The Boones and Crockett Whiskey was opened at the Cigar Town Mclean, lounge and I allowed several people to sample the spirit and give me their unbiased opinion on it.
Over the past twenty years I have reviewed revolvers, pistols, rifles, clothing, eyewear, targets, and gun accessories. This was the first time I was sent a bottle of spirits. In full disclosure, I am a rookie in the drinking department. I don’t have a fine palette for fine wines and liquors. I am a two beer drinker because-you-gave me-a-second-one kinda guy. But I wanted to try this out. The folks at Boones and Crockett sent me a great note of introduction, told me what they were planning to do and I wanted to be a part of it. The demographic they are appealing to are my friends. I was hoping to get a case of this stuff and somehow finagle a private party and a cigar lounge where we could have a blast and talk life, and guns.
I got a bottle. I saved it until my friend at the Cigar Town shop in Mclean invited me to come by. The owner is a great guy and I combined a book signing with it. I got the chance to meet a tobacconists that was selling rare Montecristo cigars the same night. It rained cats and dogs but we had a good time. I met some great new people and actually sold a couple of books.
Overall, 4 out of 5 of the drinkers said they would buy it. The one that didn’t said he was a whiskey sommelier who just happened to be hawking more expensive whiskey that night. To be frank, he was an azzhat but did give me some insight into how some whiskey is judged, sold and ranked.
I learned from him that to be called a Bourbon it must be made in the US. I learned that it is has a percentage of corn in it and must be aged in oak. I learned that there is a specific process that determines the proof, the color and a bunch of variables.
Taste wise, I was told:
“it had a strong oak taste. More than a whiskey of its age usually has.”
“It was drinkable.”
“It is good. I’d buy it”
For me, the Boones and Crockett Whiskey is a good drink. It is smooth, pairs good with a good cigar and friends. It supports the same things I support. It comes from good people that took a chance on sharing their new product with a relative newbie.
I have tried it on the rocks but think it works the best straight. Get a bottle, share it with friends, and drink responsibly.If you like the podcast, download the free app for it on IOS at http://BlackManWithAGun.org also available in Google Play for Android. You can support this podcast at http://patreon.com/blackmanwithagun