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15 Stars 7 & 15 Year Private Stock Bourbon

CAPSULE REVIEW

Classification: Straight Bourbon

Company: 15 Stars

Distillery: Sourced from an undisclosed distillery(ies) in Kentucky

Release Date: September 2022

Proof: 107

Age: Blend of 7 & 15 year old bourbons

Mashbill: Undisclosed

Color: Dark Gold

MSRP: $140 (2022)

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NOSE

Cherry | Rich vanilla | Melt caramel | Soft cinnamon | Brown sugar | Classic old bourbon aroma

palate

Mixed nuts | Dried raspberries | Rich vanilla | Barrel char | Cocoa powder

finish

Brown sugar | Layers of toasted oak | Leather | Soft lingering oak-cherry aftertaste

uniqueness
value
overall

A nicely blended bourbon that expertly showcases the best sides of its blended components.

15 Stars has hit the market hard and fast with their first two releases. The company’s 15 Stars Timeless Reserve Bourbon was an instant hit with us, and 15 Stars Private Stock Fine Aged Bourbon doesn’t stray far from it either. Cutting in some 7 year old stock (along with also cutting down its price), this blended bourbon is surprisingly every bit as effective as its older release.

What’s most notable is it nails the classic high aged bourbon flavor profile. Keeping the tannins and oak in check allows the bourbon’s rich vanilla, caramel, and fruit components to come forth. This release reminds me a lot of some of my favorite high aged bourbons, which are exceedingly rare nowadays. To top it off, it features a great mouthfeel and a very drinkable 107 proof that nicely puts forth its flavors over its proof. Given its newness in the market and high price point, many may be sleeping on 15 Stars in both its forms. As a fantastic alternative to impossible-to-obtain limited edition bourbons this fall, you can’t go wrong with either of the 15 Stars bourbons if you come across them.

The sample used for this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy its respective company. We thank them for allowing us to review it with no strings attached.
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Written By: Eric

November 8, 2022
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