- DISTILLER: Undisclosed. Sourced by Master Distiller Dave Scheurich for Royal Wine Corp. - the company that owns Boondocks Spirit Co.
- MASH BILL: Undisclosed but high in Corn.
- AGE: 11 Years
- YEAR: 2016
- PROOF: 95 (47.5% ABV)
- MSRP: $39.99
- BUY ONLINE: Wine-Searcher.com
NOSE: Cherries | Honey | Alcohol | Light Oak
TASTE: Cherries | Baking Spices | Toasted Marshmallow
FINISH: Long with multiple waves. Fills your mouth and chest. More complex than most 95 Proof whiskeys.
SHARE WITH: Everyone. Its low proof won’t scare off newbies, and its complexity will please more experienced whiskey fans.
WORTH THE PRICE: It isn’t easy to find an 11-year-old whiskey made by someone with a Whiskey Advocate Lifetime Achievement award for $40. Easily worth the price.
BOTTLE, BAR OR BUST: Bottle. This is a real value whiskey, and I look forward to trying new bottlings that Dave and Boondocks’ introduce.
OVERALL: Easy sipping crowd pleaser by a giant in the industry. It’s designation as an American Whiskey is due to it being aged in used oak barrels. That doesn’t take away from the flavor or enjoyment at all. Bourbon lovers should enjoy this whiskey from a legend in the industry (Woodford fans especially.)
Boondocks Whiskey is brought to you by Whisky Advocate Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Dave Scheurich. And while you may have never heard his name, Dave has helped create some of America’s most recognized whiskeys over the last 40 years. But all this talk would make Dave blush. The real audience Dave cares about has enjoyed the drinks he created and has never given a second thought to the artist behind the scenes. And that’s just fine with Dave. His love, passion, and expertise are legendary – and can be found in every bottle of Boondocks, what may well be his crowning achievement. Aged for 11 years in American white oak barrel in Kentucky, Boondocks American Whiskey 95 Proof is made from corn, rye, and malt. Light in color but rich, nuanced and complex, fruitiness and exotic spices enhance some of the subtler aromatic characteristics like the toasted marshmallow oak barrel notes. Mouthfeel is creamy and buttery with a long, pleasant finish. Overall, the whiskey is spicy and warm but does not burn and is sweet like cotton candy. Boondocks American Whiskey 95 Proof has already garnered several accolades including a Gold Medal /90 Points from the Los Angeles International Spirits Competition 2016 and was named a Finalist in the Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2016, receiving 92 Points.
Disclaimer: Boondocks Spirit Co. provided Bourbon & Banter with a sample of their product for this review. We appreciate their willingness to allow us to review their products with no strings attached. Thank you.