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Whisky Index : American Whiskey - Bourbon

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Whisky Magazine Issue 153

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American Whiskey - Bourbon

291 Bad Boy Colorado Bourbon Whiskey Aspen Stave Finished
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.00%
8 A slight disconnect between nose and palate but give it time.

291 Colorado Whiskey Bad Guy Colorado Whiskey Batch #2
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 59.70%
8 I love it, but the big mouthful of flowers will be polarising. The florality is so Cognac-like, it's unbelievable. Sip while in a leather wingback chair.

601 Bourbon Small Batch
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.20%
7 A pleasant, easy-going whiskey.

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.

A. D. Laws Four Grain Straight Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 47.50%
7 Although I loved its intensity, it could have done with some balancing sweetness.

Abraham Bowman Double Barrel Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.00%
8 So the palate doesn't quite have the complexity of the nose. But it's a minor quibble!

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

Batch 206 Old Log Cabin
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.00%
8 A lovely rye-heavy Bourbon with the right amount of alcohol to intensify the spices.

Berrys' Own Selection Texas Legation Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 46.00%
7 Wouldn't be surprised if there's a high proportion of corn in this mash bill! Once you pop…

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

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 12 Years Old Bourbon From Floor #1
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 As I was tasting this I scribbled – must be Eagle Rare 10 Years Old. Is it?


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