Kessler American Blended Whiskey

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 0 80686 04292 1
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

More about Kessler American Blended Whiskey

Produced by: Jim Beam Brands Co
Owned by: Beam Suntory
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alc./vol: 40%

Proof: 80°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of United States United States

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This brand of American blended whiskey (72.5% grain neutral spirit and just 27.5% straight whiskey) was launched in 1888 by Julius Kessler who started selling the whiskey to saloons in Leadville, Colorado. His image still adorns the bottle’s label, as does his slogan, “smooth as silk”.
Kessler retired in 1921 at the age of 65 and his whiskey brand was acquired by Seagrams circa 1935 and is now owned by Beam Inc.

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 24/08/2013

Appearance:

Clear, deep coppery amber.

Aroma:

Crème caramel, maple syrup and toasted oak with vanilla fudge.

Taste:

Hot sawn wood, stewed tea tannins and vanilla fudge with charcoal and cinnamon spice.

Aftertaste:

Short finish with burnt toast and cracked black pepper.

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