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  1. #1
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    Jesse James Bourbon

    Has anyone tried Jesse James (from Jackyl) bourbon? I picked up a bottle last week (14.99 at HyVee) and opened it up. Decent beginning flavor, but one of the harshest finishes I have had.

    Just wondering what everyone else thinks....

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    Re: Jesse James Bourbon

    I haven't seen this yet, did you get it in St. Joe?
    Jim

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    Re: Jesse James Bourbon

    What is Jackyl?

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    Re: Jesse James Bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by sku View Post
    What is Jackyl?
    Rock group - the lead singer's brother owns/runs the Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis and there's a weekly reality show that shows the bar during Sturgis.

    I caught the show where they were hawking the Jesse James - on stage and at the bar the night the band played.

    It's down here on the shelf now but I haven't been compelled to pick it up....



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    Re: Jesse James Bourbon

    I love the marketing of this stuff -- like they're pitching a tough, grizzled outlaw "manly-man" rockstar whiskey. Can you TAKE this whiskey like a man, like Jesse James can?

    Kind of like the marketing idea with Kid Rock and Beam White last year. It's as if to say, "Kid Rock can TAKE this whiskey, can you, sissy?"

    A great way to sell harsh, thin whiskey if you've got a lot of it IMO.

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    Re: Jesse James Bourbon

    I've also not tried it up in WI where I have seen it a bunch of places. The label made me curious but at the price point, I'd rather go with what I know.

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    I bought a bottle last week for $12.99. Figured even if it was awful it would be a good conversation piece/mixer for guests. Haven't had a reason to open it yet though.

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    Re: Jesse James Bourbon

    It's bottled by and registered with the LeVecke corporation who identifies itself as a wholesaler distributor of beer and wine and rectifier of distilled spirits with headquarters in Mira Loma, California. They have bottling plants in several location throughout the country. They also put out Origine bourbon. It's your guess where they get their barrels from.

    The Jesse James web site promo is pretty hilarious stuff as in "Legally, we need to age Bourbon Whiskey a minimum of two years, but we aren’t in a hurry. We age The Original Jesse James America’s Outlaw Bourbon Whiskey for a minimum of 36 months."

    Nuff said.
    Last edited by T Comp; 01-26-2012 at 08:05.
    Thad

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    Re: Jesse James Bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by Wall Eye View Post
    Rock group - the lead singer's brother owns/runs the Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis and there's a weekly reality show that shows the bar during Sturgis.
    I don't believe Jesse and Michael Ballard are related.....just close friends.

    Tom

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    Re: Jesse James Bourbon

    I saw it in a store last week and the first thing that came to mind was Sammy Hagar's Cabo Wabo tequila. No thanks.

 

 

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