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REVIEW: COPPER FIDDLE DISTILLERY BOURBON

26 May
REVIEW: COPPER FIDDLE DISTILLERY BOURBON

DISCLAIMER: The Sample for this review was provided by the manufacturer. All ideas and opinions in this post are entirely my own. I do not accept any money for these reviews.

Color: Light Toffee

Nose: Strong Vanilla, Caramel Corn,  Fresh Buttered Popcorn, Spice, and Oak

Taste: Vanilla, Corn, Apple, Caramel, Spice, and Oak

Finish: Long smooth finish with spice, vanilla and hints of oak

Score:
Rick- 8.0/10.0
Sam- 9.0/10.0
Overall- 8.5/10.0

Special thanks to Nancy at Copper Fiddle for getting this to me. Jose Hernandez and Fred Robinson, an architect and a PGA professional, started this distillery in 2012 using a 13 gallon stainless steel still. After many attempts, Jose created a bourbon whiskey and two gin recipes that had their friends and family singing his praises.The Name, Copper Fiddle Distillery comes from the handmade copper pot they use to distill all their spirits. The “Fiddle” is from a family heirloom violin made in 1906. Their spirits, just like the violin get better with age. All of their spirits are handmade; grain to bottle, at their facility in Lake Zurich, IL.

This was really a nice adventure. The way this begins and the way it ends are so vastly different. I was almost put off by the way this started. I will say that at first sip you want to write it off as a nice try and move on, but this is where the story begins.

At first the nose on this is quite heavy on the vanilla with a little oak in the background and a large hit of alcohol. Pretty typical of a young bourbon. The trick with this particular bourbon is letting it sit. This needs the chance to open up. We took our first sip and continued our discussion. It was when I went to drain my glass that I realized the heavy vanilla was gone. It was replaced by what I can only describe as Fresh buttered popcorn. Rick says Caramel corn. Agree to disagree. Bottom line, it was outstanding. A very new experience for us.

The first sip was again a little off, almost tart before mellowing into vanilla with a nice bite. Yet again, letting it sit does wonders for the taste. It opens it up and really brings around all the flavors you would expect from a good bourbon. The fact that it needs to open for a few minutes does not deter from it at all. In fact it is our opinion that the adventure from a 3 at best to a solid 8.5 is one that is quite fun to take.

The finish on this is long and smooth no matter how soon you partake. I was expecting the finish to change too, but it never did.

If you see a bottle please pick it up. It’s a fun experience. I wouldn’t mind having a bottle to keep on the shelf for myself. Definitely a keeper. I think that a bourbon this good at this young is really going to be better with more age.

I welcome your thoughts and opinions. Review suggestions are welcome.

Until Next Time,

Slàinte Mhath!

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Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Bourbon, Reviews, whiskey

 

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