Wow, that's a mouthful huh? Well that's the name of the latest whiskey we reviewed. Rabbit Hole is the name of the distillery but the whiskey we reviewed was their Straight Bourbon that was finished in PX Sherry Casks. PX stands for Pedro Ximenez, which is a much sweeter sherry than the Olorosso sherry that you often see other whiskies aged in.
In the video I mentioned that this is a sourced whiskey, although the source is not disclosed, I can tell you that it is NOT sourced by MGP. This is the only sourced whiskey in the Rabbit Hole lineup. Even though it's sourced, this is more than simply a company that's bottling someone else's whiskey, Rabbit Hole does the finishing themselves using hand selected PX sherry casks.
Their other whiskies we contracted by a northern Kentucky distillery, made using Rabbit Hole's recipe while their distillery was being made. As per the rep I spoke with, Rabbit Hole has been distilling their own spirits for the last 6 months.
I LOVE THIS KIND OF TRANSPARENCY IN A COMPANY!!
So many other companies need to take notes from Rabbit Hole on how to be transparent and have great customer service. (Are you listening Proper Twelve??)
Anyway, let's talk about the juice inside the bottle.
Nose: On the nose it comes across as sweet and a little waxy
Palate: On the palate that's where the "WOW!" happens. I just found myself a new favorite bourbon. This is sweet, dessert-like. A little bit of red fruits, maybe raspberry? No real alcohol burn. I have been recommending this one a lot ever since tasting it. I love this bourbon. Drink this one neat, I didn't dig it with water or ice.
Finish: Medium length
Due to this tasty whiskey, and the fact that the company hides nothing from us, I will continue to support this brand. We need more companies like Rabbit Hole in this (sometimes) muddy industry.
Check out the review below to get my opinion in words as well as hear from Just Mike:
As a fan of scotch and other whiskeys I was tired of looking up reviews for new whiskeys that just oozed of snobbery. I wanted to create an outlet for average Joe's who don't have a sommelier palate. Born and raised in Long Island, New York, I moved to San Diego, California in 2010 with my wife. I'm also a fan of MMA, pro-wrestling, comic books, video games and strongman. All subjects are topic for discussion on the podcast.
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