Review #190 Old Dominick's Huling Station Bourbon
Distillery: Old Dominick sourced from MGP
Age: NAS (~4 Years per website)
Mashbill: 52% Corn, 44% Rye, 4% Malted Barley
BACKGROUND: Old Dominick Distillery is a craft whiskey distillery based out of Memphis, TN. Old Dominick distillery was named after Domenico Canale who was born in San Pietro di Rovereto on the Italian Riviera in 1843. His family eventually immigrated to the United States and settled in Memphis where they started a successful wholesale business that included liquor and wine where Domenico eventually immigrated in 1859. In 1866, Canale eventually set up a warehouse in Memphis where he sold whiskey he named Old Dominick in ceramic jars and bottles. In 1880 Canale developed a Domonick Toddy which was a bourbon-based cordial. The Canale family continued to build and grow Domenico's wholesale food business into a conglomerate. In 2013, an unopened bottled of Old Dominick Toddy was discovered and the distillery was planned which eventually launched in 2017. Old Dominick sources their whiskey from MGP and have multiple different whiskies.
NOSE: Sweet and rounded scents of caramel, cherry, toasted oak, warm honey, and baking spice like clove. The nose is very approachable, balanced, and not overly sweet. (21/25)
PALATE: Tons of rye spice open this one up with undertones of cacao, barrel char, plum, and cigar tobacco. It has a rich mouthfeel with a slight dryness and sharpness to it that allows this to be enjoyed neat or on the rocks. (33/40)
FINISH: The finish is on the longer side with lingering spice notes leaving your mouth tingling supported by notes of barrel char, black pepper, and char. (21/25)
VALUE: A $38 SRP makes this an absolute steal! Great price for this whiskey. (8/10)
FINAL THOUGHTS: Old Dominick's Huling Station is a very tasty bourbon whiskey with tons of flavor at a great price! We would recommend this to anyone who enjoys the darker and spicier notes in their whiskey! Be sure to grab yourself a bottle and check out their distillery on the streets of Memphis!
Similar & Slightly Better Whiskey: Four Roses Single Barrel
Similar & Equal Whiskey: Jack Daniel's Eric Church Single Barrel
Similar & Slightly Worse Whiskey: Old Elk Straight Bourbon
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96-100: The perfect dram, juice of the gods
90-95: Near perfect, truly incredible whiskey
85-89: Amazing whiskey, will always try to keep a backup bottle of this
80-84: Very good, some minor flaws here or there
75-79: Good, quite enjoyable to drink, Will try and keep a bottle on the shelf
70-74: Solid, wouldn’t go out of my way to get this
60-69: Decent, would offer this up to non whiskey drinkers
50-59: Not my cup of tea
Below 50: Give away