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Picked up a bottle of Mattingly & Moore the other day. Search the forum and didn't find any comments and/or tasting notes. I know that HH owns the brand ... but other than that I know very little about it [other than it is value priced]. Bought it because I like the heirloom aspects of the bottle/label and the history associated with Tom Moore, Ben Mattingly and the Willett sisters.
Anyone have more information? Is it worth trying?
I too recently picked up a one liter , tax stamped Mattingly & Moore . 80 proof and looks to be from 1989. The label reads "Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey- A Blend", but on the back of the neck , it specifiies 49 % grain neutral spirits. After noticing that , it doesn't taste quite as good, but it's still going down.
Jim, that was a Seagram brand that HH picked up around that time. Pour a slug of any circa-1990 bourbon in it (for period authenticity) or any modern bourbon for that matter, and you'll get an even better drink. But those blends could be good, plus you've got almost 25 years of those components getting to know each other. It's valid history on its own.
I've got a liter bottle of M&M Straight Bourbon Whiskey aged 5 years (80 proof) from 1980, distilled in Lawrenceburg, IN. At first I thought it lived up to its tagline "Mild and Mellow" (it's the only 80 proofer I've had), but on second taste I've decided it has a distinct tobacco and sherry profile that is - not bad (even tho I don't smoke). I only wish the store kept regular hours so I could bunker a bottle. They were selling the blend, too, but why buy a blend when you can have 'the good stuff'? ;)
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