Full Review

Boondocks

Boondocks
Cask Strength American Whiskey

Category: American Blended Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 63.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$59.99

Boondocks
Cask Strength American Whiskey

Category: American Blended Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 63.5%
Light gold color. Aromas and flavors of pepper, mocha, cedar incense, and fresh newspaper with a supple, crisp, petillant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, delightful, long finish that exhibits impressions of toffee, creme brulee, dried fruits, and white pepper and ink finish. A brawny cask-strength whisky with a warm, creamy underbelly.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy, Spirity & Rich
Aroma Aroma: pepper, mocha, cedar incense, and fresh newspaper
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of toffee, creme brulee, dried fruits, and white pepper and ink
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Bobby Burns, Whiskey and Soda, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A brawny cask-strength whisky with a warm, creamy underbelly.

The Producer or Importer

Royal Wine Corp.

The Producer or  Importer
Herzog Wine Cellars, 3201 Camino Del Sol
Oxnard, CA 93030
USA
1 718-384-2400

Their Portfolio

American Blended Whiskey

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Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
Blended American Whiskey is required to contain at least 20% straight whiskey; with the balance being unaged neutral spirit or, in a few cases, high-proof light whiskey. It has a general whiskey flavor profile (most closely resembling Bourbon), but lacks any defining taste characteristic.

Blended whiskies date from the early 19th century when the invention of the column still made possible the production of neutral spirits. Distillers would blend one or more straight whiskies (Bourbon and Rye) with these neutral spirits in varying proportions to create their own branded blend. The taste and quality of these whiskies, then as now, varies according to the ratio of straight whiskey to neutral grain spirit. Early blends were frequently flavored with everything from sherry to plug tobacco. Compared to straight whiskies they were relatively inexpensive and bland in character. Modern blends utilize dozens of different straight whiskies to insure a consistent flavor profile. Blended American whiskies had a great sales boost during and just after World War II when distillers promoted them as a way of stretching their limited supply of straight whiskey. This sales spike did not last, however. Blended whiskies were considered to be too bland by Bourbon and Rye drinkers, and consumers with a taste for lighter spirits soon migrated to Vodka and Gin. Blended whiskies have been leading the pack in declining sales over the past few decades.