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  1. #31
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    Re: Black Bourbon Cleveland Whiskey

    We hear about several of these schemes every year. What has never happened is one of these guys sending samples to the top whiskey reviewers. It's never happened. Wonder why?

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    Black Bourbon Cleveland Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    We hear about several of these schemes every year. What has never happened is one of these guys sending samples to the top whiskey reviewers. It's never happened. Wonder why?
    When they use magic instead of barrels to age it, they have no funny barrels.
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    Re: Black Bourbon Cleveland Whiskey

    I had a magic Agee once. It got to old and broke.
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    Re: Black Bourbon Cleveland Whiskey

    Chuck I suppose it's because they don't have any honey totes.

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    Cleveland Whiskey revisited

    The original discussion here from a couple of years ago:

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...veland-Whiskey

    ...has yielded actual product. The State Liquor stores started receiving these today:

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    Re: Cleveland Whiskey revisited

    We've been discussing this brand Roger, what can you tell us about it?

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    Re: Cleveland Whiskey revisited

    Well I picked up my bottle today after work. I tried it and it tastes just like Pappy 15 if not better!!!
    Just kidding but I could not resist.

    They had 17 bottles in the store and all were accounted for. They said they had another order coming in a couple of days, and half of that is accounted for already. Now to my thoughts...for what they are worth.

    First, I like the bottle. Nice design. Clean and modern with a tinge of rustic on the lettering. Then again design and artwork are kind of my thing.

    The Nose: not a lot of specific notes here, you know it's bourbon but I cannot sense any distinct scents
    The Taste: sweet and thick, but the burn hits before I can get to much more
    The finish: HOT...granted its 100 proof, but it tingles the mouth, has a sort of bitter finish, you taste oak, it really coats the mouth and lingers for a while

    Added a bit of water and it did not change much.

    Added a bit of ice and it opened up the nose a bit. I get a sweet creamy maybe vanilla. But the taste and finish are the same...hot, bitter and almost medicine like and boy does it linger for awhile.

    Please keep in mind I am a beginner at tasting notes, but I have been able to pull a lot more out of other bourbons I tried in my short career.

    At $34.95 for a 750 ml I would pass on this again. There is no way I would take this over FR1B, ERSB or Larceny for a similar or lesser price. I may try it again down the road because I feel it is a process that might evolve, but it could just as easily be a novelty. Especially for those of us in the Cleveland area.

    I will try this again this weekend directly up against some other bourbons and let you know my thoughts. Would be interested to hear anyone else's thoughts. Cheers.

    Last edited by rndenks; 03-05-2013 at 19:12.

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    Re: Cleveland Whiskey revisited

    Thanks for the notes. It sounds like it's got young bourbon heat and oak. That's definitely an odd combo.

    I think I will be able to weasel a sample soon and will post my thoughts as well.
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    Re: Cleveland Whiskey revisited

    What's the 'black' part? Someone speculated that he used water with iron in it, which will turn the whiskey black, and also tastes bad.

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    Re: Cleveland Whiskey revisited

    Back during the Carter Administration a guy came up with the idea of a peanut based whisky and almost talked some investors into funding the project. Apparently the Cleveland name carries some weight locally.

 

 

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