received the heaviest bottle of Bourbon I have ever hoisted.
This 750ML bottle is so heavy it could give you a hernia.
And on top of that, it is shaped like the largest hip flask
I have ever seen. Trust me, if you attached this bottle to
your hip, you would hobble about like a peg legged pirate.
This baby weighs in at 4 pounds but feels like 24 pounds.
So, of course it comes from Texas where bigger is always better.
small batch bourbon is high-rye bourbon because it dials back
on the corn and doubles up on the rye and goes through a proprietary
fermentation process. The mash is distilled in traditional
copper pot stills and then aged in dark #4 charred oak barrels.
The whiskey is then combined with the limestone-filtered water
of the Devil's River and finishes with the company's proprietary
chill filtration process. Sounds like these good old Texas
boys have gone through a whole lot of thought and work to
whip up this bourbon. If I can lift this bottle one more time,
I'll pour a bit and get to the tasting.
color is a golden amber and the nose is sweet with bourbon,
honey and caramel, along with a touch of rye and a hint of
oak. On the palate, I immediately get a taste of melon followed
by the sweetness of honey and then the oak. The rye takes
a back seat but is still quite noticeable and tasty. The sweetness
overlays a touch of spiciness, and that touch feels tingly
and welcome and makes this mouthful just that much more interesting.
The finish is sweet, spicy, warm, and citrusy and lasts a
medium amount of time, actually just long enough to make you
want to take another sip.
is not a heavy handed bourbon, but it is one that is loaded
with flavor that won't overload your palate. One ice cube
mellows this bad boy right out and goes a ways to combine
all those flavors even more.
River Bourbon whiskey is 90 proof (45%ABV) and available
in very heavy 750ML bottles for a suggested retail price of
By George Brozowski
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