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Kentucky Gentleman

CAPSULE REVIEW

Classification: Bourbon with Natural Flavors

Company: Sazerac Company, Inc

Distillery: Barton 1792 Distillery

Release Date: Ongoing

Proof: 80

Age: NAS

Mashbill: Blend of 51% Bourbon (undisclosed mashbill) and 49% Grain Neutral Spirits

Color: Light Yellow Gold

MSRP: $9 (2022)

NOSE

Light vanilla wafer | Banana | Light oak | Artificial in composition

palate

Wet oak | Light vanilla  | Artificial spice | Light & watery

finish

Light vanilla | Light oak | Bigger than expected spice | Lingering artificial taste

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Despite an attractive low price, concessions were made in the creation of this bourbon.

Kentucky Gentleman is a classic staple of the bottom shelf in liquor stores, along with well slots and college bars alike. While it used to be a straight bourbon in the mix, a company representative stated that Kentucky Gentleman Bourbon “does not meet the requirements to be labeled Straight.” This whiskey is now a combination of 51% bourbon mixed with 49% grain neutral spirits. If you’re expecting Kentucky Gentleman to bring with it a flavor profile comparable to your favorite bourbon, you’re in for a surprise. The sip itself is light in nature and more poignantly, artificial in nature. Exactly how it sounds, it tastes like watered down bourbon with something else added to it. This isn’t a sipping whiskey, instead it’s one that you drink or mix due to its price point. It doesn’t offer a totally offensive sip, but what it does provide is certainly beyond lacking. The good news is that for less than the price of a cocktail at a bar, you can try a bottle to try and not feel guilty if you dislike it and shove it to the back of your liquor cabinet.

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: Jordan

July 12, 2022
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