Below its unique proprietor, Washington-based Heritage Distilling, Brown Sugar Bourbon was a unusual flavored whiskey from an organization actually striving to make it within the craft sport. Earlier this yr, the Brown Sugar Bourbon model was offered to actor Jamie Foxx, dramatically boosting its market presence. Following the sale of the model, manufacturing of the 2 BSB expressions — together with a more recent high-proof expression — is now going down in St. Louis.
We just lately obtained recent samples of each BSB releases. Ideas observe.
Brown Sugar Bourbon BSB (2021) – Bourbon with brown sugar, cinnamon flavors, and caramel colour. This was beforehand famous as a sub-2-year-old launch, however there’s no data on growing older at current. Because it did once we first reviewed it in 2017, it’s a surprisingly mild and approachable flavored whiskey, rather more nuanced than the standard cinnamon-flavored monster. Baking spice and ample brown sugar give the whiskey a major sweetness, apple cidery with touches of cloves and nutmeg to punch up the in any other case simple cinnamon character. The end does connote a youthful whiskey with a light-weight popcorn factor, however it’s by no means unmanageable. It’s the considering man’s Fireball, for certain. 60 proof. B+ / $25 [BUY IT NOW FROM DRIZLY]
Brown Sugar Bourbon BSB 103 (2021) – Identical recipe as the usual proof model, simply a lot a lot hotter. The added alcohol lowers the obvious sweetness of the whiskey, giving it extra of a conventional spicy, cinnamon Pink Hots character, backed up with a richer caramel, chocolate, and vanilla be aware that performs down the brown sugar within the combine. The influence makes for a surprisingly totally different expertise on the entire, one which finds that racier spice be aware main the cost for the period, its sweetness taking the again seat. That is the bottle to choose for get-the-party-started pictures, in case you’re nonetheless doing that kinda factor. 103 proof. B+ / $33 [BUY IT NOW FROM DRIZLY]