Jesse James American Outlaw Bourbon Whiskey (!!!)

Jesse James bourbon (or Jesse James American Outlaw Bourbon Whiskey, as their official website insists on calling it) is one of the whiskeys we got to taste at our Whiskeys of the World Party.  This means we can’t tell you how much it costs.  We can probably guess that Jesse James is aiming for the bottom shelf, though, based on the plastic screw-top cap, the amazing level of kitsch, and the Affliction-type t-shirts being sold on their site.  We don’t mind kitsch, but find it kind of amusing.  We would expect nothing less than an eagle holding a banner that reads “FIRST TASTE OF FREEDOM” from the state whose motto is “Live Free or Die” (Jesse James bourbon is from Londonderry, NH).

Jesse James bourbon has an overall citrus theme throughout. Its color is of golden caramel.  It has the sweet caramel smell as well, and a touch of citrus in the nose.  Rachel called it as grapefruit, which she would notice, because Rachel loves grapefruit.  This citrus carries into the initial flavor.  Upon first taste, Jesse James is light and herbal to accompany the citrus notes.  Then the flavor transitions into more of a vanilla and charred oak flavor.  The finish was also a bit thick and syrupy.  Jesse James American Outlaw Bourbon Whiskey (!!!) is a decent bourbon that we assume comes at a low price point.  It’s not great, but you won’t regret drinking it on the rocks and it also mixes into cocktails well.

Bonus points are awarded for this text on the side of the bottle.  This is full commitment to the Jesse James tribute/kitsch.  It reminds us that you should definitely watch The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford because it is a great movie.

July 26, 2012 | Comments | Permalink |

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