Bourbon Review: Old Pogue Master's Select

Old Pogue Distillery - Straight Bourbon Whiskey - 91 proof

In 1876, the original Pogue distillery, Kentucky registered distillery No. 3, was established in Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky, very near a site often said to be the location of Kentucky's first bourbon distillery.

Old Pogue was the flagship product of the original H.E. Pogue Distillery in 1876 and is also the first product released by the modern Pogue Distillery. The product was fashioned after an original bottle of Old Pogue that remained in the family for over a century."

“It's very light... floral without being overpowering“


Another one of those “don’t-know-anything-about-it” bottles because we live in Ohio is Old Pogue Master’s Select. Ian was fortunate enough to be gifted this bottle (Thanks Uncle Chuck!) and the Dad’s had a great time reviewing it! While they both wanted more out of the finish on this bourbon, the nose and palate are definitely pleasant. This was a fun smaller production whiskey to drink, and we were definitely sinking or synching at the end. Which one is for you to decide! Per the usual, we look at five 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: “It's very simple... I like it, less is more” - Steve


Appearance: “360 drippies, but light. Thin drippies” – Ian


Smell: “Banana? Banana and vanilla or cream? Hmmmm...“ – Ian


Value: Calling it $100 bucks or so retail...


Taste : “Oooh thats floral!" - Steve

"What is that? Hibiscus?" - Ian

"Ummm what?" - Steve


Scores


Ian: 6.6

Steve: 6.3




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