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Posts Tagged ‘liquor’

Moar bourbon

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

– Wiccapundit

Tried a new bourbon recently – Jim Beam Black Label.  I’m not generally a fan of Beam, but I thought I’d give this one a try.  Not bad overall; better than the regular-label Jim Beam, but a bit more bite than I care for.  This still doesn’t supplant my go-to everyday bourbon: Old Charter 10 Year.  Worth a try; YMMV.

Jim Beam Black

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We been gone, but now we’s back …

Monday, January 16th, 2012

– 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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