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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Burnside Bourbon 4 Yr: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Calandro's Supermarket

Burnside Bourbon 4 Year
Burnside Bourbon 4 Year 
Last week we drank the Burnside Double Barrel Bourbon out of Portland, Oregon. This week we have another product from Burnside, the four year bourbon. This is actually the same whiskey as the Double Barrel but without the extra 60 days in a new Oregon oak barrel. The Burnside 4 Year puts off a lovely aroma of charred oak, honey, and a pleasant sweetness that is almost like an Irish whiskey. On the tongue the honey flavors remain. The whiskey seems significantly more mellow than the Double Barrel, which is odd since it has less barrel time, but perhaps it is really the different flavors that the second barrel added to the Double Barrel that throw it off a tad. Cinnamon and vanilla come forward as 48% ABV whiskey washes down. There is some pepper on the back of the tongue that lingers in the throat in a good way. The bourbon is slightly complex with a couple different notes coming and going. The extra proof would make it great for cocktails. I think I'll be making an Old Fashioned with mine soon.

Burnside Bourbon 4 Year 

Average Score 53.0


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, Irish, and other whisk(e)ys as well as wine and craft beer. This WW feature was scored by Jay DucoteEric Ducote, and Jeremy Spikes. Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own proprietary 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 (though not undrinkable) while anything below 20 is absolute horse piss and anything above 80 is rather extraordinary and anything above 90 is world class.