Review #1732 – Traverse City Whiskey Company American Cherry Whiskey

The Schtick: Distilled in Michigan with some Indiana bourbon blended in, this release from TCWC features their bourbon aqed on Montmorency cherries. It’s obviously now invalidated as a bourbon, since its bottled at 35% ABV but it’s not produced to be a liqueur. Let’s give this a go.

Review #1732 | Bourbon Review #710

Distiller: Traverse City Whiskey Company

Bottler: Traverse City Whiskey Company

Brand: Traverse City Whiskey Company

Selection: N/A

ABV: 35% ABV

Age: NAS


Nose: Bright, and powerfully cherry forward. Massive cherry influence that is undeniably Montmorency. As someone who really happens to like Montmorency cherries, this is a big plus. It’s very much cherry first, bourbon second, though no criminal cough syrup notes arise.

Taste: Thin mouth feel, some honey, toffee, cherry, and a hint of oak. Really thin palate. No must, but also not a lot of body. The flavors are pleasant, but the mouth feel is unimpressive.

Finish: Short finish, though loaded with flavor. Cherry dominates the finish, though it’s not cloyingly sweet. It’s not really sweet at all, actually, which is a welcome change.

Overall: This would be much better if it were racheted up some proof points – the flavors are excellent, but the body is lacking through and through. It’s not bad, but boy is it meek. If you don’t like cherries, avoid. If you love cherries, give it a go.

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Rank: 5


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