By: voldron (10) 3/19/2012Cheers!(1)
I completely agree that this is a bourbon to be treated with a bit of caution. If you aren't used to an alcohol bourbon then work your way up to this bad boy. I was lucky enough to try a glass of this at a speak easy in San Diego, my world was rocked to say the least. No less than a week later I found myself trying to get my hands on a bottle, which I luckily have. There is so much flavor it'll make your eyes roll back and have you begging for another sip. Again be forewarned, this is a hot bourbon! Cut it after trying it neat; I had it with an ice block and let it slowly melt. FANTASTIC!
By: Pavlos (6) 2/7/2012Cheers!(1)
I was completely unprepared for this. As I first uncorked the bottle, a drop fell out and I tasted it with my finger. It felt like holy water would feel on the tongue of the undead. Turpentine-flavored battery acid? I managed a few sips and almost called the fire brigade. An experience I would recommend, but not something any sane person would enjoy on a regular basis.
By: Buck Mulligan (18) 11/29/2011Cheers!(1)
I agree with some of the other comments here: this is not for the meek. This is straight high octane bourbon, and if you dont treat it with respect it will get you (140-145 proof). However, for a dram this potent it is certainly possible to sip - but I mean sip - neat. I open it up with a bit of water and it rivals the best bourbons being made at present, full of complexity and sweet and spicy tones. The alcohol burn is surprisingly subtle especially after a couple of sips. Hats off to the entire antique collection, as all five have been brilliant the last couple of years!
By: ChrisCarlsson (328) 8/28/2010Cheers!(0)
This bourbon is a challenge to all others. It sets the standard for bourbon, and shows how great a whiskey it can be. It gives most, if not all
single malt scotches a run for their money when it comes to craftsmanship
and quality. As close to perfection in bourbon as it gets.
By: jfatt340 (15) 8/5/2010Cheers!(0)
This is a great conversation piece, most will not dare to try even a sip. If you can get to it, there is nothing better than finishing the bottle (barrel silt). Cut it with water, ice AND a splash of ginger ale. GTS makes me feel alive.
By: PerrinBash (65) 2/28/2009Cheers!(0)
This is bourbon drinkers bourbon. Too powerful for my palate.
By: Irishman (207) 2/28/2009Cheers!(1)
Ok, this bourbon tastes fantastic but at 144 proof keep any open flames away from your glass! Wow! This this has more bite than a Sunday morning hangover in the front pew at church!
By: jasonjohnson1898 (17) 2/28/2009Cheers!(0)
Its cool because it ignites and burns. The taste is hard its more for the serious bourbon drinker. For the casual drinker its a bit too harsh and bitey. I'd have it again if it were free but I wouldn't buy it for myself.
By: Phizbin (166) 10/28/2008Cheers!(1)
Holy sweet mother Mary of Jesus! This bourbon actually scared me when I drank it. The thing is like a small tactical nuke in your mouth. Imagine every bourbon flavor you've ever tasted--then cubed--along with a small hit of LSD and you can sort of imagine what's going on in your mouth. This thing is most definitely NOT for the cowardly; only professionals here.