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Fistful of Bourbon

  • Distiller:


  • Bottler:

    William Grant and Sons

  • ABV:


  • Age:

    2 Years

  • Price:
  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: This isn’t going to go down as a hidden gem like the Weller brand used to be, or other hidden gems that only those in the know, know about. Instead, it's a budget bourbon that offers more than it has any right to, in a time when good inexpensive bourbons have become a relic of the past.
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  • Raided Score: 84
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: The palate offers peanuts and spices, however young spirit juts out, with green stick and slightly antiseptic flavors out of synch with the ample toasted oak.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The taste is thick and spicy with black pepper and cinnamon complemented by honey, vanilla, a touch of caramel, and ginger root. The finish is long and spicy with an underlying sweetness.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: I think experienced drinkers might find this to be a tad on the boring and unchallenging side with the soft sweet profile, but welcoming and useful for those starting out or who like a soft sweet style.
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  • Raided Score: 79
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Fiery cinnamon stays at the forefront through the medium length finish, with more vanilla and mint
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: Ultimately it’s less a fistful, more like a few tablespoons.
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  • Raided Score: 80
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Fistful of Bourbon is a $23 bourbon that, while not critically flawed, is something you should leave on the shelf until it has a bit more age.
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  • Intro:

    Today we have the pleasure of trying out Fistful of Bourbon - a bottle seen in the paws of bloggers and influences the internet across. This is a 2 year blend of straight bourbons by William Grant and Sons, and I snagged a bottle for about $23. Let's see how it is.

  • Nose:

    Young but inoffensive on the nose. Not a ton going on, but the youth is unmistakeable. Corn flakes, honey, light almost, some wet grass. No must or offensive maltiness, though.

  • Taste:

    Thin on the palate. No heat. Sweet, musty and fairly unremarkable. Some almond, some honey, faint bit of peach.

  • Finish:

    Short finish, but it's hot and loaded with musty youth.

  • Overall:

    Not a fan of this, though it's priced fine for what it is. The quality here is lacking, though, and I bet even just two more years of maturation would turn this into something worth looking forward to drinking.

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  • By t8ke
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