Review #1730 – Traverse City Whiskey Company Barrel Proof Bourbon

The Schtick: Distilled in TC, Michigan, this particular release is a barrel proof bourbon from Traverse City Whiskey Company that is at least four years old, and bottled at barrel proof. Let’s get to it.

Review #1730 | Bourbon Review #709

Distiller: Traverse City Whiskey Company

Bottler: Traverse City Whiskey Company

Brand: Traverse City Whiskey Company

Selection: N/A

ABV: 58.3% ABV

Age: 4 Years


Nose: Some oak, a bit of pine, a pleasant caramel note. Faintly musty, but only just a hair. Fairly complex, some vanilla and a hint of pepper. Pretty nice overall.

Taste: Medium mouth feel. Ethanol is present but sticks to the back palate. Cocoa, some almond and honey. A bit of pepper and rising sourdough.

Finish: Long, rich, complex finish. Pepper, honey, a hint of melon. Oak is pleasantly well integrated, and pairs well with the sweet dessert notes.

Overall: Not bad – this is a barrel proof bourbon that’s going to continue to sneak under the radar for some time, I imagine. Lots of good flavor, I’m very much looking forward to seeing this release continue to climb higher in age, where I think it can really take on some big names.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


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