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Bourbon Review: Bradshaw Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Bradshaw Kentucky Straight Bourbon sitting on our shelf on the bar since the Super Bowl when we purchased it for the game. What better than a bourbon from 4x Super Bowl winner Terry Bradshaw. Not a knock on my childhood hero by any means, but this is what we were stuck with on the shelf here in New Hampshire the week of the Super Bowl.

The biggest enemy of this website is the New Hampshire Liquor and Wine Outlet. They don’t care about the consumer which constantly has the shelves barren, allocated bourbons impossible to find, and new product not available. Case in point NHLWO has yet to release the Elijah Craig 923 bottling. It’s time for New Hampshire to get away from state controlled liquor stores and allow free market. Because right now the only people that are getting bourbon is the bars and I’m tired of it.

The bourbon is bottled at 51.9 ABV which happens to be the career passing percentage Terry Bradshaw which is a great detail.

Bourbon Review: Bradshaw Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
ABV: 51.9% (103.8 Proof)
Age: 2 Years
Mash Bill: 
70% Corn, 21% Rye, 5% Malted Barley
Distillery: Green River Distilling Company
Owensboro, KY (USA)

The Nose:  I don’t usually address the color but this bourbon is very light in color, so much so I felt the need to point it out. The nose is young with some ethanol aroma present. Secondary pulls from the glass reveal bananas, leather and toffee that hide behind the ethanol.

The Taste: Sitting on my deck on a crisp spring morning the bourbon helps warm me up with notes of corn, vanilla and an ever so subtle coconut shaving. Secondary sips reveal notes of tannins, oak and a subtle cherry note. The finish is long and rough around the edges.

Conclusion: The baseline for a championship bourbon is there but the age is a detriment. In his first two years, Terry Bradshaw went 8-13 and the bourbon definitely drinks like a bad rookie QB who threw for 6 TDs and 24 interceptions. The rush to declare eligible for the marketplace definitely hurt the stock of this bourbon.

Silver Screen Bottling Company which produces this bourbon and other celebrity bourbons in my opinion is looking for a quick buck over a long lasting product. Fans of the original TB12 will buy the bourbon but the return customer won’t be there for long as the bourbon falls short of an immaculate reception.

Score: 80
Price: $42.99 (750ml)

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