Green apples | Light smoke | Vanilla | Very light overall
Light apples | Marzipan | Caramel | Light smoke | Very light and thin but agreeable and pleasant
Earthy flavor creeps in | Dash of light black pepper spice | Crisp and light | Hint of spice lingers
Behind Brother's Bond Bourbon is two American actors - Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder. Probably most well known for their collaborative roles in the CW’s The Vampire Diaries, Wesley and Somerhalder’s friendship eventually lead them to create Brother’s Bond Distilling Co.
Brother’s Bond Bourbon is an easy drinker. It’s pleasant from start to finish with some nice flavors in the mix - this includes smoke, caramel, and marzipan specifically. A four grain mashbill makes it interesting on paper (though little additional detail is offered), and its $35 price tag makes it accessible. Unfortunately, its characteristic lightness of intensity from start to finish doesn’t allow the flavors to come through enough to entice me to go back for more, or offer enough structure to hold up in a cocktail. As a result, this bourbon will probably be best suited for those who are interested in sipping bourbon neat, but become overwhelmed as the proof and intensity start to rise.