John B. Stetson Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Nope—this is a new brand of Bourbon being sold by Vision Wine & Spirits, LLC of Secaucus, New Jersey. It is being produced under contract by a Kentucky distillery—-hence, the label reads “Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey,” not “New Jersey Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
John B. Stetson weighs in at 84 proof and can be found for $27 or so in retail shops. It is made from a mashbill of corn, barley, rye, and wheat, and is aged four years.
Stetson is a good, Bourbon, and a gentle one. It has a slightly light body, and mild vanilla, pear, and char notes. It is best sipped neat or with just a little water or a single ice cube. (Rating ****)
If we had one suggestion, it would be this–consider bringing out a pricier bottling of this same whiskey at 90 or 94 proof. The extra proof would appeal to tipplers who prefer big whiskeys.