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The Traditionalist Classic Straight Bourbon Review

The Traditionalist Classic Straight Bourbon Review


Accolades: Gold at 2024 American Craft Spirits Association (Gold is highest!)


Distilled in Spring Valley, Minnesota at Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery


Mashbill: 65% Corn, 19% Rye, 16% toasted oat malt

The corn is estate-grown


Length of fermentation: 7 days


Barrel manufacturer:Kelvin Cooperage


Barrel size: 25 Gallon & 53 Gallon


Barrel char: No. 3


Approximate age: Blend of 29 month and 38 month 


Still manufacturer: Affordable Distilling Equipment (ADE)


Type of still: Pot with a copper helmet and an offset 4 plate whiskey column


Proof coming off the still:150 


Barrel entry proof: 110 


Bottling proof: 90


Nose 👃: Cinnamon.  Nutmeg. Buttercream frosting. Oatmeal raisin cookie. Unsweetened cocoa powder. Barrel char.


Palate 👅: Buttercream frosting.  Nougat. Toffee.  Oatmeal raisin cookie. Sweet tobacco. Orange zest. Oily mouthfeel.


Finish 🏁: Toffee. Cinnamon. Leather. Maple syrup. Coffee. Long in length.


If you’re looking to experience something of quality from a distillery I’m certain you’ve not yet tried… or even know existed… this is a fantastic choice.


The toasted oats component makes for a unique bourbon that clearly differentiates itself from other whiskey you’ve tried before.


I’m definitely curious about other expressions for The Traditionalist.



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