Micro Monday Review #56 ASW The Fiddler Georgia Heartwood Bourbon

Updated: Mar 17, 2021

Distillery: Atlanta Spirit Works (ASW) sourced from MGP

Proof: 114

Age: NAS

Mashbill: 51% Corn, 45% Wheat, & 4% Malted Barley


BACKGROUND: Georgia Heartwood Bourbon is a wheated bourbon that is sourced from MGP but aged and finished at the Atlanta Spirit Works (ASW) distillery. The bourbon is finished in charred Georgia Oak staves for the last 2-3 months upon arrival from MGP. The combination of the charred oak staves and the wheated mashbill is what gives this bourbon such a unique sweet and spicy flavor.


NOSE: The proof makes itself known immediately when you first take a smell. As your nose starts to adjust to the proof you are able to pick up flavors of raisins, sawdust, and a rich, sweet caramel. (21/25)


PALATE: A silky coat of flavor covers your mouth with flavors of brown sugar, vanilla, maple syrup, with a nutty spiced oak on the back. (34/40)


FINISH: This finish is probably the best part of this bourbon with a delicious heavy spice oak flavor that coats your entire mouth that slowly fades into a light vanilla. (22/25)


VALUE: With a SRP of $70 this bottle is very par for course in that price range. Goes toe to toe with some of the more well known brand names in the whiskey industry. (7/10)


Overall: 84/100


FINAL THOUGHTS: This is one of the best craft distillery whiskeys that have been reviewed to date. Perfectly balanced with a wonderful finish. We recommend this whiskey to anyone and everyone, especially if you enjoy wheated bourbons.


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Similar & Slightly Better Whiskey: Old Weller Antique 107

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Similar & Slightly Worse Whiskey: Maker's Mark Cask Strength


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Scoring Legend:

96-100: The perfect dram, juice of the gods

90-95: Near perfect, truly incredible whiskey

85-89: Amazing whiskey, will always try to keep a backup bottle of this

80-84: Very good, some minor flaws here or there

75-79: Good, quite enjoyable to drink, Will try and keep a bottle on the shelf

70-74: Solid, wouldn’t go out of my way to get this

60-69: Decent, would offer this up to non whiskey drinkers

50-59: Not my cup of tea

Below 50: Give away


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