Country Smooth Bourbon Review

From the label: "Proudly made in the USA and inspired by the American lifestyle, Country Smooth was developed by the first female founder and CEO of an American whiskey company as a refined experience to be savored on its own or enjoyed in cocktails. CS is dedicated to celebrating the spirit of America and the crafting of premium American whiskey."
Country Smooth
American
Small Batch Straight Bourbon Whiskey
86 proof
Distilled in IN, Bottled in TN
Aged at least 2 years
Review

Please enjoy our Country Smooth Bourbon Review!

From the label: “Proudly made in the USA and inspired by the American lifestyle, Country Smooth was developed by the first female founder and CEO of an American whiskey company as a refined experience to be savored on its own or enjoyed in cocktails. CS is dedicated to celebrating the spirit of America and the crafting of premium American whiskey.”

Tasting Notes

Let’s taste it:

🛌 Rested for 15 minutes in a Glencairn

👉Nose: Green apple, baking spices, bubblegum with simple syrup sweetness and a hint of cedar; light alcohol
👉Taste: Honey, caramel & apple juice, with a touch of white pepper and baking spices; fairly full mouthfeel for its proof
👉Finish: White pepper spiciness increases quickly, honey sweetness lingers; light tobacco appears towards the end; short – medium finish with little alcohol burn

A pleasant surprise

This bourbon surprised me. I have had many younger MGP bourbons (I am assuming this is from MGP), and none of them have tasted like this. When I put my nose to the glass, the first thing I thought of was Ancient Ancient Age. This has a surprisingly full mouthfeel and is fairly sweet from start to finish. The white pepper that rapidly comes to the forefront in the finish was unexpected, but it does a nice job balancing out the sweetness. There is not a ton of complexity, but that would be unexpected at 86 proof and 2 years age. If you are looking for a nice bourbon for a hot summer day, or for your friends who like their whiskey at a lower proof, then I think you would be pleased with this bourbon and its less than $30 price tag.

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Transparency

For full transparency, this bottle was provided to me at no cost, but that in no way influences my review. In fact, I was a little worried what I would say before I tried it, because I am one of those people who generally reaches for a 110+ proof pour and often finds lower proof bourbons lacking. Fortunately, my worries were for naught. This is definitely something that I would pour when I’m wanting a bourbon of a bit lower proof. Have you had Country Smooth Bourbon? What did you think? Cheers!🥃

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