Still Austin The Musician Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Still Austin The Musician

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  • Distiller:

    Still Austin

  • Bottler:

    Still Austin

  • ABV:

    49.2%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: It’s over-and-above what I would ever expect from a distillery for their very first bourbon release, and I’m excited to see what they do next. Hands down, Still Austin Whiskey Co. is a distillery to put on your radar.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Still Austin's The Musician is a good entry into the annals of whiskey and demonstrates a richness that's plain unexpected on a whiskey with these stats.
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  • Raided Score: 83
  • Publication: Whisky Monster
  • Excerpt: Finally, I can say that, Still Austin did a decent work with this whiskey and The Musician is a well made whiskey at this age with a solid quality.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: WhiskeyCast
  • Excerpt: The taste is sweet at first with chocolate-covered cherries followed by a burst of black pepper and mesquite spices while honey, caramel, and vanilla provide complexity in the background. The finish has soft spices and a lingering touch of those same chocolate-covered cherries. Nice!
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: Don’t let its age fool you. While it is light and not very oak-driven, yet, this is not your run-of-the-mill craft abomination. This is a quality bourbon that’s only going to get better with time… and I look forward to it.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: Honestly, this whiskey impressed. Still Austin Whiskey's meticulous approach to production has started to pay off with this batch. A rounded mouthfeel, colorful nose and palate shows the professional approach undoubtedly given to blending and then bottling this expression.
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  • Intro:

    Distilled by Still Austin, this 2+ year bourbon comes to us as the hard work product of another Texas operation. At this point in the craft whiskey game, Texan distilled spirit invites a lot of scrutiny due to the complexities that come with climate management in that part of the United States, so these are always interesting. Let's dive in.

  • Nose:

    Barrel char, burnt wood, molasses, brown sugar and some bright pepper. No sign of youth here, which is impressed, and unexpected.

  • Taste:

    Sweet cream, a bit of vanilla, some toffee and caramel. Charred wood, pepper and a rich mouth feel bring this along nicely. It's more complex than perhaps any 2-ish year old whiskey I've encountered, which makes me wonder if some more mature distillate is in there as well for a strong initial showing. Either way, it's pretty rich overall.

  • Finish:

    Medium finish. A bit of cereal, hint of must, wafer cookie, pepper and oak. Faint honey note. Satisfying.

  • Overall:

    Overall, this is darn impressive. The finish will no doubt improve a bit with further maturation, but this is another craft operation that's doing things right. Still Austin's The Musician is a good entry into the annals of whiskey and demonstrates a richness that's plain unexpected on a whiskey with these stats.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
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