Insider knowledge: Hancock's President's Reserve whiskey is named whiskey by virtue of the fact it's from America. If distilled in Scotland the spelling would be Hancock's President's Reserve whisky, as opposed to whiskey.
While I'm not a big fan of bourbon, this is one of the better ones I've tried. It's much more enjoyable than another single barrel from Buffalo Trace I sampled last night, the Eagle Rare. The aroma is rather bland, but the flavor has no objectionable qualities for me, and it has a nice bit of spice to it lingering on. The corn syrup taste of some bourbons is more subdued. The samples were small, but this probably nudges ahead of my previous favorite bourbon, the van Winkle 10; however, it's closer than the price difference would suggest. Karl
11th October 2012