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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Breckenridge Bourbon: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Calandro's Supermarket

Breckenridge Bourbon Whiskey
Whisk(e)y Wednesday gets back to bourbon with Breckenridge Bourbon Whiskey out of Colorado.  Yet another bourbon that dispels the foolish myth that all bourbon comes from Kentucky, the Breckenridge Bourbon is a tasty offering of a corn-based spirit aged in freshly charred American white oak barrels.  Sweet like candy and snowballs on the nose, the whiskey wafts hints of butterscotch aroma that screams "banquet bourbon."  Upon tasting, our Raise a Glass crew wrote adjectives such as "smurf litter" (Jeremy), "jacuzzi" (James), "mellow, sweet, and inoffensive" (Eric), and "Rocky Mountain High... Corn" (me).  The whiskey was warm on the finish with lingering flavors that were mellow with slight complexity.  Overall we were all satisfied with the bourbon but not excited about it.

Breckenridge Bourbon

68.5 Average Score

Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze sponsored by Calandro's Supermarket. Calandro's has one of Baton Rouge's best selections of bourbon, Scotch, and other whisk(e)ys as well as wine and craft beer. WW 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 20 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.