Tasting Notes

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Three Chord Bourbon

Country: USA


Type: Blended Bourbon

Bottler: Steel Bending Spirits

ABV: 40.5%

Score: 93 Points

Three Chord Bourbon. Photo ©2018, Mark Gillespie, CaskStrength Media.This Bourbon created by musician/producer Neil Giraldo, distiller/blender Ari Sussman, and their colleagues at Steel Bending Spirits takes sourced Bourbons and blends them together, then hits them with tonal vibrations designed to bring out desired flavors in the final whiskey. The nose has notes of caramel apples, honeycomb, soft spices, and hints of orange peel and oak. The taste is smooth, velvety, and sweet at first, followed by spicy notes of ground peppercorns and chili powder that build up nicely while not overpowering the sweeter notes underneath for an excellent balance and complexity. The finish is long and lingering with gentle spices, caramel, and honey sweetness. An excellent debut! (December, 2018)