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Whiskey JYPSI Explorer Straight Bourbon Review

Whiskey JYPSI Explorer Straight Bourbon Finished With French Oak and Appalachian Oak Staves Review


Eric Church & Ari Sussman are back at it!


Produced by Outsiders Spirits


The Explorer series will feature finishing woods from across the world.


Release date: April 2, 2024


Age: 6+ years


The blend:

Low-rye bourbon distilled in Kentucky

High-rye bourbon distilled in Indiana


Derived mashbill: 66% corn, 30% rye, 4% malted barley


Slow-proofed to 103 for bottling


Finish with Tronçais French Oak & American Oak from the Appalachian Mountains


MSRP: $69.99


Bottle size: 750 ml


Nose 👃: Hazelnut. Coffee bean. Orange zest. Buttercream frosting. Toffee.


Palate 👅: Buttercream frosting. Sweet tobacco. Dried cherry. Cinnamon. Honey.


Finish 🏁: Sweet tobacco. Black pepper. Honey. Oak. Medium-long in length.


This is absolutely delicious!   I loved the first release from Whiskey JYPSI, but the price was above the average consumer. Explorer is fantastic… impressed so that the average whiskey enthusiast can afford it.


We’ve all been burned by celebrity whiskey , but this definitely isn’t your typical celebrity whiskey.  Eric Church and Ari Sussman put together a bourbon that you want to drink because of its quality… not just the namesake.


I am highly excited about the future of the Explorer series… and what other woods they will introduce.



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