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Red White & Blue
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Aged at least 4 years
Please enjoy our Jeptha Creed Red White & Blue Bourbon Review!
Bloody Butcher Corn – The Foundation of Jeptha Creed Bourbons
Bloody Butcher Corn is the base grain for all of Jeptha Creed’s bourbons. It usually occupies the majority of the mash bill. So it is a bit of a change of pace to have it share equal billing with 2 other heirloom corns. However, that’s exactly what happens in the latest release from Jeptha Creed, their Red White & Blue Bourbon. This bourbon is a unique mix of 3 heirloom corns, with equal proportions of each.
Mash Bill – Jeptha Creed Red White & Blue Bourbon
- 25% Bloody Butcher Heirloom Corn
- 25% Heirloom White Corn
- 25% Bruce’s Blue Heirloom Corn
- 20% Malted Rye
- 5% Malted Barley
According to Jeptha Creed’s press release, this bourbon was developed to show appreciation for current and past members of our military. Therefore, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Veteran’s Club Inc of Kentucky.
Let’s taste it:
🛌 Rested for 15 minutes in a Glencairn
👉Nose: Pear, apple, dark cherry, plum, sweet and burnt caramel, brown sugar; light leather, oak & lemon citrus; subtle earthy graininess; relatively mild alcohol
👉Taste: Caramel & brown sugar; dry oak, char and a hint of leather develop later
👉Finish: Spice builds and caramel, mild sweetness and light leather linger with dry oak and mild char; earthiness & grassiness are there, too; Fairly long finish with a moderate burn
The nose of the Red White & Blue Bourbon is an interesting combination of numerous flavors ranging from fruit to caramel to leather, oak, earthy graininess and brown sugar. It is difficult to find a dominant one, but with time, each flavor can be teased out. Leather becomes more noticeable with each successive sip. The taste has the expected caramel and brown sugar, but yet a bit more. The flavors carry through into the finish which continues with moderate spice and dry oakiness, leather and char. There’s a background earthy grassiness, too.
Red White & Blue Bourbon has unique complex flavors, similar to the other Jeptha Creed bourbons that I have reviewed (Four Grain Bourbon and High Rye Bourbon). Since I believe a lot of the complexity of those bourbons come from the Bloody Butcher Corn, that gets compounded in this bourbon with the addition of two other heirloom corns, each adding their unique flavors. In addition, there is the contribution from the malted rye. Like their other bourbons, Red White & Blue Bourbon is another one for those looking for something a bit different, but it takes it to an even higher level than the Four Grain and the High Rye Bottled in Bond Bourbon. If these flavors appeal to you, then definitely give Jeptha Creed Red White & Blue Bourbon a try!
I hope you have enjoyed our Jeptha Creed Red White & Blue Bourbon Review!
Thank you to Jeptha Creed for graciously providing this bottle for our review. Be sure to check out our reviews on Jeptha Creed’s other bourbons: Jeptha Creed Bottled In Bond Rye Bourbon Review and our Jeptha Creed Four Grain Bourbon Review!
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