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James Younger

James Younger
Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey

Category: Tennessee Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13.99
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James Younger
Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey

Category: Tennessee Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Amber color. Aromas of toasted cornbread, dried cranberry and plum, buttery pastry, and banana with a round, crisp, dry medium body and a polished, charming, medium-length cherry preserves, caramel, and gingersnap cookie finish. A smooth and easy-drinking Tennessee whiskey with lots of appeal.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: toasted cornbread, dried cranberry and plum, buttery pastry, and banana
Taste Flavor: cherry preserves, caramel, and gingersnap cookie
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Cocktail Cocktails: Old Fashioned, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smooth and easy-drinking Tennessee whiskey with lots of appeal.

The Producer

Dynasty Spirits

The Producer
10440 N. Central Expressway Ste 800
Dallas, TX 75231
USA
1 214-202-2690

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Tennessee Whiskey

Spirits Glass Glencairn Canadian Amber.jpg
Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
Tennessee Whisky must contain a minimum of 51% corn, be produced in Tennessee, be distilled at less than 80% ABV (160 proof), filtered through a bed of sugar maple charcoal, and be aged for a minimum of two years in new charred barrels.

The Taste: The taste descriptors for Tennessee whisky tend to parallel those of its Kentucky cousin. The distinction and the difference comes on the finish which is long, clean, and very, very smooth—a result of the final sugar maple charcoal filtration. Legally, Tennessee whiskeys could be sold as Bourbon; but the two Volunteer State distillers are proud enough of their “sipping whisky” to insist that the difference be known to all.

Tennessee whiskey is a first cousin of Bourbon, with virtually an identical history. The same sort of people used the same sort of grains and the same sort of production techniques to produce a style of whiskey that, remarkably, is noticeably different. The early whiskey distillers in Tennessee, for reasons that are lost in the mists of history, added a final step to their production process when they began filtering their whiskey through thick beds of sugar maple charcoal. This filtration removes some of the congeners (flavor elements) in the spirit and creates a smooth, mellow palate. The two remaining distillers in the state continue this tradition, which a distiller at the Jack Daniel’s Distillery once described as being "same church, different pew."

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