Store Picks: Brekenridge Reserve Blend: New Orleans Bourbon Festival
Age: 3 Years
Mash bill: 56% Yellow Corn, 38% Green Rye, 6% Unmalted Barley
Color: Medium Honey
Nose: Oak and honey, and a bit of ethanol.
Palate: Thin on the front end but opens to dried fruit and cinnamon. The lower proof is probably the culprit for the slow start.
Finish: The high rye takes hold and prepares you for the decent. I’m surprised at how quickly the sweetness shows up to join the rye and oak. The sweetness and spiciness meld well together and the oak, while there, doesn’t over power the other flavors. This probably has to do with the lower age. It’s not an extremely long finish, however it does linger around long enough to enjoy.
Notes: This is an extremely well-rounded whiskey. It doesn’t overwhelm me on any tasting notes. It has good mouth feel, lots of favor for its proof, very pleasing on the pallet, and really leaves me asking for more. That’s what I want from a whiskey, I want to ask for more when that sip is gone and this one delivers just that. My only complaint is that it feels a bit young on the nose, yet that doesn’t deter me. This one does have me asking for more, and to me, that’s what makes a good whiskey.