Frey Ranch Straight Bourbon
Bourbon — Nevada, USA
Reviewed May 23, 2021 (edited November 17, 2021)
Ups and downs. More ups than downs. Sawdust and green apple rind on the nose, honeycomb and cotton candy on the front and mid tongue with a hint of mint toward the back, and what I would call an above-average finish for its proof/age with more of the same flavor combine, mint as the featured player. Some sips have come with a harsh toothpaste flavor at the conclusion of the palate sliding into the finish. Not entirely as unappealing as it sounds... but also not entirely appealing, either. Overall, the bottle averages to a solid sip, better, I find, than most craft bourbons out there (cough*woodinville*cough -- cough-cough*it’s fine, check it out for yourself*cough-cough-hack), and one I enjoy coming back to on the regular (pro-amateur tip: don’t sip it after a more established bourbon like Eagle Rare). Might try a couple other crafts before coming back to this, but it’s definitely staying firmly in the mental rotation.