About – “In 1866, Domenico Canale’s spirits business was booming. Rail cars bearing oak-aged whiskeys rolled in and out of the D. Canale & Co. warehouse at Huling Station. Any bottle bearing the Old Dominick brand was known far and wide to be fine whiskey. More than 150 years later, Huling Station Straight Bourbon is an homage to the whiskeys of 1866 Memphis, bottled at 100 proof and made from a high-rye mash bill reminiscent of the spirits offered by Domenico Canale.” Huling Station’s high rye mashbill is 52% corn, 44% corn, and 4% malted barley. Retail price is around $40.
Nose – Sweet cinnamon candy with a healthy does of honey. As it opens up cherry becomes the dominant aroma.
Palate – Straight up cinnamon Red Hots candy. Cherry really washes through behind that taking over the palate. There is a light oak that leads into a short and well balanced sweet and spicy finish.
Score – C+
Verdict – Huling Station has a nice balance of sweet and heat. The flavors aren’t very complex, but they are enjoyable. I could see myself reaching for this frequently. It is easy to drink and you could easily kill most of the bottle without noticing it. I am a fan of Alex Castle and what they are doing at Old Dominick. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for them.