Benjamin Prichard’s Double-Barreled Bourbon 2017: Review

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45% alcohol/Vol 90 Proof

At a higher price point, $90, I was skeptical of purchasing the bottle.  Then I started reading about it and felt a lot more comfortable.  When I found out this is a Tennessee company, I was concerned about the Lincoln County Process affecting the taste.  Further investigation that revealed this juice was distilled in Kentucky and didn’t go through the process made me jump for joy a little.  Prichard’s is the only Tennessee whiskey I know of that doesn’t have to go through charcoal filtering, due to a 2013 exemption.    I love the fact that this product is barreled twice to allow for more flavor, once at 120 proof then cut to 95 on the second barrel.

Eye:

The legs are medium quick with a deep golden honey appearance.

Nose:

The nose is butterscotch and cinnamon with a hint of vanilla alcohol.

Mouth:

The initial taste is warm, smooth, sweet and smoky like a smoked simple syrup.  Follow up tastes reveal butterscotch and rye with some spice in your cheeks.  The longer I worked on the glass the oak and burnt citrus flavors became present.  There are many layers to this bourbon, like someone dressed for winter.  Once you really taste the layers they start to mix and mingle more making this a really impressive pour.  The finish is warm and comforting with oak flavor lasting a medium length.  There are also some smoke and gingerbread topped with butterscotch layered under the oak.  My first experience with Prichard’s was wonderful and I look forward to seeing what the rest of their line has in store for my bourbon journey.

Rating: 🥃🥃🥃🥃

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