The bourbon sample used for this review was provided to us at no cost, courtesy of the respective company.
While the current offering is distilled in Indiana, the brand broke ground on its own distillery in 2022 in Alabama. View details here.
The bourbon’s name comes from an old Alabama moonshiner that used the state’s spring water and local ingredients to make his whiskey.
We will have to wait until 2027 to get the Alabama offering, but time flies when you are drinking bourbon.
The first sip had a tremendous amount of oak and leather that overpowered other natural bourbon flavors. It took my palate a second to adjust, but another sip did reveal orange and clove.
The finish was a lot longer and more satisfying than I would have thought, but the leather punch continued in a way that blocked my enjoyment of the pour.
Some people enjoy that flavor profile, but unfortunately, I am not one of them. Overall, it is a great bourbon, and I will revisit it after it has some time to breathe. I am hoping that this moonshiner settles down a little. A good buy at $36 for this budget bourbon.
This whiskey receives 3/5 Barrels.
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