Classification: Straight Bourbon
Company: Reboot Beverages LLC
Distillery: Sourced from an undisclosed Washington D.C. distillery(ies)
Release Date: Ongoing
Proof: 107 (Cask Strength)
Age: 5 Years, 4 Months
Mashbill: Undisclosed blend of three bourbon mashbills:
Color: Light Gold
MSRP: $75 (2023)
Caramel | Nougat | Fresh bread | Light green apple | Touch of mango
Caramel | Toast | Hay | Butter | Mild rye spice | Leather
Tea | Almond | Chocolate | Light charred oak | Mild heat | Lingering oak & caramel aftertaste
Reviving a long forgotten and probably insignificant brand is a fun story that's backed by a light and approachable four grain bourbon.
Friends John Loughner and Troy Hughes, like many people during the height of the COVID lockdown, often found themselves sitting around a bonfire for a moment of reprieve. Prior to this, the guys found the remains of a Mt. Pleasant Whiskey bottle on the roof of an old DC row house. Looking at the 100 year old bottle during one particular bonfire night, the friends got the idea of refilling their orphaned bottle by bringing back this long forgotten brand.
Reboot Beverages was soon born, and with it, Mt. Pleasant Club Whiskey was back. Distilled in DC, this four grain straight bourbon wears its mashbill on its sleeve. It features the typical dynamic exchange of sweet and spicy flavors that many four grain bourbons exhibit. It’s an overall light and easy sipper, which isn’t a surprise given its proof, but note this bourbon is also cask strength at 107 proof. While lower proof cask strength bourbon can result in a concentration of flavors, that isn’t the case here. Flavors are generally mild and approachable. The whiskey features a respectable age statement, yet I expected a bit more complexity from the bourbon because of it. It's still a little on the green side, delivering a thin mouthfeel and an overall lightness of its flavors. Yet, every whiskey has a purpose, and I can imagine this bourbon working well on a hot summer day due to its light sweet flavors. The revival of Mt. Pleasant Club Whiskey is a fun one. Not because it was a historically meaningful brand, but because it's long since been forgotten, and it still retains a degree of mysticism about it. I hope Mt. Pleasant Club Whiskey can become successful enough so they are able to replicate the original glass bottle design for that additional degree of resonance.