Ten Day Bourbon Review

Ten Day Bourbon is a 6-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon inspired by the Prohibition-era practice of prescribing whiskey every 10 days. The nose is fairly sweet with a variety of fruits, and the finish is fairly spicy. Learn all about it in our Ten Day Bourbon review!
Ten Day Bourbon
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Small Batch
Batch #1
6 Years
100 Proof
MSRP: $79.95
Review

Please enjoy our Ten Day Bourbon review!

A Unique Whiskey with a Prohibition-Era Twist

Ten Day Bourbon takes its name from the Prohibition era, when a “patient” could get a prescription for whiskey every ten days. As the brand was founded by 3 Kentucky doctors, the name seems uniquely appropriate.

A Glimpse into Prohibition’s “Prescription” System

Fortunately, a prescription for whiskey is no longer needed, although it was a pretty good business back in the day. “Patients” would pay for their prescription and then pay again to get it filled. And, with supply and demand issues, the cost could at times be fairly high.

The Evolution of Prescription Whiskey – Ten Day Bourbon Review

Doctors (as well as some other health care professionals) initially could write prescriptions for 1 pint of whiskey per 10-day period. However, the Willis–Campbell Act of 1921, which was mainly against beer prescriptions, further reduced the amount of sprits to a 1/2 pint, amongst other things. Nonetheless, it is not clear how effectively this was enforced, and most people quote the 1-pint provision initially specified in the Volstead Act.

Introducing Ten Day Bourbon: A 6-Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Ten Day Bourbon is a 6 year old Kentucky Straight Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey, bottled at 100 proof. The Batch 1 is currently being released. Some remaining bottles from the first batch became available for purchase starting Wednesday December 6th, 2023, at the Lawrenceburg Bourbon Company. It is also available online at the company website. So, what’s it like?

Tasting Notes – Ten Day Bourbon Review

Let’s taste it:

🛏 Rested for 15 minutes in a Glencairn

👉🏻Nose: Dark cherries, dried apricot & tangy orange peel; cloves; light caramel; fairly sweet; moderate alcohol
👉🏻Taste: Light caramel, dried apricot, sweet cherry, mild oak, rye spices; moderately sweet
👉🏻Finish: The flavors continue and slowly fade, with a bit of white pepper spice growing and lingering; mild dry oak and a hint of char develop later on; fairly long finish with a moderate burn.

Nurse, Bottle & Prescription - Ten Day Bourbon Review
NOTE: The prescription shown is a parody & this post should in no way be considered medical advice.
An Enjoyable and Well-Rounded Bourbon

In the nose, Ten Day Bourbon has fruits like dark cherries, dried apricot and a touch of tangy orange peel. There are also cloves and light caramel with alcohol noticeable. The taste is fairly sweet, and brings similar flavors, with the cherry becoming more candy-like, and joined by mild oak and baking spices. In the finish there is mild oak and barrel char, with a white pepper spice that builds and lingers.

Conclusion – Ten Day Bourbon Review

Overall, Ten Day Bourbon is quite enjoyable and easy to drink. It does have a bit of complexity, however. The fruit up front gives way to more spice, light oak and char in the finish, making this a well-rounded sip. Aren’t you happy we no longer need prescriptions for bourbon? Cheers!🥃

We hope you have enjoyed our Ten Day Bourbon review! Would you like to read about another Prohibition era whiskey? Then check out our Old Forester 1920 Bourbon Review!

This sample was provided by the company for our review. Thank you!

NOTE: The prescription shown is a parody & this post should in no way be considered medical advice.

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