Early Times Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon

Bourbon

Early Times // Kentucky, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    86
  • Avg. Rating

    3.56
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 82 )

Early Times first released a bonded whiskey back in the 1940's; this is a "revival" release to be available in select US markets beginning in July 2017. This straight bourbon has a mashbill of 79% corn, 11% rye, and 10% malted barley like the standard Early Times bourbon. And, like all bottled-in-bond releases, is aged for at least four years in a bonded warehouse, is the product of one distillation season, distilled by one distiller at one distillery, and is bottled at 50% ABV.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    50.0
  • Bourbon
    Produced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak

Tasting Notes

"This revival of Early Times is a very welcome addition to the market. It hits all the right notes for a bottled-in-bond bourbon: A bit of heat, but full-bodied with lots of vanilla and hints of smoke, leather, and candied orange peel, with a pleasantly warming finish. It's a quality whiskey, and its surprisingly affordable price makes it even sweeter."

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Flavor Profile

Vanilla & Sweet