Traverse City Whiskey Company Straight Bourbon Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Traverse City Whiskey Company Straight Bourbon

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  • Distiller:

    Traverse City Whiskey Company

  • Bottler:

    Traverse City Whiskey Company

  • ABV:

    43%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
Synopsis:

Fruity, fragrant and mature for the bottling age, Traverse City Whiskey Company has plenty going on, and little of it routine. Enjoyable, complex and approachable, this bottling works well for all manner of occasion.

  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: I appreciate the complexity of the nose and palate, and the finish ends in a satisfying manner as well. That fruity nose is very enjoyable - like strawberries and cream.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: It’s…fine. Pretty good, I’d say? My trusty tasting partner said it had the quality and drinkability of a Bulleit or other upper echelon ecomony whiskey, and I’d have to agree.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: Altogether, this is a surprisingly well put-together whiskey that really showcases the raw promise of this distillery.
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  • Synopsis:

    Fruity, fragrant and mature for the bottling age, Traverse City Whiskey Company has plenty going on, and little of it routine. Enjoyable, complex and approachable, this bottling works well for all manner of occasion.

  • Intro:

    Distilled in Traverse City by the Traverse City Whiskey Company with some MGP blended in, this straight bourbon is aged for at least 3 years and follows a fairly standard mashbill. This is the first taste of TCWC's bourbon I've had, despite near yearly excursions to TC, Michigan in the past, so I'm looking forward to it. Batch 017, let's give it a go.

  • Nose:

    Floral, sweet, and enticingly fruity. Melon, honey, vanilla bean, jasmine and some lavender. Really complex, which surprises me, but it's welcome all the same. Rich creme brulee is very noteworthy as I smell.

  • Taste:

    Thin on the palate, but there is lots of flavor here. Slivered almond, some peach, melon and a hint of strawberry. Oak, a bit of caramel and a hint of pepper all join in as well. Lush, lots of sweet, fruity, enticing notes. Yum.

  • Finish:

    Medium finish. A hint of ethanol, but there's some age here that sits nicely. Honey, praline and berry are prominent as it moves on.

  • Overall:

    Surprisingly nice for a younger craft product though I expect the MGP is pulling some weight here. I appreciate the complexity of the nose and palate, and the finish ends in a satisfying manner as well. That fruity nose is very enjoyable - like strawberries and cream.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
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