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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Rock Town Arkansas Young Bourbon: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by The Cove

Rock Town Arkansas Young Bourbon
With a slightly metallic and grainy nose, the Rock Town Distillery's Arkansas Young Bourbon Whiskey did not get off to an impressive start with our Raise a Glass judges.  It tasted of corn, and lots of it, with little refinement.  The whiskey had immature characteristics and Jeremy was led to write down tasting notes such as Wheat Thins, charcoal, and vegan poop.  I likened it to deer corn memories from my South Texas hunting days.  Leaving burning, lingering sensation on the tongue, it became clear that this whiskey is not ready for the big time.  Perhaps with more aging or better cuts with the distilling, it could get somewhere.  But as-is, Rock Town needs some work.

Rock Town Arkansas Young Bourbon

49.5 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.