Comes in plastic bottle, so it bounces rather than breaks when you drop it in the alley.
Notes: Not a lot of information on this brand. Established in 1849 and now owned by Heaven Hill it is usually described as a value brand (read: comes in plastic bottle, so it bounces rather than breaks when you drop it in the alley)
Appearance: Yellow straw color – a younger whisky than some we have tried recently (older whisky has more of a red shift in the color). Thin edge line on the glass when you swirl it, smooth layer of whisky on swirling, some legs.
First Impression: Light bouquet, thin body, smoke, mint, slightly herbal, dry rye grain, leather notes in both the taste and smell.
Taste: Corn, oak and slight sweetness to it. Some oak, mint and fruit notes. Short finish. While not bad very light in some ways and not terribly complex.
Drinks: Tends to disappear quickly in mixing.
Final Thoughts: While not bad per se, it is very light in body and complexity. A solid value for a cheap bourbon, much better than a number of other ones in its price point but not something to get excited about.
Bottle: Plain looking, old style yellow paper label with an image of a 19th-century pot still on it.