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Review: Firestone & Robertson TX Bourbon – Bottled-in-Bond and Cognac Finished

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Fort Price’s Firestone & Robertson — aka F&R — is significantly better recognized by the branding for its most seen product: the TX Whiskey line. Whereas we beforehand reviewed TX Blended Whiskey, the model now has at the least 9 totally different expressions of whiskey available on the market, most of them bourbon.

As we speak we’re two of them, each 2021 releases, together with a bottled in bond bourbon and a straight bourbon completed in Cognac casks. They’re each made with native corn and wheat within the mashbill.

Firestone & Robertson TX Bourbon Bottled-in-Bond – Not less than 4 years outdated, per the bonded guidelines, and bottled at 50% abv; a single barrel launch, although barrel ID information is just not offered. This one’s a basic Texas bourbon, a number of lumber within the combine on its expressive, rustic nostril. Notes of peanut shells, toasted pecans, pan-toasted spices, and saddle leather-based inform a fairly savory assault, some roasted pork, basted in butter, including a meaty high quality to the aromatics. The palate follows the theme: Boldly beefy and extremely woody, it provides substantial notes of sawdust and inexperienced wooden, nearly mesquite-like at occasions. The end sees some gunpowder parts and — lastly — a spritz of vanilla extract and a chew of caramel corn, although it’s the more durable, spicier notes that stick across the longest. Welcome to the frontier. 100 proof. B / $50

Firestone & Robertson TX Bourbon Completed in Cognac Casks – The third and remaining expression in TX Whiskey’s Barrel End Collection (and grasp distiller Rob Arnold’s remaining launch earlier than stepping down), this begins off as 2 yr outdated straight bourbon that’s completed for 17 months in Cognac casks. All that point in brandy barrels doesn’t kill off the virgin wooden affect, although; this one stays heavy with barrel char, sawdust, and frontier austerity, with inexperienced rosemary displaying across the edges. The palate’s a complete different story, candy brandy notes effectively represented as they mood the wooden affect significantly. The long-lasting Cognac notes of raisin and baking spices raise it up, although it’s nonetheless fairly peppery and just a little brash at occasions. Notes of graphite and slate kick off the end, earlier than a reprise of brandy affect returns — large raisin, fig, and lingering chocolate notes shut issues out. 101.6 proof. B+ / $65

frdistilling.com

Firestone & Robertson TX Bourbon Bottled-in-Bond

$50

Score


8.0/10

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