American Whiskey - Bourbon

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Early Times 354 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

From: Kentucky, United States Liquor Review Category: Bourbon American Whiskey

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Tier 3
This is a Tier 3 score in the Whiskey category. It means critics recommended the spirit but it will be a value brand or have an exotic taste.
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Early Times Kentucky Whiskey was first produced in 1860 and maintained a status through Prohibition as a "medicinal" whiskey. The mix of grains, or mashbill, follows a traditional bourbon-style recipe of corn, rye, and barley. It's blended down with the famous Kentucky limestone water that has made those spirits so desirable the world round.

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This bottle has 4 ratings and 4 reviews.
Storcke Storcke (41)
Rating: 3.0 (2014-12-23)
Very good for the price; not what I would call "lower shelf." Nice gentle corn flavor, good barrel notes, no bitterness (which means a lot to me), but very light on the palette and finish. I suspect the mash bill is very heavy on the corn like Dickel products (84%). MUCH better than the Early Times blended whiskey. My only complaint is what monkeyxx said--watery. They've apparently tried to "smooth" it down to compete with JD, and I think that's a mistake. If this were 92 proof I would be all over it.
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monkeyxx monkeyxx (48)
Rating: 4.0 (2013-08-21)
Light watery flavor with a smooth finish and a good strong burn. Pretty good at the price. Doesn't have the "yuk" of a lot of the cheaper bourbons, which means a lot to me. Not sophisticated but pleasant to drink.
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degbert degbert (209)
Rating: 3.0 (2012-11-03)
Candied nose -- lots of brown sugar. Malic on the tongue; not apple candy, but definitely apple crisp or cobbler. Finish was very very hot. It's all right, but there's better options in the price range.
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aslezak aslezak (28)
Rating: 4.0 (2011-09-26)
I went to the Kentucky Derby some years ago, and the mint julip was made with Early Times Whiskey.  This bourbon is nothing like the Early Times whiskey that you may remember.  The palette is similar to "premium" bourbons in the $25-30 price range, strong in flavor, albeit with a very light finish.  I have to rate this one high as it's a very good value.  It's not going to linger in your mouth like a 10yr (or older) bourbon, but the taste really hits the spot.  I honestly hate Early Times Whiskey so please do trust me on this one.
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