Brough Brothers Bourbon Review

Brough Brothers has an interesting back story. Three brothers opened a distillery not far from where they grew up in a poor area of Louisville, KY --- one of the poorest in the state actually. They did so not only to begin their distillery operation but to bring some economic opportunities to the area. Along the way, Brough Brothers became the first and only Black-owned distillery in the state of Kentucky. This a sourced product though Brough Brothers hope to have its own distillate soon.

Brough Brothers Bourbon Whiskey
Brough Brothers Distillery
82 Proof
MSRP: $28
Review

Please enjoy our Brough Brothers Bourbon review by Ray Marcano

Brough Brothers Bourbon Whiskey

There are plenty of bourbons trying to break into the high-end market, so it’s refreshing to see a distillery producing a more mid-priced option.

History

Brough Brothers Distillery has an interesting back story. Three brothers opened a distillery not far from where they grew up in a poor area of Louisville, KY — one of the poorest in the state actually. They did so not only to begin their distillery operation but to bring some economic opportunities to the area. Along the way, Brough Brothers became the first and only Black-owned distillery in the state of Kentucky. This a sourced product though Brough Brothers hope to have its own distillate soon.

Brough Brothers Bourbon Review
Brough Brothers Bourbon Review
Mash Bill

Brough Brothers bourbon has a mash bill of 75% corn, 21% rye and 4% malt.

Tasting Notes – Brough Brothers Bourbon

Let’s taste it:
🛌 Rested for 15 minutes in a Glencairn
👉Nose: Menthol, alcohol, light citrus
👉Taste: Orange, apple, cloves, allspice, brown sugar
👉Finish: Medium, apple, brown sugar, a little grassy

Brough Brothers Bourbon Back Label
Brough Brothers Bourbon Back Label
Summary

Brough Brothers bourbon is a light bourbon on par with the Corner Creek small batch and that might throw some people for a loop. Forget the color; this packs a punch. There’s a lot going on in this pour. Yes, it starts out with strong alcohol but that quickly calms down and turns into a pleasant sipping bourbon that wouldn’t be out of place in a cocktail.

Have you tried Brough Brothers Bourbon? What do you think?

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Ray Marcano
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