Review #752 – W.H. Harrison Governors Reserve Barrel Proof, Batch #4

Review #752 | /r/Bourbon Review #417 – W.H. Harrison Governors Reserve Barrel Proof, Batch #4

The Schtick: “W. H. Harrison Governor’s Reserve celebrates the rare balance of boldness and smoothness required in a great leader, and great Bourbon.

Our unique “high-rye” recipe, bottled at Barrel Proof, makes a bold statement upfront but finishes smooth with layers of subtlety.

Best enjoyed on the rocks

Taste Profile: bold, robust upfront, spicy with layers of subtlety through the middle, and an elegant, smooth finish.”

Not super amazing praise. Lets see how it does.


Distiller: Tipton Spirits (Indiana)

Bottler: Tipton Spirits

ABV: 57.5% ABV

Age: NAS

Batch: #4

Source: Sample


Nose: Ethanol, corn, honey and graham cracker. Sweet buttered popcorn and clove.

Taste: Medium mouthfeel, some heat. Weirdly thin, lots of honey and faint pepper.

Finish: Short, hot and loaded with fruitiness. Lots of melon, passion fruit, honey, clove and graham cracker. Surprisingly not full of craft notes – which is excellent.

Overall: I wanted to like this more than I did, but it is a bit rough around the edges. Thankfully though, it does not pack a lot of gross young crafty notes which helps it at ranking time.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 4


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