Do you listen to music when drinking bourbon?

We sure do. “Three Chords and the Truth”, is an oft quoted phrase coined by Harlan Howard in the 1950s which he used to describe Country music. If you add in some whiskey, you are for sure to at least hear some sort of truth right?

With his Three Chord Bourbon, musician and producer Neil Giraldo wants you to experience the greatness of music and bourbon all in one. In 2017, Giraldo founded Steel Bending Spirits LLC. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan and as you can tell everything resolves around the music.

Neil was kind enough to send us some bottles to try and today we are reviewing their Three Chord Blend. We hope you enjoy Jim and Mike’s review.  Cheers!

Tasting Notes: Three Chord Small Batch Blended Bourbon Whiskey

Vital Stats: It is a blend of bourbon from Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee and has a mashbill of 75% corn, 21% rye and 4% malted barley. It is 81 proof with a $40 MSRP. They blend all three bourbons together using their proprietary filtration and secondary wood charring process to create a balanced bourbon, greater than the sum of its parts!  Released in 2018, each small batch is around 300 gallons.

Nose: Earthy, almost wet hay, fermented fruit, a little spice and oak.

Palate: An upfront sweetness, with stewed fruits, spiced apples and honey tea. Light oak and pepper.

Finish: Short finish with no Kentucky hug.

Overall:  It’s unique and for us that makes it a buy. It’s something new and different. It would make a nice spring or summer sipper and if you have a musician in your life then this is the perfect bottle to gift.

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