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Stillhouse Black Bourbon

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  • Intro:

    Unlike Stillhouse's original offering - an unaged moonshine whiskey, this bottling, er, canning, is aged briefly and then rested on coffee beans. The bottle bears a litany of labeling violations - for instance, Bourbon can't be flavored in any way, and the can doesn't bear a designation of finished whiskey. Is this America's Finest? Let's dig in.

  • Nose:

    Young, full of ethanol. Extremely spirit forward, with notes of roasted coffee, cocoa, confectioners sugar and young, malty, fresh grass.

  • Taste:

    Thin on the palate but notably hot despite the low proof. This drinks fiery and sweet, malty and cloyingly young and grassy, with touches of bitter coffee here and there.

  • Finish:

    Short finish - thankfully - and packed with youth, stale coffee notes and lactic, youthful funk.

  • Overall:

    The concept is exceedingly cool, but the execution is nothing short of a flop. Young, malty, the coffee used is clearly not best in class, and it shows. The only saving grace is a short finish, which ends the unpleasant experience you're forced to endure with each sip.

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  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
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