After a month long poll on our site, we are very pleased to announce that Elijah Craig 12 Year has been chosen as our Bourbon of the Month for June 2013. This is a great bourbon which was recently reviewed on our site by Andy Seher, a Portland area bartender and whiskey enthusiast. Please visit our Bourbon of the Month page for the full review and history. http://bourbonandoak.com/bourbon-of-the-month/
Name: Jim Beam Red Stag Black Cherry
Bottled By: Beam Inc.
Age: 4 Years
Our Rating: 74%
Notes: Red Stag Black Cherry smells very sweet, slight cherry smell. The taste is very sweet, with a strong artificial cherry taste, and slight warmth. This bourbon is a bit thick and very reminiscent of cough syrup or medicine. The finish is short and with a strong artificial taste. This bourbon would definitely be a mixer and could be used in several different cocktails. We tried this straight, on the rocks, and in a cocktail and was best enjoyed in a cocktail.
Name: Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey
Bottled By: Jack Daniel’s Distillery
Age: 4 Years
Our Rating: 80%
Notes: On the nose Jack Daniel’s is very sweet with a strong honey and maple syrup scent. The taste is a perfect mix of classic Jack flavors with smooth delicious honey. The finish is sweet and with lots of honey and vanilla. There is an after taste with this one that neither good nor bad but it is noticeable. This whiskey is exceptionally smooth. We tried this one neat and on the rocks and preferred it on the rocks. While we are not a huge fan of flavored whiskeys be found Tennessee Honey to be quite enjoyable.
Name: Evan William’s Black Label
Bottled By: Heaven Hill
Age: 5-7 Years
Our Rating: 70%
Notes: Evan William’s Black Label has a very sweet scent to it. There is a slight wood and vanilla taste with this one but it is very faint. You can really taste the alcohol in this. The finish is short and easily forgotten. This is a value bourbon that is well under the $20 dollar mark. Evan William’s Black Label would be best enjoyed in a cocktail.
History: Evan William’s Black Label is bottled Bardstown, Kentucky by Heaven Hill Distillery. Evan William’s began distilling whiskey in Kentucky in 1783 after emigrating from Wales. As of June 2010 Evan Williams is the second largest selling Kentucky bourbon.