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Pocket Shot Whiskey

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Pocket Shot Whiskey

Whoever had the idea of selling 4 year aged bourbon in a 50 ml plastic pouch may not be getting a place in Bourbon Hall of Fame anytime soon, but I like their ingenuity and a small part of me really wanted it to be good so I could pull it out as my “whisky party piece” and shock people. The nose; my original notes say “not much” but with time I got some sawdust and corn with perhaps a hint of rye. The taste is quite thin on the palate, sweet at first but oak bitterness quickly develops. Never quite “hot” at just 40% ABV but a long way from smooth as well. Needs ice or water or A N Other to reduce harsh oak.   With time (and I did take my time drinking this) it opens up a little and softens. The finish has more of the rye from the nose and even a little mint. Like a hard workout at the gym, the pleasure is all in the finishing with this one. Not the worst thing I ever tasted (I seem to remember some knock-off Highland Park in Nigeria being particularly terrible) but not one for the collection either.

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  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Type: Bourbon
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No
  • In '101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die': Nope

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