I had read some good reviews of this award winning 6 year old bourbon, available from Lidl, and although price shouldn’t affect judgment, the £15.49 price tag, along with the recommendations persuaded me to give it a go. As the label says, it is smooth, it’s also sweet, but curiously there is no specific stand out flavour. This means that neat it’s quite nice, I certainly prefer it to Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 or Jim Beam Original White Label, which the square bottle suggests it’s being targeted against, however, there’s no real taste that would make me want to come back to it.
It’s OK neat, it’s certainly good value for money, so if you “need” or “want” a drink, then it’s worth buying, but if you fancy a “good”, rather than “nice” bourbon, then you may want to look elsewhere.
I also thought I’d give it a go with various mixers, that was a waste of time, as the whiskey has no stand out flavour, they just diluted it, rather than enhancing any particular taste.