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Review #145 Sisterdale Bourbon

Updated: May 4, 2021

Distillery: Sourced from MGP

Proof: 93.4

Age: Blend of 4 - 8 Years

Mashbill: Undisclosed (2 different corns, high wheat, and barley)

BACKGROUND: Sisterdale Distilling Co. is a brand new whiskey company located in the heart of central Texas in the small town of Sisterdale. Founded by 5th generation Texans on their private family ranch, Sisterdale Distilling Co. is a true Texas spirited company focused on producing delicious and approachable whiskey. They launched in the heart of the pandemic in November 2020 after being doubted by many, however, with a desire, confidence, and good whiskey, they have crushed all of their goals and targets. Sisterdale Distilling Co. has 2 different whiskeys in their portfolio, this white label and a blue label reserve bottled at 108 proof that is a limited release. This white label is a blend of 5 different MGP distillates consisting of 4 different grains, 2 different corns, wheat, and barley. However, this whiskey has a high wheat content in the mash bill. Their whiskey can be found across the state of TX at more than 180 retailers. The team at Sisterdale uses TX rain water from Heart Water in Buda, TX to enhance the flavor of this whiskey. On their logo is an Australian Cattle dog which there are 4 of running around on the family ranch. Since launching, Sisterdale's Straight Bourbon Whiskey has been awarded double gold by the John Barley Corn Society and Gold by the Denver International Spirits competition. In the future, Sisterdale Distilling Co. plans to distill and distribute their own juice as a new line but will continue to release this current MGP blend. Sisterdale Distilling Co. is a true, small batch, hand crafted micro distillery focused on making the most flavorful whiskey possible.

NOSE: Immediately noticeable are sweet, rich, and creamy scents of dark fruit, cherries, leather, rich butterscotch, smooth oak, and vanilla. It is incredibly smooth, balanced, and approachable. Overall it has a nice richness to it and a sweet creaminess to it that gives it the nose of an older whiske. It is an incredible nose. (22/25)

PALATE: Much like the nose, this whiskey has rich and smooth flavors from first sip. The smooth and delicate wheat notes really shine here giving it a great, rich, and fully developed flavor profile made up of warm butter scotch, oak, sweet fruit, honey, and vanilla bean. Overall this is incredibly smooth, sweet and flavorful with very rich flavors. Their is a delicacy and velvet feel to this whiskey that is also fantastic. (36/40)

FINISH: Like the nose and palate the finish is very smooth and flavorful. Oak and leather notes jump out here along with more vanilla and honey. It is very well balanced and goes down very smooth. (22/25)

VALUE: With an $80 price tag this could be a shy away factor but we think it’s worth it. (7/10)

Overall: 87/100

FINAL THOUGHTS: sisterdale Street Bourbon Whiskey is a very smooth, approachable, sweet, and delicious Whiskey. There are fantastic flavors found throughout the whiskey. It is hard to find unique and well aged Whiskey coming from MGP and this one absolutely hits the nail on the head. We are huge fans of the smoothness and approachability along with its wonderful flavors and delicate Wheat notes. We strongly recommend this whiskey to anyone and everyone if they can find it. We can’t wait to see what sister day I was still in toe has planned moving forward

Similar & Slightly Better Whiskey: Weller Antique 107

Similar & Equal Whiskey: makers Mark 2019 Wood Finished

Similar & Slightly Worse Whiskey: Old Elk Wheated Bourbon

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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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