I prefer this mashbill as it has a good amount of malted barley, balanced.
Town Branch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon /45% ABV / Kentucky, United States
- Kentucky, United States
- Tasting Notes
- Caramel, Cherry, Oak, Sweet
- Food Pairing
- Beef, Dessert - Vanilla & Caramel, Mushrooms
Our signature high-malt mash bourbon. The city of Lexington, Kentucky was built on the banks of the town branch of Elkhorn Creek. Its waters provided power for early industry as well as limestone filtered water for distilling.View all products by Town BranchCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
It's been a while since I've had Town Branch, I picked it up after a buddy told me that it's gotten older and gone up in proof. I really enjoy this liquid, lots of cashew and butterscotch. Nothing better than finding a sub $40 bottle of this quality.
So smooth and flavorful
JohnVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
I dunno if I didn't let it breathe properly beforehand or if the bottle was somehow contaminated, but it had a very strange oily up front taste and mouth feel. Mellowed with ice, the flavor is muted, letting a lot of the back end notes shine. Which are almost scotchy in their smokiness. Notes of peet, fired pecan wood, clove and a hint of dry sweet corn.
ZachVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
Good smooth bourbon.
JoshVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
Very smooth, great note of vanilla with a little sweetness that is almost maple + grape in flavor. Also has a satisfying nose and mouth feel.
Because of the liquor’s aging process variation, bourbon’s colors range from light amber to dark caramel and each bottle must contain at least 40% ABV. Bourbon can only be called bourbon if it’s aged in an oak barrel; barrels must be new and are pre-charred to help the liquid extract as much flavor as possible from the wood.
While both whiskey and bourbon are made from the same base ingredients (a predominantly corn mash, yeast and water), a spirit can only be called bourbon if it’s crafted in the United States, surpasses a minimum 40% ABV and is aged in new, charred, white oak barrels. Bourbons are generally on the younger side of the whiskey family (compared to older whiskies like scotch) and thus deliver a sweeter profile.
Raise a glass to science: While rye, barley and wheat all contain the gluten protein, the actual gluten is removed during the bourbon’s distillation process, in which the gluten molecules are separated from the actual distillate used to make the final product.