Old Crow Chessman 1970’s

Old Crow Chessmen

Price: Discontinued (For almost half a century)

Distilled/Owned by: National Distillers

Region: Kentucky

43% ABV

Aged For: 10 Years

Mashbill: Undisclosed

Cask Type: New charred oak

Chill Filtered: Unknown



Color: Mahogany with a red tinge

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Sweet corn, cotton candy, old oak, bit of vanilla, cocoa powder, nutmeg, toasted nuts, bread yeast.

Feel: Medium body

Taste: Dark chocolate, peanuts in caramel, tobacco, oak, cinnamon, pepper, “dusty”

Finish: Probably the longest finish I have ever had on a bourbon, this stayed in my mouth for an eternity. Increases in warmth as it continues, with a combination of oak, chocolate and hazelnut.

Thoughts: I’m amazed and how long the finish is and how dark the bourbon is for the proof, they must have had some amazing honey barrels for this blend. Thanks again to my secret Santa in 2017 for this amazing gift!

Score: 90 out of 100