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Driftless Glen Bourbon

  • Distiller:

    Driftless Glen

  • Bottler:

    Driftless Glen

  • ABV:

    48%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Chocolate, more pomegranate, chili powder, and silky oak round out this lush bourbon, which shows impressive maturity for its 2 years.
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  • Raided Score: 76
  • Publication: Whiskey Consensus
  • Excerpt: I found Driftless Glen to be a very enjoyable bourbon that has several unique and interesting qualities. I would definitely get it if I am looking for a nice, easy sipper with flavors that are not usually found in bourbon, or if I am looking to expand my palate.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Overall, this is one of the more overlooked bourbon whiskeys on the shelf, likely due to the Wisconsin heritage. Despite the release from a newer distiller, it drinks like a mature whiskey with no shortage of great character.
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  • Intro:

    Distilled by Driftless Glen in Baraboo, Wisconsin; this is their take on a bourbon whiskey. Distilled and matured entirely on their campus, they pull water from natural aquifer and distill using local grain. It's aged in standard barrels and bottled at 48% ABV. Let's dive in.

  • Nose:

    Sweet bread, honey, toffee and a touch of pepper. It's middle of the road in terms of the tug of war between sweet and spicy. No sign of youth, it's a quick hitter on the nose that delivers sweet dessert notes, a bit of oak, and some baking spice to balance.

  • Taste:

    On the palate, it's got a moderate viscosity, likely the result of the final ABV. 48% is a nice spot for a bourbon, brings in plenty of character without an overwhelming heat or alcohol component. Brown butter, toffee, a big hit of honey and peppercorns are present on the palate, with a nice oakiness in the background.

  • Finish:

    The finish is where this bourbon shines, with it closing out dry, and clean. Sweet toffee, a touch of blackberry, some pepper and then the tannin lets this finish cleanly.

  • Overall:

    Overall, this is one of the more overlooked bourbon whiskeys on the shelf, likely due to the Wisconsin heritage. Despite the release from a newer distiller, it drinks like a mature whiskey with no shortage of great character.

  • Score:

    6

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