Saturday, January 3, 2015

American Barrels Bourbon

American Barrels is a brand new company based out of Fort Myers, FL. The whiskey is distilled in Charleston, SC, then refined using a unique filtering process. I am no scientist, so I'm going to share the word for word description the company founder provided me.

"..the whiskey is filtered through an ultra sonic refinement system that removes minor alcohols and impurities from the whiskey at a molecular level resulting in a smoother drink with a mature taste profile." 

Anyways, the first the I noticed about this whiskey was the unique bottle design (America, fuck yea!). Time to see if the juice is worth its weight in shogun shells. 

Less than 2 years old
90 proof
Mash bill: 60% corn, 36% rye, and 4% malted barley 

Color: Rustic Gold

Nose: An initial blast of butterscotch popcorn followed by creamy vanilla and slight spice. 

This is obviously a very young whiskey. Grain forward with butterscotch sweetness on the tip of the tongue. Baking spices (predominantly cinnamon) spread throughout the mid palate.

 Finish: Short and crisp. Rye spice with a breath of ethanol. 

Conclusion: Sadly, the bottle may just be the best part of this whiskey; the shotgun shell design coupled with the "don't tread on me" engraved snake and dog tags perfectly embodies the spirit of a true American. The palate is ... unique but reveals an extremely young, unfinished whiskey. 

My Rating: D (Poor) 

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