A Final Prep for Nation Bourbon Day
By Michael Messina
National Bourbon Day is this Sunday and the Labor 411 crew was assigned to quality control on some union-made bourbons in preparation for the big day. (These also make a great gift for Dad, too.) We ranked four bottles: Knob Creek, Old Grand-Dad, Elijah Craig and Wild Turkey.
On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 = I can’t swallow this, 10 = Joy in liquid form) these were the results in ascending order of final score.
#4 – Old Grand-Dad
Consensus: “It burns!”
Final Score: 14
#3 – Elijah Craig
Consensus: On the sweeter side, but most in the room found it tasty. Most polar scores here. Either you like it or you don’t.
Final Score: 40
#2 – Wild Turkey
Consensus: Wow! Much better than anticipated. Smooth for 101 proof.
Final Score: 43
#1 – Knob Creek
Consensus: The clear winner. Great flavor, goes down easy. Buy some now.
Final Score: 49
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