Back in the days of the California Gold Rush, whiskey was the drink of choice for virtually every miner seeking their fortune. Cyrus Noble gave prospecting a try, but failed to find anything worthwhile. So, he headed back to his home state of Ohio and got a job working in a distillery. After several years of working his way up the ladder, he basically became what would call today, a master distiller. He eventually had a bourbon named after him, and ironically Cyrus Noble the bourbon found itself back in California in mining town saloons.
In fact, Cyrus Noble was so favored as a beverage that a prospector by the name of John Coleman traded his claim in 1901 for a single bottle. That claim turned out to be worth over a quarter of a million dollars. Today, Cyrus Noble is still enjoyed by Californians and other whiskey lovers the world over. Quite a legacy indeed.
Cyrus Noble Bourbon (90 proof)
Visual: Bright copper.
Nose: Quite woody and bright. Hints of vanilla and toffee lie below the surface, along with a touch of new saddle leather.
Taste: Peppery like rye. A powerhouse of whiskey character that holds no punches. Tight body with a cinnamon-like dryness in the back palate.
Finish: Extended with a lot of the cinnamon flavor lingering long after everything else has faded.
Overall: A tremendous sipper when combined with a large cube of ice, this bourbon will also stand up to anything you choose to blend it with; sweetener, citrus, liqueur or amaro.
GSN Rating: A-
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