Sunday, May 29, 2022
HomeAlcoholAssessment: Sweetens Cove Kennessee Bourbon

Assessment: Sweetens Cove Kennessee Bourbon

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, shoppers, but additionally the rival whiskey-producing states from which these bourbons are sourced and maybe even 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 right here and right 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 Citadel & Key Grasp Distiller Marianne Eaves, however in contrast to earlier releases, which have been all blends of Tennessee sourced bourbons, Kennessee is a non-age-stated mixture of whiskeys from each Kentucky and Tennessee, therefore Kennessee. Lovable, proper? A mix of sourced bourbons isn’t all that unique, however extra noteworthy is the label’s fantastic print: “Completed with Toasted Sugar Maple Wooden.” To realize this end, what Marianne has referred to as “a Kentucky expression of the Lincoln County course of,” toasted sugar maple spirals have 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, displaying plenty of wood-driven sweetness amid extra traditional bourbon parts that favor Tennessee whiskey a bit greater than Kentucky bourbon. Notes of well-seasoned oak, peanut brittle, butterscotch, and maple candies make for an attractive first impression. On the palate, issues are mild however vigorous 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 a lot 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.


Sweetens Cove Kennessee Bourbon




Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -
Google search engine

Most Popular

Recent Comments