Bourbon Review: Blade & Bow (Key #4)

Stitzel-Weller Distillery - Straight Bourbon Whiskey - 91 proof

The Stitzel-Weller Distillery is operated by Diago, who owns many brands and makes it confusing to tell where this juice is actually produced and/or aged.

Nicolas Cage makes a cameo in this review, so theres that.

Each bottle of Blade and Bow bourbon comes with a key attached to the neck of the bottle. There are 5 different keys that, apparently, mean nothing. You might be able to get a gift from Diago, though, if you collect them all.

Anytime we can sit down with Anthony Dibacco, we have a great freaking time. For this review, we chose a bottle that Ian picked up in Kentucky that we knew very little about, other than that the bottle looked cool. A quick internet search picks up quite a bit of controversy surrounding this bottle and the claims it makes, with many enthusiasts claiming that the bourbon is nothing more than a cheap marketing ploy. Still, we gave it a shot because, well, we're not really all that interested in the politics of bourbon. Per the usual, we look at 5 different categories in our own terms: Bottle, Appearance, Smell, Value, and Taste. Enjoy the review, drop us a comment and make sure you subscribe to our podcast, YouTube, like us on Facebook and Instagram.

Bottle: “If I’m walking past this bottle at the store, it’s catching my eye!” –Steve

Appearance: “It’s like a copper or marmalady” -Ian

Smell: “Smokey?”: - Anthony

“I don’t get a lot of smoke, But everyone smells a little differently, espeacially with that nose. Your'e

smelling things that haven’t even come out yet” –Ian

Value: $50 bucks or so retail

Taste: “I can feel it going all the way down” - Anthony


Ian: 6.6

Steve: 7.5

Anthony: 7

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