In Retrospect” is a masterful creation, artfully blending the essence of seven cask strength American whiskies into a harmonious symphony. Each of these liquid streams has been thoughtfully chosen to represent a chapter in Fred B. Noe’s illustrious journey, tracing back to the inception of his innovative blended whiskey series. With a seventh addition, this release not only pays homage to his past creations but also signifies his new role as Master Distiller at Fred B. Noe Distillery, hinting at the exciting future ahead.
This exquisite blend brings together a variety of ages and styles, including an 18-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, a 17-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, a 10-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, and more. The resulting liquid is approachable even for those new to cask strength whiskey, a testament to Noe’s skill in crafting balanced flavors. At a proof of 118.1, “In Retrospect” unfolds with delicate florals, a touch of smoke, and the sweetness of vanilla, leading to a delightful caramel finish.
For the optimal tasting experience, it is recommended to enjoy “In Retrospect” neat or over ice, savoring the intricate layers of flavors that this blend encapsulates. This release is not only a celebration of Noe’s journey but an invitation for aficionados to join him in appreciating the art of American Whiskey.