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Three Chord Twelve Bar Reserve Barrel Proof

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Classification: Bourbon

Company: Steel Blending Spirits

Distillery: Sourced (From undisclosed distilleries in Kentucky and Tennessee)

Release Date: Ongoing

Proof: 107

Age: 12 Years

Mashbill: 84% Corn, 8% Rye, 8% Malted Barley

Color: Medium Copper

MSRP: $75 (2020)

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NOSE

Leather | Vanilla custard | Summer fruits | Citrus | Cinnamon spice | Interesting & inviting with minor flaws

palate

Werther's Original | Butterscotch | Toffee | Maple sugar candy | Clove | Aged oak | Layered flavors with a medium-bodied mouthfeel

finish

Brown sugar | Caramel chews | Tobacco | Leather | Black pepper | Sweet to spice then back to sweet again, lingering

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Inspired by music, Three Chord founder Neil Giraldo's songwriting background is applied to their "Perfectly Tuned Taste" blending process, known as pyrolysis - heating the oak to release specific flavor and aroma compounds within the whiskey. Notwithstanding the concerns of purists, the end result revealed in Three Bar Reserve is a delicious one. While the backbone of its Tennessee source is evident, this is surprisingly more complex than expected.

This sample was provided at no cost and no strings attached.

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

May 28, 2020
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