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Whisky Index : American Whiskey - Bourbon

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American Whiskey - Bourbon

Four Roses Single Barrel
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.00%
8 Lacking in dimension for a single barrel. Saved by the finish.

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Four Roses Single Barrel
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.00%
8 A well knitted bourbon. No sharp edges but no excess sweetness either.

Four Roses Single Barrel 2012 Limited Edition
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 54.70%
8 A muscular character. A dash of water tames it.

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Four Roses Single Barrel LE 2011
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 56.00%
8 Big flavour delivery. A sipper, but with one cube of ice or water on the side.

Four Roses Single Barrel Limited Edition 2014
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 60.00%
8 Quality whisky making here; everything sits nicely and at exactly the right volume.

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Four Roses Small Batch 2012
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 55.70%
8 Great balance. Bold but with finesse. Very Four Roses in fact.

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George T. Stagg
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 71.35%
8 Ideal for Thanksgiving or Christmas. If you don't like your in-laws or the television, knock yourself out after dinner.

George T. Stagg
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 65.90%
6 Where is the pleasure? Even with water, one feels the burn, which covers the flavours. I am no masochist, thank you.

George T. Stagg
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 70.90%
7 This is as big as a buffalo,but the key is how all of these massive flavours (and alcohol) are brought together

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George T. Stagg
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 70.90%
8 An interesting character. Again a bourbon which does not drown your tastebuds with sweetness but you have got tolikeoakywhiskeys.

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George T. Stagg
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 71.30%
8 Something of a gentle giant.

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George T. Stagg
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 70.70%
8 A big,muscular bourbon. George T. Stagg ? Good guess...For a stag night maybe...

George T. Stagg 17 Years Old 2010
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 71.50%
8 When neat it's so strong it feels like your mouth is bleeding. Cut down, as ever it's hugely impressive - but would anyone ever have more than one?

Hancock's President's Reserve
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 44.45%
8 Liked that spicy-lemon rye character, but lacking in complexity and roundness.

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Heaven Hill Signature
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 63.80%
8 Great personality. Seems to have age but has the weight to balance.

Henry McKenna Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.00%
7 Shy. Diffident. But with its own delicacy.

High West Whiskey Silver Oat
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 40.00%
6 Two questions - why bottle this at 40 when even a drop of water kills it? And given this fragility what on earth is going to happen when it goes into cask?

Jefferson's Reserve 15 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.10%
8 Stylish and disarming, but not to be taken lightly. Reminds me of Kentucky's greatest boxer.

JTS Brown
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 40.00%
7 A pleasant balance between oaky and creamy notes. The finish is surprisingly long for the alcoholic strength. The mid palate is a bit watery.

Knob Creek 9 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.00%
8 Easily drinkable, appetising.

Knob Creek 9 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.00%
8 Teasing interplay of sweetness and dryness, with the latter eventually winning.

Knob Creek Single Barrel 9 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 60.00%
8 Interesting how a few years ago an 8yo bourbon would have been considered old, yet here you can still pick put ‘youthful' vibrancy.

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Larceny Larceny
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 46.00%
8 Interesting combination of flavours. A Bourbon? Avoid water, spoils it.

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Maker's Mark 46
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 47.00%
8 Energetic and with considerable class. Highly recommended.

Maker's Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 Beautifully structured. Tightly combined flavours. Every bit as smooth as it claims to be.


 

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