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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Charter 101: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by The Cove

Charter 101 Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Charter 101
101 proof is a little high for any whiskey, and it should be a warning sign of potency.  Some bourbons can pull it off, but Charter 101 unfortunately can't.  The high octane whiskey has a nose of pixiestix and boozy corn liquor.  The taste is relatively bad as if cough syrup had a corn flavor.  Bourbon must be at least 51% corn, but Charter 101 didn't get the memo that it isn't supposed to taste like high fructose corn syrup mixed with oak chips and grain alcohol.  Raise a Glass word to the wise: spend your money elsewhere.

Charter 101

41.0 Average Score


Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze presented by The Cove. Check out The Cove in Baton Rouge, LA to browse their selection of over 200 whiskeys (including bourbons) and 325+ Scotch whiskys. Whisk(e)y Wednesday is created and rated by the hosts of Raise a Glass. Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own propriatary scoring system. Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale. Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing. A 50 should be considered a very mediocre whisk(e)y while anything below 10 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.

Charter 101: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by The Cove