The Schtick: This is a Total Wine house brand that is sourced from TerraPURE in the Carolinas – a company that “hyper ages” distills products by attempting to age them faster than conventionally possible using a proprietary method. They claim that this process will revolutionize the industry by providing producers with products that are comparable to well aged bourbons and ryes, in just a fraction of that time. Let’s see how it is.
Winchester Straight Bourbon carries a 2 year age statement and is bottled at 45% ABV.
Bottler: TerraPURE for Total Wine
ABV: 45% ABV
Age: 2 Years
Nose: Musty, caramel, pepper, clove, cardboard, still fake and sweet
Taste: Oats, musty, clove, caramel, some body
Finish: Short, very hot, musty and fake, caramel
Overall: This could be worse, but could be way better. Some oak saves it.
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