Do fishing and bourbon go together?
Well in the case of Walker’s Cay Bourbon they do. A bottle that brings thoughts of Ernest Hemingway, old man in the sea, or the salt water fly fishing show with the same name and legendary fisherman Flip Pallot .
Walker’s Cay Kentucky Straight Bourbon pays homage to Walker’s Cay, which is a 100 acre island located 53 miles to the northeast of West End, Grand Bahama and 105 miles northeast of Jupiter, Florida, in the northern Bahamas. According to the company, proceeds from every bottle directly help the Bahamian community.
Let’s move onto Jim and Mike’s review. If you’d like to hear more on this wonderful bourbon, head over to the episode and give it a listen. Cheers!
Tasting Notes: Walker’s Cay Bourbon
Vital Stats: Distilled at the Green River Distilling Co. in Ownesboro Kentucky. The mashbill is 70% Kentucky corn, 21% winter rye, 9% malted barley. It’s 90 proof and has an MSRP of $49.95. It is non age stated, aged in new Missouri oak barrels, and finished with sherry cask staves.
Appearance: Beautiful with a leather textured label that’s fitting for the legendary showman. The bourbon color is honey amber.
Nose: Corn sweetness with salt water banana taffy. Hints of the oak that is still young.
Palate: Light and airy. A salt water taffy that isn’t to sweet. A little dying with hints of light white pepper spice. The banana is still there.
Finish: Light with a small Kentucky hug.
Overall: If your setting on the dock of the bay after a long day fishing then this is that bourbon. Light and crisp that would pair good with a cigar. It’s a buy for us. Perfect for spring, summer, or fall while listening to some Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers or Kenny Chesney. Cheers