Review #227 Molly Brown Bourbon Whiskey


Distillery: Molly Brown Spirits

Proof: 80

Age: NAS (No less than 22 Months)

Mashbill: 75% Corn / 18% Rye / 7% Malted Barley


BACKGROUND: Molly Brown is a craft whiskey distillery located in Denver, CO. Molly Brown Bourbons are true "Grain to Glass" spirits as they use grains grown on their faming partners land. They then mill their own grain, ferment it, and distill it to produce their spirits. When cutting the heads, hearts, and tails of the whiskey, Molly Brown Spirits chooses the the smoothest portion of the heart to be aged in full size 53-gallon new American charred oak barrels. Each mature barrel is individually sampled before being bottled once it is deemed to meet our stringent guidelines. They do not chill filter their whiskey and use pure Rocky Mountain water to proof it down. Molly Brown has two bourbons in their portfolio: a high rye bourbon and this standard bourbon.


NOSE: A rather youthful nose with scents of rose pedal, peach, malt, and some sweet vanilla. Like the high rye bourbon from Molly Brown there is also a chocolatey scent that is quite enjoyable. Overall, this is a smooth, light, and younger nose (20/25)


PALATE: As is to be expected with an 80 proof whiskey, this is a very light whiskey with notes of rosewater, some vanilla, hints of herbal tea, and some feint almond. Overall, this is a sweet whiskey that goes down smooth (30/40)


FINISH: The finish is short and somewhat underwhelming with some notes of vanilla, new oak, and orange (20/25)


VALUE: Molly Brown Bourbon carries a $45 SRP which is fair for this whiskey (6/10)


Overall: 76/100


FINAL THOUGHTS: Molly Brown Spirits standard bourbon whiskey is a tasty bourbon whiskey that goes down very smooth! Although it is somewhat young we think that about 20 proof points higher this would be a steal! We're excited to see where this whiskey goes and this brand goes.


Similar & Slightly Better Whiskey: Weller Special Reserve

Similar & Equal Whiskey: Blue Spirit Bourbon

Similar & Slightly Worse Whiskey: Breckenridge Small Batch


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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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