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.
ABV: 50% ABV
Age: 4 years
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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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
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7 | Great | Well above average
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