John B. Stetson Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

By | February 10, 2012

A new Bourbon has hit the market—John B. Stetson.  Does this mean that a new distillery has opened—the Stetson Distillery or somesuch?

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.

For further information, surf to http://www.StetsonBourbon.com. And if you would like to order a bottle online, contact our retailer.

 

 

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