Hotel Tango Bourbon, Ready-To-Drink
Bourbon — USA
Reviewed December 2, 2019 (edited June 19, 2020)
This year for the holidays I’m going to try a brand new whiskey every day in December. #lifegoals Dec. 2: When I found this bottle as the only Hotel Tango product at my local liquor store, I panicked. At the Alpha price point, my concern was that Bravo (one of my favorite hidden gems of 2018) was a thing of the past. Turns out Bravo is still alive and kicking, and this one may merely be a repackaging of Alpha, which I never had. If I can still find an Alpha in the wild, I’ll definitely do a comparison. On the plus side, ready-to-drink is not a euphemism for some premixed bull crap. This is straight bourbon. Nose is buttery, with loads of honey and sugar. Reminds me of Bravo, but less intense. Body doesn’t hold a lot of flavor, but the buttery flavor is there. A bit of watermelon. Finish is mild in feel with citrus, leather, and peppercorn flavors. If this guy had permanently replaced Bravo, I would’ve been sad but not bitter. I can tell this is HT juice, and I still respect the hell out of them. Not as good as Bravo, but solid. I don’t know if I actually have 29 more new whiskeys lined up, so if you’re reading this and there’s something readily available out there you’d like me to enjoy/suffer through this holiday season, leave it in the comments.
35.0 USD per Bottle