What’s a great craft distillery sipping bourbon for you?

The fine folks down at Thirteenth Colony Distilleries, LLC in Americus, GA were kind enough to send a bottle of their southern bourbon whiskey for us to try. We must say it worth a try.

How can you not love a distillery that came about from a group of friends making spirits for their loved ones and family?    That love and passion turned into Georgia’s first legal distillery since prohibition, in 2009.

We hope you enjoy Jim and Big Chief’s review.

Tasting Notes: Thirteenth Colony Distilleries, Southern Bourbon Whiskey

Vital Stats: It has a 70% corn, 21% rye, and 9% malted barley mashbill. It is 95 proof. Aged in new charred oak barrels for no less than 48 months with an MSRP of $35.

Nose: Cherry juice with the rye spice that will tickle your nose. Brown sugar that balances nice with some oak coming through. A little bit of butterscotch might come out.

Palate: Cherry juice, butterscotch, @werthersoriginalus and a little bitter pecan shell. The rye spice kicks in almost like a hot buttered rye muffin with strawberries perseveres.

Finish: Medium to long with a beautiful Kentucky hug. Very viscous and bitter on the back end.

Overall: At this price it’s a buy all day long for both us. If your down in Americus, GA, pay them a visit. Heck, pick up a bottle for a friend while your there.

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