Deadwood Straight Bourbon ReviewEdit Post
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The latest offering from Proof and Wood Ventures is the Deadwood Straight Bourbon. P&W might not be familiar, but you’d know the minds behind it by their previous line of whiskeys: Redemption. And like the Redemption series everything, whiskey-wise, in their new portfolio is sourced from MGP.
Being veterans of the sourcing biz everything is properly disclosed on the label so there’s nothing to nitpick about. It’s a young MGP bourbon from their 21% rye mash bill, so we should all know what to expect from this. But, just to be sure I went ahead and typed up a bourbon review anyways.
Deadwood Straight Bourbon Review: Details and Tasting Notes
In Proof and Wood Ventures’ Words:
In 1874, gold was discovered in the Black Hills of South Dakota giving rise to the lawless town of Deadwood. Many a saloon and related business thrived, whiskey was a big part of their lives.
Details (price, mash bill, cask type, ABV, etc.)
Region: Indiana, USA
Bottler: Proof and Wood Ventures
Mash Bill: 75% Corn, 21% Rye, 4% Malted Barley
Cask: New Charred Oak
Age: 2 years
Corn, caramel, vanilla, oak, nuts and a bit of spice and jelly beans.
Caramel, dried fruit, honey, brown sugar, spice, vanilla and orange peel.
Short -> Caramel, fruit, honey, corn and spice.
BALANCE, BODY & FEEL
Ok balance, light body and a light easy feel.
Deadwood Straight Bourbon Review: Overall and Score
For what it is, a young low proof MGP bourbon, it’s not bad. Aroma is a nutty sugary sweet profile and shows the youth, but not in an off-putting way; Palate is pretty much the same through and through but with a fruitier kicker; Finish is a quick sweet fade. As it opens the corn notes show through more prominently.
On the whole, Deadwood Straight Bourbon is a mild, no-frills, bourbon delivered at a decent price. If you’re looking for something basic that works well in cocktails and/or a mild sipper this would definitely fit the bill.
SCORE: 78/100 (C+)
*Disclosure: This Deadwood Straight Bourbon was graciously sent to me by the company for the purposes of this review. The views, opinions, and tasting notes are 100% my own.
Deadwood Straight Bourbon Review 27
Nose - 78
Palate - 79
Finish - 78
Balance, Body & Feel - 78
Deadwood Straight Bourbon Review Summary
Deadwood Straight Bourbon Review: Bottled at 40.5%, aged for 2 years and priced around $27. Bourbon review includes tasting notes, score, mash bill, wood and more.
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