Breckenridge Distillery Colorado Bourbon (750ml)
WHACK! The spicy smack of the nose sends me to check the mashbill; sure enough, this is 38% rye. The nose fumes with youthful zest: cinnamon, bright mint, sun-warmed green grass. Pour some on the palate for more explosive entertainment; sweet cinnamon red-hots burst, corn pops, and the oak burns on into the rye-high finish. This is one excitable boy of a bourbon, and it’s got me humming along. Impressive. (Vol. 22, #2)
From a mashbill of 56% yellow corn, 38% green rye and 6% malted barley, comes Colorado's newest whiskey--the lightly spicy and gently rich Breckenridge Bourbon. Made from a batch of 2-3 year old barrels, this is a nice addition to the pantheon of Colorado offerings. How nice to have a whiskey made at the distillery advertised on the bottle! This should please fans of Stranahans or Bulleit. Winner of three Gold Medals at the International Wine and World Competition, 2011.