Virginia Gentleman - what's the story?
I bought a bottle of this a couple of years ago and was a tad baffled - it was not a bad drop as I recall. I understand Bourbon Whiskey can be made anywhere but can only be called such on the label if it comes from Kentucky. Is this correct?
Just like Jack and George Dickle (thought often confused for Bourbon) are Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskeys.
I remember seeing on the label that this was "Straight Bourbon Whiskey" produced in Virginia. I kind of wondered about this at the time but put it to the back of my mind.
How is it that they can call it Bourbon on the label, if it is not produced in the glorious homeland of my fave tipple?
Search and You Shall Find
The power of the Search function never ceases to amaze me.
Formal tasting notes of "The Fox" may be found here.
There are also many, less formal comments worth looking at. If you are interested, go to the Advanced Search function. Search with "virginia gentleman fox" as keywords. Select older than one year. Choose to display the results by post, not by thread. The aforementioned link will show up, but many others will, as well.
In one of the results there's even mention of the issue of Chuck Cowdery's Bourbon Country Reader wherein he reviewed this bourbon. At the time of that post, reprints were available.