard's also has a location in Nashville on Whites Creek Pike.  The distillery produces a variety of spirits including flavored and spiced rums, flavored liqueurs, and six unique whiskeys, including the odd Double Chocolate Bourbon, a Tennessee whiskey, a rye, and a moonshine.  

Phil has named his whiskeys for Benjamin Prichard, an ancestor who distilled whiskey in the early 1800's in present day Davidson County, TN.

Benjamin Prichard's Double Barreled Bourbon

Prichard's Distillery
90 proof
$39 at Sam's Spirits in Columbia, SC

Color: Burnt orange. 

Nose: Fruity and sweet, with a fine combination of barrel char, earthy/floral notes, chocolate, and alcohol tinge.  Had I not known this was a 90 proof whiskey, I would have guessed it to be a 100+ proof.  The nose is "intoxicating" (and frankly, better than the taste).

Tasting Notes: Spices, caramel and vanilla, tobacco/cedar, some subtle citrus, pleasant medium finish, not overly complex.  

Overall: B.  Prichard's is uncommon in that their "double barreled" bourbon is aged (in this case by an unidentified Kentucky distiller), cut to 90 proof, then aged again.  Most bourbons are aged, then cut, then bottled.  The post-dilution aging does wonders to this bourbon's aroma.  It is one of the best smelling bourbons ever, and the flavors are tasty too, but didn't blow me away.  A decent sipping bourbon.

Peer reviews:

Bourbon of the Day (not sure what this guy was sipping...)