Monday, July 16, 2018 06:47

We been gone, but now we’s back …

– Wiccapundit

El and I have been just swamped the last few weeks, and we have been remiss in not posting.   Since I don’t have much to say at the moment, how about Bourbon!

I recently tried the Early Times 354 Bourbon.  One review at www.bourbonbuzz.com said the following:

Tasting Notes for Early Times 354 Bourbon

Color – deep amber

Aroma – spicy with sweet fruit, fresh oak and delicate corn notes underscored by a layer of vanilla and caramel.

Taste – a lively entry with spice, caramel and vanilla that melt into a mixture of fresh and dried fruit notes.

Finish – warm with subtle hints of apple and corn

My thoughts:  It’s OK.  Not a bad bourbon; just not my favorite.  But really – “spicy with sweet fruit, fresh oak and delicate corn notes underscored by a layer of vanilla and caramel”?  Delicate corn notes?  WTF?  Bourbon is a man’s drink.  It shouldn’t be the subject of metrosexual comments more appropriate for a pretentious wine-tasting.  And please – “a lively entry with spice, caramel and vanilla that melt into a mixture of fresh and dried fruit notes.”  With all the “lively entry” and “melt into” going on, you’d think this is a review of a soft-porn VHS tape.

My assessment?  Eh, 2 and 1/2 stars, with 1/2 star being for the cool retro label on the bottle.

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2 Responses to “We been gone, but now we’s back …”

  1. Scubafreak says:

    Another one for you to try would be Stranahans. It’s a small craft whiskey out of Denver, and has some rather good ratings itself….

  2. jafo says:

    I’m not much of a brown liquor drinker (ok, not much of a liquor drinker, overall), but will have to keep an eye out for Stranahan’s..

    Similarly, it’s about time I brewed some beer!

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