Review #65 Three Chord Strange Collaboration Pinot Noir Finished Bourbon Whiskey

Updated: Feb 21, 2021

Distillery: Three Chord Bourbon sourced from distilleries in KY & TN

Proof: 99

Age: NAS

Mashbill: 75% Corn, 21% Rye, 4% Malted Barely


BACKGROUND: Three Chord is born and raised from music icon Neil Geraldo. Three Chord produces unique, small batch whiskey with a “perfectly tuned taste”. Strange Collaboration is a blend of bourbons finished in Pinot Noir barrels from the Strange Family Vineyards in CA. Strange collaboration is a tribute to Johnny Strange, a world record adventurer and climber who tragically passed away in 2015. All proceeds of Strange Collaboration are donated to Parkinson’s disease research, Johnny’s favorite cause


NOSE: A very light nose but you can tell it’s wine finished by the notes of dark berry and wine barrel. There are light traces of maple and tons of oak! Also a light ethanol burn (19/25)


PALATE: Super sweet up front with tons of cherry, jam, sweet honey, some oak builds at the tail end building to the finish. Very light feel but quite oily. Great dessert whiskey! (32/40)


FINISH: Tons of oak, rye spice but then right back to the sweet berry. (20/25)


VALUE: With an SRP of $45 this is a great value for a unique and tasty whiskey! Easy to sip on and perfectly priced (9/10)


Overall: 80/100


FINAL THOUGHTS: This is a great dessert whiskey that’s easy to drink, very light, and great for the winter time! If you like sweet whiskey then this is for you!


Similar & Slightly Better Whiskey: Belle Meade Sherry Finished

Similar & Equal Whiskey: Angels Envy Finished Rye

Similar & Slightly Worse Whiskey: St. Augustine Port Finish


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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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