Review #​133 Old Fourth Distillery Bottled in Bond

Distillery: MGP

Proof: 100

Age: 4 years

Mashbill: 74% corn, 21% rye, 4% malted barley


BACKGROUND: Old Fourth Distillery was started by 5 friends from Atlanta back in 2013 with the use of kickstarter, making them the first distillery in Atlanta’s first legal distillery since 1906. The distillery opened their doors for the first time in 2014, serving gin and vodka, but the friends always knew whiskey was the end game. Jeffrey Moore, head distiller, created the mash bill in 2012 with tiny Ferromit still. The labels on the bottle are metallic emblems featuring an old trolley maintenance barn, symbolising the same street as the distillery.


Distillery: MGP

Proof: 100

Age: 4 years

Mashbill: 74% corn, 21% rye, 4% malted barley


BACKGROUND: Old Fourth Distillery was started by 5 friends from Atlanta back in 2013 with the use of kickstarter, making them the first distillery in Atlanta’s first legal distillery since 1906. The distillery opened their doors for the first time in 2014, serving gin and vodka, but the friends always knew whiskey was the end game. Jeffrey Moore, head distiller, created the mash bill in 2012 with tiny Ferromit still. The labels on the bottle are metallic emblems featuring an old trolley maintenance barn, symbolising the same street as the distillery.


NOSE: Scents of honey and cherry greet you with an undertone of spice and oak. Floral scents start to come out as it sits, with notes of dried licorice, raisins, and a toffee. (21/25)


PALATE: The thin oily whiskey coats your mouth with a very powerful spice. As your palate adjusts, a nutty oak taste starts to show mixed with light notes of cinnamon, vanilla, brown sugar, and caramel. (32/40)


FINISH: A long and spicy finish. As the spice fades sweet notes of vanilla and caramel come to the surface leaving you wanting more. (20/25)


VALUE: For $50 Old Fourth is priced right where it should be (8/10)


Overall: 81/100


FINAL THOUGHTS: Old Fourth bottled in bond is an absolute treat. The flavor palate is bold and is packed with heat, not to mention the bottle itself is quite unique and will definitely catch the eye in any collection. We are very excited to see what other expressions will come out of Old Fourth in the future.


Similar & Slightly Better Whiskey: EH Taylor Small Batch

Similar & Equal Whiskey: Four Roses Single Barrel

SSlightly Worse Whiskey: 1792 Bottled in Bond


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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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