Monday, October 20, 2014
As Seen On TV: J.R. Ewing Bourbon
Bottled by Strong Spirits for Warner Brothers, J.R. Ewing is a four year old Kentucky bourbon.
J.R. Ewing Bourbon, 4 years old, 40% abv ($35)
The nose has notes of magic marker, solvent, and some fruit juice. There's some vanilla and other notes, but every time they try to come out they're beaten down by the chemical notes. The palate starts with light, sweet notes; it's watery. It has some oak, but it develops quickly into bitterness and trails off with chemical solvent notes. The finish is bitter and chemically.
If J.R. had given me a glass of this, I probably would have shot him too.