As we approach the Thanksgiving/ Christmas/ New Year season here’s a look at Balladeer’s Blog’s Big Three favorites when it comes to bourbon.
IRON SMOKE BOURBON – Hunker down with some Iron Smoke Bourbon to help you and yours celebrate.
The people at Iron Smoke amusingly call their cask strength bourbon “Casket Strength.” It’s ONE-HUNDRED TWENTY PROOF, making it the most potent potable on this list.
Remember, to be one of my favorite whiskeys it’s got to have incomparable taste PLUS be strong enough to let you blow flies out of the air right after you take a drink.
DEVILS RIVER BOURBON – Here’s one of the brands of whiskey that I like to drink either straight or in mixed drinks: Devils River (1840).
This Texas Bourbon is created with water drawn from Devils River (Devils is plural, so no apostrophe) and is 75% corn, 21% rye and 4% malted barley.
As usual I prefer Barrel Strength – I’m looking at a 117 Proof bottle as I type – but naturally you’re free to make your own selections.
HORSE SOLDIER BOURBON – The distillers of this whiskey are U.S. veterans.
Horse Soldier Signature Barrel Strength has flavors of caramel, honey, butterscotch, woodiness, cashew and spiced raisin with just a hint of toffee. It carries with it aromas of honey, apples, citrus, toffee and leather.
Naturally, if Barrel Strength is too much for you, they have other proof levels.