Excerpt: In the times of $100+ limited edition bourbons, it can be quite difficult to get excited about a four-year-old bonded bourbon priced at around $23. However, Brown Forman played this one right by releasing a reasonably priced Early Times bourbon.
Excerpt: The taste is spicy with black pepper, chili powder, oak tannins, honey, vanilla, and a hint of chocolate fudge in the background. The long finish has lingering spices with touches of chocolate and caramel.
Excerpt: This does not have the artificial bubblegum and banana pudding that I find off-putting in many of their other whiskey brands. The only downside is limited distribution but if you are ever going through any of the listed states it is worth looking in few stores for this tasty and affordable gem of a bourbon.
Excerpt: Some cloves quickly find their way into the palate, and though there’s a bit of popcorn-heavy youth on the tongue, there’s also big brown butter, cinnamon, and lingering brown sugar notes — all the stuff of classic, if sugar-forward, bourbon — which meld quite nicely with that popcorn underpinning to create a surprisingly capable little whiskey.
Excerpt: This was a really enjoyable dram, but its unmistakably Brown-Forman distillate. The banana bread note is a dead giveaway. I would say I enjoy this on par with or just a hair more than OF Signature, though since there is more complexity and less banana bread shoved down your pie hole.
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This is a Brown-Forman product with a 79/11/10 mashbill. It is aged for 4 years and bottled under the Early Times label.
Cinnamon with a whole lot of fruity, funky, caramel-y sweetness. Banana bread, honey and toffee.
Medium, no heat. Pretty rich on flavor, banana bread and cocoa are big, backed up by cinnamon, caramel, butter cream and honey.
Medium length, faint heat. Banana bread, caramel, toffee and cocoa are prominent here also.
This was a really enjoyable dram, but its unmistakably Brown-Forman distillate. The banana bread note is a dead giveaway. I would say I enjoy this on par with or just a hair more than OF Signature, though since there is more complexity and less banana bread shoved down your pie hole.
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