Review #550. Early Times BiB

Review #550 | /r/Bourbon Review #307 – Early Times Bottled in Bond

The Schtick: This is a Brown-Forman product with a 79/11/10 mashbill. It is aged for 4 years and bottled under the Early Times label.


Distiller: Brown-Forman

Bottler: Brown-Forman

ABV: 50% ABV

Age: 4 years

Source: Sample


Nose: Cinnamon with a whole lot of fruity, funky, caramel-y sweetness. Banana bread, honey and toffee.

Taste: Medium, no heat. Pretty rich on flavor, banana bread and cocoa are big, backed up by cinnamon, caramel, butter cream and honey.

Finish: Medium length, faint heat. Banana bread, caramel, toffee and cocoa are prominent here also.

Overall: This was a really enjoyable dram, but it’s unmistakably Brown-Forman distillate. The banana bread note is a dead giveaway. I would say I enjoy this on par with or just a hair more than OF Signature, though since there is more complexity and less banana bread shoved down your pie hole.

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Rank: 6

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Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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