Review #862 – David James Straight American Whiskey

Review #862 | /r/Bourbon Review #458 – David James 10yr Straight American Whiskey

The Schtick: This strange, elusive release recently won best Corn Whiskey at the 2018 San Francisco Spirits Competition, which I found interesting.

“Four friends with a passion for great bourbon and whiskey created Old George Town Spirits. We take pride in sourcing the finest bourbon and whiskey we can find and then lightly filtering it so we create a high-quality spirit that is uniquely different with each and every batch.” Old Georgetown Spirits Co website.

“Our bourbon’s story is right out of the late 18th century. Borne from the highest hilltops and lowest springs in Bourbon Country, four friends with a passion for the way a great bourbon hits their palate developed Old George Town Spirits.

After we’ve sourced the finest whiskeys and bourbons, we blend them in small batches and single barrels, filter them with a light touch, and then bottle, label and cork every batch by hand for your enjoyment with good friends. Please enjoy responsibly.

The same four friends who pursue the most unique bourbon and whiskey in every batch they release, are the same ones who guide this masterful process and have built Old George Town into what it is today. That’s why we’re confident every sip you take will send you to the historical birthplace of bourbon and present-day great time with friends.” – Also from their website.

So, this is a 10yr sourced whiskey, bottled, given a story, and sold. I don’t care who the people in the group are, so I will save you their bios and weird nicknames.

This is Day #18 in the Craft Whiskey Crackdown. Here is the terrain covered thus far:

Distiller: Undisclosed Tennessee Distiller

Bottler: Old Georgetown Spirits

ABV: 59.8% ABV

Age: 10 Years

Nose: Caramel, honey, banana bread. Vitamins, chalk, rich vanilla, some cream. Faint oak.

Taste: Medium mouth feel, heat in check. Sweet caramel, light toffee. Tobacco, oak, vitamins, orange peel. Mildly oaky, faint cocoa. Overall, I think it’s remarkably Dickel-esque.

Finish: Long, a tad bit hot, loaded with honey and fruits. Nice oak presence. Good flavor helps make punishing heat a little more tolerable.

Overall: This was adequately sourced, and performs well, all things considered. I wish there was more info on the what and where that goes into this, but it performs well on the palate, and that’s what matters at the end of the day.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5



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