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Review: Sweetens Cove Kennessee Bourbon

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On the again label for his or her latest launch, Sweetens Cove asks: “Did we simply grow to be greatest buddies?” That query appears supposed for any variety of recipients together with, most clearly, customers, but additionally the rival whiskey-producing states from which these bourbons are sourced and even perhaps to Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly followers (Google it). What’s clearer is that, after back-to-back tremendous premium releases with hefty worth tags (see here and here), this celebrity-fueled model is hoping to entice new followers with a extra pockets pleasant version to its portfolio.

As soon as once more, the mix is the product of former Fort & Key Grasp Distiller Marianne Eaves, however in contrast to earlier releases, which had been all blends of Tennessee sourced bourbons, Kennessee is a non-age-stated mixture of whiskeys from each Kentucky and Tennessee, therefore Kennessee. Lovely, proper? A mix of sourced bourbons isn’t all that unique, however extra noteworthy is the label’s nice print: “Completed with Toasted Sugar Maple Wooden.” To realize this end, what Marianne has known as “a Kentucky expression of the Lincoln County course of,” toasted sugar maple spirals had been added to the barrels for an undisclosed period of time.

Let’s test it out.

The aroma is brighter than the primary, older Sweetens Cove releases, exhibiting plenty of wood-driven sweetness amid extra basic bourbon elements that favor Tennessee whiskey a bit greater than Kentucky bourbon. Notes of well-seasoned oak, peanut brittle, butterscotch, and maple candies make for an interesting first impression. On the palate, issues are gentle however full of life with a silky construction that’s nonetheless wooden heavy however walks a tightrope between burly and balanced with sufficient success to maintain it within the latter class for many of the expertise. A little bit of dusty baking spice on the outset turns to a hugging warmth that lingers throughout the palate, warming notes of roasted nuts, torched sugar, vanilla custard, and orange marmalade on toast. The end lingers with tobacco, maple sweetness, and a little bit of sandalwood. Cringingly cute identify apart, that is standout stuff.

110.7 proof.

A / $60 [BUY IT NOW FROM DRIZLY]

Sweetens Cove Kennessee Bourbon

$60

Ranking


9.5/10

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