This whiskey was produced by the Old Glory Distilling Co. in Clarksville, Tennessee. I recently visited the Distillery on an excursion from the Bourbon Cruise on the American Countess Riverboat, part of the American Queen Voyages. This is a 21st Century start-up artisan distillery dedicated to quality and making very good whiskey. There’s a good tour available, knowledgeable tour guides, a large gift shop and a sizable cocktail bar. This Tennessee Whiskey is made with a mash bill recipe of 73% corn, 19% wheat, and 8% malted barley. It is a Bottled in Bond Whiskey, and the Distillery regards that designation as a badge of honor (I agree!) Rosemary and I purchased this bottle in the Distillery bottle shop. Recently, Matt and I sat down and tasted this Bourbon and here are our tasting notes.

Old Glory Bottled In Bond Tennessee Whiskey

Proof: 100

Age: 4 years old

Nose:

  • Mike: Smokey oak, caramel, apples, and a hint of pepper.
  • Matt: Caramel corn, smokey oak char, and brown sugar.

Taste:

  • Mike: Caramel, apples, pepper spice and smokey oak. Tasting a dried cranberry enhances the apple and brings out cinnamon flavor. Tasted with a pecan adds a bit of brown sugar and  enhances the pepper.
  • Matt: Caramel, tart green apples and cardamom. The dried cranberry brings out apple pie and toasted caramel. The pecan brings out notes of toast, caramel and apple crisp.

Finish:

  • Mike: Oak, pepper and smoke. The dried cranberry brought out more oak and cinnamon spice. The pecan emphasized the oak and pepper spice.
  • Matt: Oak and brown sugar. The dried cranberry makes the finish sweet and short, with apple and smoked barrel flavors. The pecan enhances the oak and apple notes.

I would pair this Tennessee Whiskey with an Olivia Serie G Toro cigar. The toasty, sweet and creamy smoke of this cigar with hints of spice, cedar and coffee would complement the caramel, apple and smokey oak flavors in the Whiskey.

Photos Courtesy of Rosemary Miller