Bite and Booze by Jay D. Ducote

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ancient Age: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by The Cove

Ancient Age Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Ancient Age
Last week, Whisk(e)y Wednesday advised you on where not to spend your hard-earned bourbon money.  This week, I present one of the best bourbons for the money out there.  Ancient Age is unassuming.  It typically comes in a plastic bottle and is dirt cheap. Yet, somehow, they make it taste pretty good.  Does it compare to an actual GOOD bourbon... well, no.  But if you need a whiskey to mix with coke or something, I challenge you to find a better bargain bourbon!  The nose is spicy with hints of cinnamon and candy corn.  Big Red chewing gum came to mind.  The taste had notes of oak smoked corn on the cob, cayenne, corn syrup.  Sweet and easy to drink with a burn on the finish.  No complexities lingered that were good or bad, just a simple note of an imminently drinkable bourbon, especially for the price.
Ancient Age: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by The Cove

Ancient Age

66.5 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 15 is absolute horse piss and anything above 85 is rather extraordinary.

1 comment:

  1. Been drinking this for years. Agree with everything you said about it. It should be a staple in everyone's liquor cabinet.


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