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Whisky Index : American Whiskey - Bourbon

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American Whiskey - Bourbon

80 Strong Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 40.00%
7 All very light and clean and highly quaffable, but just lacks a little mid-palate depth.

Abraham Bowman Last Millennium Selection
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.00%
7 ?Direct, if a little one-dimensional.

American Biker Sour Mash Bourbon, 6 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.00%
6 The bourbon counterpart to long-neck Bud?

World Whiskies Awards 2007 - World's Best American Whiskey - Winner

Baker's 7 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 53.50%
8 With dessert, or after dinner. A lovely, soothing, whiskey.

World Whiskies Awards 2007 - World's Best American Whiskey - Winner

Baker's 7 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 53.50%
8 Good flavour development. Well balanced.

Basil Hayden's 8 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 40.00%
7 Has an aromatic profile close to a rye whiskey. Quite charming. Too bad it has been emasculated by an excessive dilution. A handsome eunuch?

Basil Hayden's Small Batch, 8 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 40.00%
8 Complex, delicate, feminine.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Blanton's
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 46.50%
8 A complex, rich and interesting character. Water cuts the edges and adds creaminess. A real delight.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Blanton's Original Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 49.50%
8 A bourbon with dessert.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Booker's 6 to 8 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 62.50%
8 Every time I taste small batch bourbon, this one comes out on top for me.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Booker's 6 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 63.25%
8 Wonderfully expansive. Seems to embrace the tastes of the south, all the way from Kentucky to Louisiana.

Booker's Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 63.40%
7 An enticing nose but quite a rough palate. Water does not seem to tame the firewater much as it enhances spices. And don't say it is too virile for a female palate. It is NOT that!

Breckenridge 4 Years Old, Bourbon 2007
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.00%
8 This doesn't really need more than four years.

Buffalo Trace American Straight Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 Some very interesting flavours, but lacks roundness and length.

Buffalo Trace Cabernet Franc Aged After 6 Years
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 Attractive nose,but the grip obliterates any charm.

Buffalo Trace Cabernet Franc Aged After 8 Years
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.00%
Great nose but disappointing palate. It's not as simple as ‘what's the right age',but at what point has the cask done its job. This has gone too far.

Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection 10 Years Old Zinfandel Aged
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 A finer structured example but the Zinfandel element seems a little bolted on.

Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection 6 Years Old Zinfandel Aged
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 Has blunt charm rather than complexity. A dancing bear, but don't give it any water.

Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection Chardonnay, 10 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 The nose is great, the palate a huge let down. I'm all for experiments but this hasn't worked.

Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection Chardonnay, 6 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 The wood is simply too aggressive for the spirit.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Buffalo Trace Thomas Hardy, Sazerac
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 63.80%
8 A broad shouldered whisky. Not for the fainted-hearts.Some like it hot.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Buffalo Trace William La Rue Weller
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 66.75%
8 A substantial, stylish Bourbon.

Bulleit Original Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 The cowboy allusions on the neck-label suggest a rough, frontier whisky. Maybe this soothing spirit is just for urban cowboys. It has more of the blacktop than the Badlands.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Cadenhead's 10 Years Old, Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
9 I especially like bourbons when they are big and robust. This is both hearty and complex. A wonderful winter warmer.

Cadenhead's 13 Years Old, Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 65.90%
7 Despite this being older, it is less astringently woody than the similar five-year-old.


 

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