A high-rye Bourbon from The World’s Highest Distillery.
Based high in Rocky Mountains of Colorado at an altitude of 9600 feet, Breckenridge Distillery calls themselves “The World’s Highest Distillery.” And yes, we are pretty sure that the irony is intended. If you took a hard look at their impressive range of product offerings and more than 2 dozen awards — including winning “Distillery of the Year”… twice — you might think that they have been around a long time. But Bryan Nolt founded the place in 2007. That makes their achievements even more impressive.
One of their signature products — and arguably one of their best sellers — is Breckenridge Bourbon. The first thing that a Bourbon fan might notice is that this is a blend… but don’t let that throw you. They mash and distill a lot of Bourbon in house and blend it with other high-rye, straight Bourbons from Tennessee, Indiana, and Kentucky.
They are pursuing flavor, and they get it for sure in this deeply hued dram with a luscious mouth-feel. What's the secret of the superior texture? According to Bryan, it's all about the pure, mineralized, snow-melt water that they have in abundance and use for distillation and proofing.
Very smooth, doesn’t linger much though. Sweet but not cloying.
A good bourbon. Good level of complexity to it. Good start and finish. Not 10/10 worthy but a solid 7.2 if I could give that rating. Didn't have much of a kick, slight amount of spice/zing but as a whole good flavors.
Excellent Bourbon! I will purchase again when the well runs dry!
We were sitting on the front porch finger picking some blues on my acoustic. Johnny Bones and I had no expectations.. I must admit I was surprised. It was smooth, clean and a little bit of a banana bread after note. Very cool bourbon...It's up there in my top 10% of bourbons.
For a "high-rye" bourbon, it seems to lack any real kick. I prefer a bit more spiciness. It is very smooth and easy to drink.
Great introduction to bourbon.
Amazing! Clean flavour!
First impression is it’s bourbon. Second impression is actually relatively smooth. Strong honey and velvety bananas. Not bad
Solid easy drinker. The guys at Breck know their stuff. If you can get the single barrel, it is worth it.
This is a nice bourbon for the money. It is smooth and easy to drink, with a nice flavor. Nothing outrageous, just a solid product.
Great taste, not too much of a bite
Love this one. Very smooth with plenty of barrel flavor. Vanilla, honey, oaky delicious.
Excellent taste and smooth going down. One of my favorites.
good solid bourbon for the price. on the nose I get note of vanilla and citrus. smooth finish that dissipates quickly
Not bad. Solid on the front but slightly harsh at the end.
Notes of vanilla but a harsh finish
It was just ok to me. Nothing offensive, but nothing truly exciting. It was a subtle drinking experience and would be a decent beginner's whiskey or fitting for a nice old fashioned. Some light baking spice, classic bourbon notes of vanilla and caramel, and a bit of heat. A quick finish wraps it up. If this was a tv show it would be Law & Order. Better than other shows, produced well, but not something you tell your friends about.
Still has the bite of a young spirit. Citrus and cardamom surprise nicely.
Flavorful in at first and after a couple of minutes. Smooth.
Good balance. Pretty smooth finish with vanilla and honey being very forward.
Loved it, very smooth and much more than what I expected it to be!!
This is a good bourbon. On the rocks, it has a smooth Smokey sweet taste to it. Neat, it is a smooth spicy but sweet taste.
Always been a rum drinker, this has convinced me to add bourbon to the bar.
Loved it. Well balanced and flavorful.
Very sweet nose with honey, spice on the finish
I did not hate, nor thoroughly enjoy, the first few glasses I had. After the bottle aired out a bit I found myself wanting to drink it. I'm new to classier indulgence, thats about all I can comment at this time.
It’s fairly smooth lite burn on the back end. I taste some sweetness up front, possibly honey and vanilla. I’m no expert but I say a solid sipping burbon.
Just got a free bottle thanks to referring a friend which joined. Very pleasantly surprised. I never heard of it but this is a great bourbon. Subtle with just enough bite, great balance of sweetness and spice.
Great, smooth taste. Lower proof makes it easy for most everyone to drink, even if they drink it neat. Always a favorite at a party.
Very good on the nose and smooth from start to finish
very smooth, great taste
Good flavor with a slightly harsh finish, which was nice. Smooth and easy to sip on a nice, cool Maine summer evening.
Very smooth and easy to drink but still has a complex and interesting flavor.
Subtle; smells of flowers, Oaky, Earthy; smooth; umami? Heat but no burn; perfect for Danielle and a bit weak for Luke; gently hits the back of the tongue; sweet caramel, cocoa, vanilla.
I found the Breckinridge to have a great nose with mild nutty notes with a mild cinnamon. It had a great flavor however I found the Rey to over power the other flavors in it.
Smooth and graceful. Nothing intricate and that is perfectly fine. Preferred on ice.
Light bourbon, not to long on the finish. I liked the flavor, but it definitely isnt a bourbon I'd drink neat.
A good strong smooth bourbon. Nothing fancy.
Really tasty bourbon, definitely has a kick. Has more complexity than say the standard Maker’s Mark. But I am new to bourbon so what do I know...
Smooth not too sweet like a lot of bourbons
I preferred it on ice as opposed to neat. Ice brings out more subtle and softer flavors.
Not bad slightly oily. Got dried fruit a little honey on the nose. Spice all the way through the taste
This is an enjoyable bourbon. Easy to drink with a great spicy finish albeit a short one.
Overall fairly nice, but a bit on the syrupy side for my taste. Lots of honey.
I enjoyed this just before bed. Smooth and sweet with a bit of a kick. I’m sure this would couple nicely with a rich cigar or pipe.
I’m a scotch drinker dipping my toe in the world of bourbon. As a novice this needed an ice cube and time but after that is was full of flavor and paired nicely with a full bodied cigar
A great easy to drink bourbon
This was a good bourbon but I would have liked more flavor. It doesn’t have the depth that more of the popular bourbons have. The finish did have a little bite to it. Overall it was a good find and I’m glad I have added it to my collection.
Wow... Really smooth finish. It also has a light sweetness to it that makes it a very enjoyable drink to sip on.
I did very much enjoy this bourbon, it rolled smoothly through my palette.
This qas a very fine bouron. found it to be very smooth with a flavor that could be enjoyed.
Smooth, sweet, and warm. Very easy to drink.
Smooth and overall a good versatile drink.
Its very sweet and has a smooth finish.
Smooth. Lots of honey and vanilla. Once it opened up there was some definite spiciness on the back end.
Great! Very smooth and slightly sweet with hints of vanilla and honey. I would recommend this to a professional bourbon drinker or someone new to the club.
This was a pleasant surprise. I received it as part of the welcome box. Bright yet fleshed-out, this has body and pop at the same time. I picked up on more honey and spice than the banana indicated on the flavor spiral (that's a plus in my book). A well-rounded whiskey. Tasted in a Glencairn glass.
Very smooth and delicious. Nice and spicy undertones finish off with a delightful honey flavor.. Very good
Very tasty, very smooth! My wife liked it and she doesn't drink whiskey!
All I can say is WOW! This whiskey surprised me with is smooth and mellow taste. Definitely adding this one to my home bar.
The whiskey that got me hooked. It is incredibly smooth and it has a very prominent banana flavor. I will always have a bottle of it on my shelf and I highly recommend it for those new to whiskey.
A different blend on bourbon with good flavors, but a little too sweet for me
I thought it was very smooth.
Excellent. Very smooth
Very smooth great taste.
Really tasty stuff
Tried this one both straight and chilled with a splash of water. I immediately tasted the honey (even smelled it before tasting), felt the warmth, and tasted the spicy finish when I tasted it straight. Chilled with a splash, it became a little more harsh and not as pleasant. Definitely one of the tastier bourbons I've tried.
Sold bourbon. Strong honey and banana right up on the front palate. Probably better solo than used in cocktails as it's fairly mellow.
Love the banana and vanilla notes. Could have hoped for a little less toasty-roasty notes, but still a solid bourbon.
It was okay.
I very much like this Bourbon. I can’t claim I tasted all the little nuances, but I got some honey, sour dough, spice, and some roasty/toasty. I will be buying some of this. Quite delightful. Full disclosure: I had it over a couple of cubes.
The banana defenitely stands out. Hint of vanilla and a warm finish. Nose is mostly banana
Very smooth, however it was a little too sweet for my pallet.
It was VERY pleasant. I prefer mine neat and it has a remarkable flavor.
I am not a bourbon drinker, preferring Scotch. This whisky could convert me. This fine whisky.
Mmmm...and to that I say:
Aromatics: banana’s foster, marzipan, candied pecans and nutmeg spice.
Flavor: a little heat with spiciness ala cinnamon, whiskey bread pudding comes to mind too. I didn’t pick up on vanilla but edgy oak is there and quite nice. The finish is certainly as described though vanilla isn’t quite there for me. There is youth in this one, it could use some older blending but in general a nice livelier sipper that would probably do better with a few drops of water. I will grab bottle for the shelf.
It smells like pickles (in a good way!) and tastes like cinnamon (in a good way!). Big fan. I would buy a bottle for the home bar.
I enjoyed this very much. A little spicy for summertime. I’d buy this in the winter.
Buttery, sweet and smooth. Very easy drinking. Almost a dessert.
Spicy, roasted with the fruity finish.
Strong flavor with interesting, almost minty finish
Exemplary bourbon. Very drinkable. Lots of sweet notes like caramel, vanilla, and honey in the front, and some nice bite in the back. It drinks well neat at room temperature, or chilled with some extra flavor like a dash of bitters.
I love how smooth it is with no bitter aftertaste left on the tongue. I am new to whiskey and I am loving it!
I really liked the flavors from this bourbon. It was very easy to drink and the caramel notes really gave it an easy finish.
Very drinkable bourbon.
Smooth. Sweet aroma, quick taste of banana and honey (and maybe vanilla) followed by a warm toasty spice note.
Very good. Goes down really smooth. Great taste of honey and spicy.
Great bourbon, very smooth and tasty. I will be adding this to the bar.
Great bourbon on its own or mixed - I made it into an Old Fashioned, Boulevardier, or just mixed with fresh citrus. I'm not a whiskey connessuirre and I really enjoyed this, the bottle's almost gone and I would definitely order again!
Nice start of clove, vanilla and anise. Clean finish. Disappears off the palate quickly. Tastes a little hotter than the 43% alc/vol would suggest. Would be a great whiskey for my next Boulevardier.
nothing overly special, a little burn on the finish.
Deliciously aromatic with a lingering oaky finish!
It's good, but not my go to.
Smooth, sweet, and a delightful amount of vanilla
I really liked it! Made an old fashioned out of it and it was really smooth and tasty.
I both smelled and tasted the honey and banana in this offering. Little
legs and finish but pleasant notes on the palate.
Very smooth. Slight oak taste. Good taste for the price
Very smooth. Great deal. Lightly sweet, great body. Caramel/vanilla, lightly roasted.
Spice, apple, caramel, warmth. Like a fresh baked alcoholic apple pie. Bit of sting upfront and a lingering burn. Flavor profile is nice, but tastes young
As a longtime bourbon drinker this was a pleasant surprise. Good nose, flavorful without being raw, overall a great choice.
Light nose, vanilla, honey, apple?
Taste: not complex. Same as nose with some toasted bread.
Slightly bitter finish, not great.
Decent. Not worth $42.
Very smooth but realized I prefer scotch over bourbon
One of the most approachable and drinkable bourbons I have had. Great every-day bottle.
Corn on the nose, and a quick finish. More bite than expected given the flavor.
Just average. A lot of bite lacking flavor.
Smooth, easy drinking. Sweet and vanilla notes
Smooth, sweet and just plain delicious
I wasn’t expecting much since it was part of my free taste pack but ended up enjoying this one. Smooth and har really nice notes. Has a nice settled sweet flavor. Will add this bottle to my home bar
Amber color. Sweet and smoky with a smooth fruity finish
I imagine in a few years this will be a really great offering. The flavors are nice, just a bit subtle for my taste. A great after dinner for a friend that is new to whiskey.
Would be Excellent on the rocks
Sweet with a spicy finish
Sweet and spicy. A complex little bourbon
Stephanie enjoyed this spirit quite a bit. The sweet fruity flavors mixed with the spicy notes and ending with the vanilla honey finish made for an enjoyable glass.
Great for an every day bourbon. Silky smooth that does not over or underwhelm. Won't blow you away with richness or complexity but a really solid effort!
I could take it or leave it. Pretty bland in my opinion clearly a young whiskey.
Very smooth very light
Not bad, definitely could add this to my list of go to’s, especially with a nice ice ball
Smooth on the front and back end. Nice addition to the home bar.
Smooth with a robust flavor. Really enjoyed it!
Matches well with the flavor spiral, subtle spicy note at the end, not too sweet
Super smooth, one of my new favorites
Super smooth, even with very slight burn on finish. Yummy.
Very smooth the whole way through and even better on ice
Very full and complex flavor, but a little dry for my taste.
Wasn't a fan.
Very smooth and easy to drink.
This bourbon is completely different once it’s cut. Put in one small ice cube, wait 3 min, and magic happens. This grows on you as it goes down.
This bourbon is wonderful, smooth and sexy, with great flavor.
Definitely one of my top ten.
Don't miss this one, it does not disappoint.
Delicious bourbon with a hint of honey
Finish is too strong like rubbing alcohol
Solid vanilla sweetness up front caries through the taste. Finish is a bit short.
Alright taste, a little too strong to finish off.
Reminded me of Honey Nut Cheerios
This is a very solid bourbon! My wife and I enjoyed it very much. The Aroma is the only area where I can complain a little, however the taste is great. Very much a classic bourbon.
Very smooth and easy to drink.
Seems like a classic bourbon to me. Definitely some black pepper and smoke on the nose, with a bit of oak. Tastes of toast and a dash of honey along with tobacco and leather. Better than I anticipated, but still not my first choice in a sipper.
Smooth and very full of flavor
Such an amazing journey for the pallet from start to finish one of my new favorites
Spicy. Strong oak on the nose. Tastes of toffee and cinnamon.
Slightly sweet very good
Smooth. Flavorful. Would definitely buy again.
Surprisingly smooth. Well done!
Very nice rich scent. A bit spicy.
Honey and cherry up front- finishes with the spice notes- short finish. Beautiful color. I want to drink this next it a campfire.
Smooth and sweet, no bite. Like it better than Buffalo Trace and 1792, my normal every day nips.
Good nice tasting bourbon
Rich on the bottom end. Slightly spicy. Mild grassy finish. Would make a nice old fashioned.
This has an amazing nose, I could just hold this in my hand and take a sniff from time to time and be in heaven, but the flavor itself is weak in comparison. It has a good start and finish but it is very light and doesn't keep up with the promise it makes with it's scent.
Very smooth. Did not dissapoint.
I received a sample of this in my first tasting box. I enjoy bourbon and Breckinridge did not disappoint. I found the tasting notes were spot on. I would definitely consider ordering this in the future. Very smooth finish.
Very smooth without the after bite. Enjoy it very much. Will definitely be ordering again.
Very smooth without the after bite. Enjoy very much.
Really smooth. Honey and easy. Tasting notes from gift box are accurate.
Tasted from the intro sampler, wondering if I got the wrong whiskey. It was light and very young and simple, with a candy sweet aftertaste. It didn't look the same color as online.
Smoother than any Bourbon I have ever had. Definitely adding this to the home bar. Our favorite flavor thus far .
2 words...smooth and delicious!!!
Too much burn.
A lit of banana
I liked this because it was smooth and sweet. It didn't give me that gagging on alcohol effect.
Good when mixed with coke
Good honey flavor and sweet
A nice entry Bourbon for someone unfamiliar with a true Bourbon. It wasn’t bad but certainly not something I would buy a bottle of. I’m glad I was able to sample it without committing to a bottle
Nice and smooth taste. Good sweet finish. I like this bourbon.
Good smooth flavor
spicier than a lot.
Nose was amazing, exactly what I feel like a bourbon should be. Pretty smooth palate and finish.
Had it slightly chilled and really enjoyed the flavor.
A good bourbon. Much smoother when chilled or on ice.
Awesome bourbon. Smooth to the last drop! Great toasted notes along with sweet. Highly recommend
Great flavor with a smooth finish
It was good.
Smooth and amazing. Will purchase a full bottle!
Good nose and flavor. Can really smell the banana, vanilla, and bread. Like having a glass of banana bread
Really sweet. Super drinkable.
I actually enjoyed this. The honey note was surprisingly forward making the toasted warm flavours even out over my tongue for a smooth finish with a bit of oak. Worth a try.
Smooth. Flavorful but not overwhelming.
Decently sweetly okay, honey, nice aftertaste. Thanks for adding it to the welcome box. Would not buy for $44 per bottle.
Very smooth. Light honey and sweetness, a nice spicy finish
Drinkable but Nothing special here!
Nice flavor profile.
I didn’t care for this sample.
Very easy drinking and at a decent price. Great bourbon to have around for guests.
Enjoyed it, what you want and expect from a bourbon whiskey flavor profile
Has a bite not my favorite unless mixed with something
Not a bad bourbon. Tastes a lot like makers mark so I will stick with the maker's.
Sweet caramely notes at first and a smooth finish. Liked this one neat. A nice “everyday” bourbon for sure.
Good Bourbon with a little spice on the back end.
A little bite but we liked the cherry after taste.
Very nice needs a little age but very nice aroma, taste and finish
Smooth with a little bite on the tongue. Reminds me of the lotus flower bitterness. Quite numbing and flavorful.
Good bourbon, but a little too much bite for my pallet.
Great combination of sweet with spicy notes. Black cherry taste followed up at the perfect moment; like the levelling out at the bottom of a rollercoaster.
Drank neat from a snifter.
Sweet, smooth, and rye heavy. Good stuff.
Very nice, smooth finish
Nice and smooth very enjoyable !!
Solid bourbon with a forward honey caramel aroma. Little spice and vanilla in the flavor. Easy drinking.
Strong start and smooth finish. Notes of honey and banan.
Strongest banana taste I ever had, really liked that.
Very nice finish
Nice notes of caramel and a roasty finish. A little bit of a bite at the start but it finishes very smooth. I'd buy this one again!
Strong initial bite after the first taste it mellows.
Refined bourbon, interesting flavors, right amount of alcohol - would buy.
this had an execellent nose from time it was opened and didnt disappoint, heavy banana and vanilla after bite was gone. Very good taste, I will definately keep this on hand.
Rich caramel & honey with a smooth buttery finish and hint of spice.
Great Bourbon, similar to other bourbons I have tasted. Definitely got the spicy notes, slightly sweet, and the banana. Definitely one to try.
Tastes like spicy brown sugar but not sweet. Delicious.
Very well balanced whiskey
Nice taste. A bit of a bite. Enjoy sipping on ice
Smooth and fresh. Very easy drinking and goes well with just about any dish. Will definitely pick up another bottle.
Fruity banana nose. Nice and sweet taste. Smooth finish. This whiskey is a regular in my bar
All I could smell and taste was bananas.
Light, honey, good.
I found the flavor to be good, and bite moderate as well. I thought very similar to Knob Creek.
Interesting bourbon. You have an nice balance of banana and vanilla in the aroma. Taste wise, up front you are hit with a honey-like sweetness. It finishes with a spicy oak finish. My favorite out of the welcome box.
Banana notes, vanilla finish. Really drinkable
I’ve always considered bourbons to be too sweet and, as a result, prefer scotch. This bourbon, while still sweet, has pleasant flavors and has caused me to rethink my position.
Smooth and well balanced, honey and lightly sweet. Banana and vanilla on the nose. Very drinkable. Would make for a fun night with friends.
Very interesting, sweet honey-banana taste at the front with a spicy finish. Got this in my welcome basket.
Very smooth. Nice to drink neat. Not a ton of depth, but a good sipping whiskey.
Very good, sweet honey and vanilla spice. Roasted/toasted and bready afternotes. Smooth and enjoyable.
Amongst the tasting group, this was the most favored in the Tasting box
Nice & smooth. A touch of sweetness to it. No ice needed & much too good to mix with anything. Perfect on it's own, neat.
Smooth and sweet notes..a good utility to have on hand. Good to drink neat on its own but also good to mix with cider in the winter harshness. On the list to get a bottle.
Strong banana flavor on the palate with honey. The nose is like toasted bread
Like the kick at the finish
Nice nose, starts with good flavor but transitions to a very peppery spice before finishing kind of short and sweet. A little too cayenne for me.
Good. A little spice forward for my taste.
This was the first sampler I tried and unfortunately I tried it a few weeks ago. Since I'm still figuring this site out, I didn't realize I could write down my thoughts until... about an hour ago.
I liked this a lot. It was smooth and sweet. Nothing mindblowing, just a very good drink. It's on my "to buy" list, but I have lots of other things to try too. It was very good, but not, I think, very challenging.
This is very good, and is on my list to purchase.
Good solid bourbon, not my favorite, still earned every bit of 7 stars, very glad I got to try this.
Loved the honey finish. Very nice sipping whiskey.
Being a purest, I am aghast that this is a blended, perhaps overblend of other distilleries cast offs and left overs. Phooey on you for that. However, beside knowing that it is a nicely sweet, after asian food drinker. I wouldn't go out of my way to buy this. But then again I am a purest!
Smooth with a sweet honey finish. Pretty high standards to add a non-Kentucky made bourbon to my bar.
Very solid and smooth. The sweeter notes of honey, vanilla, and toastiness predominate. Not challenging or terrifically interesting. Just a very nice, drinkable bourbon.
I’ve yet to taste a better whisky.
Starts like a bourbon with notes of scotch flavor profiles. Definitely like the honey and sweet finish.
Smooth and yummy!
This is an easy sipping smooth bourbon.
I liked it...nice, easy to drink...great after taste. Could pick up the sweetness, but not at all overpowering.
It had less flavor than I had hoped for.
Harsh at first but after adding an ice cube and waiting three minutes or so flavors really mellowed out. Syrupy sweetness on the front, bite and peppery oak on the back. Not very smooth flavor transition - elements are overwhelming
Smooth good flavor
Warm taste with a splash of sweet honey and roasted flavor.
Nice and smooth. The hint of spice is not my favorite, but over all all very nice.
First drink from my welcome pack so we’ll see if my opinion changes over time.
A good Whiskey. It tasted similar to Jim Beam in my opinion. Just a bit smoother.
Smooth and nice but not much to it
Great flavor, smooth finish.
Just sweet enough with a taste of toastiness.
Toasted bread, honey, and pecan. Sweet and very drinkable but less complex than I typically look for in a sipping whiskey.
Very smooth with a hint of honey.
Nice spice. A bit thin on the back end - wanting a bit more complexity here. A bit sweet. Not quite as juicy as a Tennessee. Not as three dimensional as I'd want. But overall a good bottle.
Extremely smooth, honey and spice finish.
Honey and vanilla upfront with a spicy medium finish. It definitely grows on you!
Lots of honey and some banana. Easy to sip with a clean finish. While not as interesting as some, I could drink this as a go-to for any occasion.
Very smooth and delicious, could have been aged a few more years and it would have been perfect.
Just enough barrel to make this sweet water interesting. I’m afraid to add any more water for fear of it washing away. Lots of honey and I get the banana a bit.
Really surprised as I thought Stranahans was the king of Colorado, BUT totally digging this bourbon. Hats off to the distillery. Love the sweetness!!
I’m not usually “a sipper”. And I don’t usually go for Bourbon. However, I found myself surprisingly happy with this one. Very smooth. Honey is evident right off. Bit of a twang, but vanilla edges that out. This changed my mind about bourbons.
Very smooth and sweet bourbon. Easy drinking.
Has a sweet top feel and finishes with a slight spice. Surprisingly smooth with a sharp nose feel.
Good smooth bourbon. Great smell and good finish. Just the right amount of sweet.
A very drinkable bourbon. Best as a mixer.
Good and smooth, less depth than other bourbons, but very drinkable.
Absolutely love this stuff! smooth and refreshing across your breath. Can't wait to visit the distillery next month!
Very smooth - best bourbon that my wife and I have ever tasted. Dennis and Christine in TN
Smooth and sweet. Very light taste that could be good in a cocktail.
Nose: honey, corn, light oak
Taste: honey and corn,slight spice and banana, some cinnamon on the finish
Smooth up front with legs on the end. A mature whiskey with full flavors. Adding a bottle of this to the bar.....
New to the finer side of tasting. Enjoyed very much for first timer. Warm start with a slow roasting burn that makes you reach for more before you know it.
Didn’t really think it resembled a bourbon, tasted more like a rye whiskey. Better neat then in cocktails if you normally use bourbon for it.
It was good, but forgettable. Really stuck on the other whiskey that was in my tasting box as opposed to this one.
Pretty decent and very light. Not full of in-your-face flavors and that's perfectly fine.
Not my favorite bourbon. I can’t say it’s not solid, but nothing stood out about it.
Overall a decent bourbon. For me it was light and sweet on the nose. I definitely picked up vanilla, honey, and spice on the palette though it was a bit light for me. Going down it was smooth with just a hint of burn. Looking forward to trying their port cask finished bourbon.
Just received this in my sample pack. It was good, not great, but good.
I am no expert but I think in this price range, Four Roses single barrel and small batch are better for me. Elijah Craig small batch too.
Out of the 3 samples I received, this was our favorite. Nice flavor. Milder than the others. For the price I would recommend this.
Delicious bourbon. Good balance of sweet, Smokey, and fruity.
Sweet honey nose, goes down smooth and leaves a smoky taste.
A very nice bourbon , full of carmel ,very nice to sip on.
Best of the lot
Warm, smooth, caramel
Smooth, easy sipping..
Smooth and sweet. Good flavor.
Our favorite of the introductory trio. Very soft and sweet. My husband said "buttery" after the first sip.
I like this one.
Breckenridge Bourbon. Not my favorite bourbon. Tastes too young. Not undrinkable by any means, just not something I'd actively seek out.
Felt pretty much the same way!
Easy sipping. The notes of honey are noticed. Does not pack a big punch.
A decent bourbon but not as smooth or complex as many others. I think another year or two in the barrel.
Easy sipping. Not too spicy or overwhelming.
Really enjoyed the flavor from start to finish
Pleasant aroma with a smooth finish. Only a slight burn after
Enjoyable. A little dry for my taste. Great flavor.
Perfectly acceptable, but didn't stand up to Chieftan's 19 year.
Sickly sweet with rotten banana
Definitely purchasing this
nothing overly special, a little burn on the finish.
Best of the welcome box. Good bourbon, pretty smooth!
Flavorful and smooth
Sweet and a little thin.
This was a good whiskey
Sweet, tasty, very smooth.
Really smooth with a great flavor.
Smooth good flavor
First sample I tried in my welcome box. Tasty and very drinkable. A little on sweet end.
Sweet and smooth
Balanced and drinkable, maybe a little bit too sweet
Don’t normally like bourbons. More into Irish and Scotch whiskys. This was fantastic, though
Spice, vanilla, and fruit! A delicious sweet bourbon.
Smooth, clean, spicy. I'm a fan.
Wonderful nose. 10/10 on aroma. Got some peppery notes from the spicy part of the taste.
Good taste. Very nice spiciness with a fruitiness.
Strong banana and smoke flavors. Slightly too spicy for me, but still a great pour.
Very smooth . A must for home bar.
A lot of bite, with a burn finish.
Excellent florals and a smooth finish. Will order for sure
This is a high quality "meh" bourbon. I'd happily drink it in a bar. It would be on the top shelf in a bar but isn't holding a place on my shelf. The flavor profiles are accurate although I dont get any sweet honey flavors, more like the essence of honey. Good pour nonetheless.
Nice mellow full bodied spirit, with a little heat on the back end.
very smooth with a great taste. will be making another purchase of this bourbon.
Very smooth drink. Not what I expected. I’d definitely buy a bottle.
Delicious and smooth!
Much smoother than I expected. Very easy to enjoy neat.
Not bad. Definitely has a pretty unique flavor. I really like the nose on tbis.
Great Whiskey. I'm usually a single malt drinker. This bourbon has great flavor, almost a toasted honey sweetness, but not too sweet. Complex with great finish.
Decent whisky. It has a bite on the front that makes it somewhat of a chore to process the rest of the pallet. Overall not sure if I would opt for it again, but love the concept of the Breckenridge distillery.
I really liked this one. I dug the fact that I got a banana nut bread smell and taste.
Really enjoyed the complexity of this bourbon.
Sweet honey and vanilla nose and palette. Very slight warm spice finish. One of a large group of good middle of the road bourbons depending on your individual preferences.
Smooth and toasty.
Smooth and sweet.
Very smooth. I really enjoyed this. Would probably buy a bottle in the future.
Outstanding! Very smooth as others have mentioned. I think Flaviar nailed it with the tasting notes.
You will have a hard time finding a bourbon that's a smoother finish than this one! A top choice if you're looking for a drink to please the masses. Unfortunately if honey is not your go-to sweetener, you might not be able to pull the sweet taste of it out form the banana and bread. If that sounds like you don't pass this Breckenridge bourbon by it's still worth a taste just not a full bottle.
A bit of a strong “Kentucky hug,” especially in the mouth-feel, but overall great caramel notes
Probably one of the smoothest drinks I have had.
The caramel and honey come through - lovely nose! Long legs, if a bit rough. A good choice, but not my top.
About as smooth as I've tasted. My go-to liquor.
I’m not a bourbon fan the begin with. Breckenridge has good coloring and an aroma I could not identify well. The taste was a little too bitter for me and not as smooth as I expected after reading the above reviews.
Smooth, very enjoyable
Definitely get honey right off the bat! Spicy after tones and lingers with a smooth vanilla aftertaste. Overall not bad for sipping on the rocks.
Good solid bourbon. Not much complexity but satisfying.
Not as smooth as I expected but very flavorful.
Not very smooth and a bit too bitter for my taste.
Smoothness from the honey with several after flavors. A good sipping bourbon, would go well with ham dinner.
Can taste the honey
Nose: Honey. Vanilla. A touch of banana. Some oak in the background. A little muted spice. At just the right angle in the Glencairn, a touch of pleasant must.
Palate: More spice. Some cinnamon. Banana bread. Oakier on the palate than on the nose. The spice continues. There’s rye in this. It’s not present on the nose, but it’s there on the palate.
Finish: It’s short. Slight tannins. You’d think with the palate, there’d be more to the finish. All that’s left after a second or two is some bitterness from the rye.
A decent whiskey. I’d have given it another star with a better finish.
Heavy honey and vanilla notes with a short smooth finish. Good summer sipping whiskey. Should pair well with iced tea and a porch for a relaxing evening.
Nice. Very quaffable. Spicy on the back.
Very fine bourbon with a smooth finish.
Very smooth. Wish it had a larger flavor profit but a solid bourbon
Still new to bourbon but this one was good. I mostly tasted the vanilla and not much of a burn at all. I’d buy this
I liked this bourbon. It’s smells a little sweet and tastes sweet as well, but not as smooth as I like it.
Incredibly smooth with a wonderful flavors
Smooth on the front end with a spice bite on the back. It lacks taste.
Solid bourbon. Good spice to the taste. My impression was that it was better to mix in a classic cocktail than standing alone.
Smooth finish, flavors are distinguishable. Overall good whiskey that I would recommend for a casual get together.
Very syrupy mouthfeel with nice honey notes. Good for sipping straight.
Smooth. Clean. Just like a bourbon should be!
Love this product!
Smooth bourbon with just a hint of honey sweetness.
Tried it neat. Some spice and some sweetness but a bit subdued for my taste. It was ok.
This has a nice and pleasing taste that can be appreciated, though reminds me a bit of burner (cocktail) bourbons that aren't as sophisticated. That said, I enjoyed it neat (with the heat) and with ice to open and cool. I think simply because of price tier vs quality I'd pass on it for my home bar vs more preferred brands in the same $ range. Though I won't deter from a reminder while out and about. Cheers!
Soft and sweet, not much spice.
Wonderful experience for all the senses!
Love this! Very smooth and it tastes like roasted honey. If roasted honey existed.
Nice touch of spice but does have a little harsh front. Smooth finish.
Good honey notes, little harsh on the front but smooth finish
Good every day bourbon has a little bite
Loved it! Smooth, sweet with a touch of spice.
Sweet notes not overwhelming. Smooth.
Good honey sweetness but not overwhelming. Notes of spice at the finish and fruit throughout. Enjoyed it neat but really opened up with just a little water.
Love it. Good and smooth with a little heat at the end.
Liked the caramel flavors, smooth drinking and easy on the palate. A good addition to my line of whiskeys.
Decent, but not great. The flavor was a bit weak... pepper and spice is apparent throughout. It opens up a bit with a dash of water, but is still lacking. Better bourbons are available for less.
Not very smooth. Slightly sweet. A little spicy. Not sure I would seek this one out specifically.
It was pretty good
A little hot and peppery on its own, but a little water and this whiskey changes character completely and is very, very drinkable. There’s a malty fruitiness and rye spice storm going on here and while it’s a little chaotic I found myself coming back for more. An interesting choice and one I would come back to again.
Little bite, honey flavor, oak and slight spices.
Solid, I try and keep a bottle around in the home bar.
A nice and solid, well rounded bourbon that will certainly make its way into my home bar.
Sweet, caramel, smooth
This bottle really shocked me! I was expecting something similar to another Colorado Whisky I had! This was gas superior! Definitely will be added to my home bar!
Definitely get the honey & sweetness right off the bat. Good amount of spice on the back end.
Smooth with a sweetness in the aftertaste. Great for a Manhattan.
Damn good, solid yet smooth and toasty with a nice caramel-like finish!
Definitely would recommend this bourbon. Slight Smokey flavor up front with bite at the end. Would buy again.
Very much a good solid bourbon. Nothing overtly struck me in the nose, but it went down smooth and had a kick in the after bite.
Smooth. Will get a bottle
Smooth drink, you can smell the rye and barley easily it it has a nice finish.
Goes down pretty smoothly. Unfortunately, the taste wasn’t too much to my liking. Not enough bite to it. Overall not bad though.
Relatively smooth but didn’t have the flavor I prefer. Still a good, solid bourbon.
Dont drink bourbon too often, but this was very smooth. I will definitley be buying this in the future
I enjoy the smooth taste
Decent starter bourbon, great for mixed drinks.
Delightful is the first thing that comes to mind. I am not a Bourbon drinker, but would definitely drink again. Smooth and not overwhelming. I got alot of banana in the aroma and taste.
Harsh taste. Not as smooth as I thought it would be. I’ve had better bourbons
Just a good, decent bourbon. Flavors are nice with not too much sweetness. Price is pretty good too. A nice bottle to keep around the house.
One of my all time favorite bourbons. The nose is sweet and intoxicating even my wife who isn’t a whiskey drinker enjoyed this spirit immensely. The flavors of toasted bread, honey, and vanilla with the sweet and spicy finish kept me coming back for more. I will most definitely be buying more of this.
slightly sweet, gets spicer with a few drops of water. Hot for its proof
nice sweet bourbon
I love this bourbon, it has a smooth start with a good strong finish. I used whiskey rocks just to chill it slightly and it really enhanced its taste
Definitely a favorite. Well balanced flavor. Fairly smooth with caramel and vanilla. Some oak taste but not too strong.
This was in my welcome
Box and was pleasantly surprised with how much I loved it! I live in Colorado and am so excited to buy this and get onboard with the brand!
Not bad, not a home bar pick though
Smooth start and good finish. Better than I thought it would be.
Very good. Heavy on the honey and a great every day drink.
Really smooth but almost too smooth. Feels like the spicy bite at the end is simply hiding. Its smooth but maybe it’s too smooth? Can’t tell if this makes me really like it or really be unimpressed. I’d happily keep this in the bullpen especially at its cost but I don’t know thug id seek it out.
Smooth and easy to drink. A good bourbon to introduce new people to the spirit
Not my cup of tea. Tastes great, strong burn going down.
Easy drinking with full flavor.
Smooth with a little sweetness. Easy to drink
Sweet. Easy to drink. Not bad. Not great. Not complex.
Easy to sip
Very smooth and can drink often
Smooth with a sweet finish. I’m more of a scotch person but this is pretty good for a bourbon.
Blind, I could definitely recognize this as bourbon so that is a good sign. I grew up in Colorado but lived in Kentucky for 6 years so that’s where I picked up the bourbon bug. I get vanilla, honey, sweetness. It’s got a little burn on the finish.
Very drinkable, the vanilla notes are a nice touch and really pull it together
Nice and smooth with a spicy finish. Definitely noticed a banana bread scent but without much sweetness didn’t come through in the taste. Got better with a bit of water but I really didn’t like it over ice, lost so much of its flavor.
Tasted like any generic bourbon found for $15 at a grocery store.
I thought this went down very smoothly. I enjoyed this one
spicy but smooth. I liked it on the rocks. Not so much neat. You can taste the honey. It's light and has a short, easy finish. It was my favorite of the three whiskey's in the Welcome Box.
Very mellow bourbon.
Warm, smooth, mellow honey.
Not a rockstar but very easy to drink.
This is definitely different -mellow yet very warm and flavorful. A very drinkable bourbon for those who like a little spicy bite at the end.
Nice traces of honey, bread, spice, and dried fruit. Smooth with spicy finish and bite!
Unique taste,very nice
not my favorite. nothing really stood out for me. definitely not bad for the price, i wonder how this would go in an old fashion
Smooth and easy drink. No overbearing scent or taste and smooth aftertaste.
has a distinct bourbon flavor but is sweet and smooth.
Toasted wood, honey & apricots on the nose. Taste of honey with some allspice, and a short finish. Overall very nice bourbon, and a pleasant drink.
Smooth, and not too caramel-y. Very nice
Confirms again that good bourbon can be made places other than Kentucky, but there is still plenty of room for maturation and producing a higher quality product for the price point.
Toasted with a light vanilla tone. Smooth. Very little bouquet.
Just a good bourbon, definitely but a bottle
It’s sweet and I like the notes of banana and vanilla. I don’t really enjoy spice or roasted flavor hence the lower rating, but good stuff.
Very smooth, great for nose and very subtle finish!
Very smooth and sweet with a little spice. Delicious finish. I don't like most bourbon hence the low stars, but it's objectively a great drink.
Great flavor and bold
Good for mixing not for sipping
Good flavor and could drink it neat.
Smooth with good flavor over the rocks
Deliciously floral aroma and then powerful flavors of honey and spice with a smooth finish. When I first tried this whiskey I thought it was going to be a lot pricier than it is. Dangerously good.
Love it. Poured it over ice was very refreshing.
Good flavor, but one heck of a bite
Was a little peppery to taste
Worth getting again
Quite the bite from the alcohol. Overpowers the honey notes. Expected it to be smoother, but it’s quite harsh. Glad I tried it, but wouldn’t stock in my home bar.
Easy drinking; the banana and honey notes are predominant. Slightly sweet.
Unexpected and unpleasant bite for the cost. Interesting to try but wouldn’t stock.
I was apprehensive about joining the club and was afraid I would only get samples that weren't even close to my preferences. After receiving the welcome box, I was surprised. Although my initial thought was "OMG", the box wasn't exactly what I would have purchased, I quickly fell in love with the Breckenridge Bourbon. So much so that I ran out to a local store and got a bottle immediately. I will purchase from the club next time however (the price is less at club level too).
This bourbon is not your typical bourbon. It's not overpowering or full of flavors that get in the way of the experience. It's smooth and literally taste like it came from the the pure snow melt flowing from the mountains of Colorado. The banana and vanilla mixes for a hint of sweet, almost like you mixed a little honey in, but definitely not overpowering. Add a splash of water on the rocks to really bring it to its full potential or pour it in your favorite cola, both are sure to please.
It was similar in taste to a Tennessee Honey by Jack Daniels but with a stronger vanilla flavor.
excellent flavor, just a splash of water really brings out the flavors
Strong flavor, toasted, bread, roasted
New to whiskey in general and while I haven’t developed a refined palate for it yet, this is a very smooth and drinkable selection from the welcome pack
Good bourbon. Notes of honey and fruit without being overpowering. No overpowering banana flavor.
I love that it has a bold honey flavor. Very smooth and bold throughout each sip.
Very good bourbon. You get that sweet honey shown on flavor spiral and then the spice comes in the end. Extremely smooth. Nice to let sit in your mouth before you swallow to really taste. One of my new favorites.
Just a whiskey. Nothing truly exciting or special.
The nose is full of candied herbaceous aromas like pine sap and birch beer soda. It runs across the palate lightening fast leaving the flavor of warm, flat coca-cola. I liked at first but on a second look its only aight.
Really nice bourbon with sweet taste. Not as nice, smooth finish as the Jefferson’s ocean aged at sea cask strength, but very nice and drinkable.
It might be because it's my first taster, but I really enjoyed how the aromas and flavors came through on this one. It's a bit sweet for my personal tastes, but I wouldn't turn down a glass.
This was just ok for me. I would drink it again but wouldn’t buy a bottle for my bar.
Smooth and light, a very gentle bourbon.
Part of welcome pack and I will say that the flavor spiral is pretty damn close. It took me some time with the banana. For me, it was not front and center and actually wasn’t until after the spicey finish that lingered rather pleasantly, subsided. While I was comparing with the spiral and thinking it really was smooth with one small cube of ice... banana popped into my taste. 😆 Bourbon tasting with Flaviar is really fun and I do think Breckinridge is nice, but might be a bit pricey. I will probably try again in not too distant future.
Smooth and tasty even straight. Little Pricey.
Very Smooth and satisfying its sweet but not over the top.
smoother and gentler than I expected and my wifes favorite out of the welcome box 3
Coming back for more!
Great, consistent bourbon. Nice spicy notes
Love the spice at the tail end, but a little sweeter then we wanted
Smooth, warm, quiet easy to drink
The honey and toasted notes made this blend and nice sipper. The vanilla came through perfectly and the finish was very smooth. Really like this and it got better with every sip.
Definitely on the sweet side. Not sure it would mix well for a Manhattan or Ild Fashioned. But, enjoyable for a tasting.
Drinks well neat. Balanced bite that fades with a flavorful vanilla
Solid bourbon - definitely taste the vanilla and honey, sweeter than my preference, but smooth.
Very smooth,a perfect drink to sit and sip in the evening...
Smoother than expected but a nice sweet aroma aftertaste. Good for a after dinner drink.
Enjoyed this from the intro tasting kit. Nice and smooth. Likely to be added to my cabinet as an “always around”.
Vanilla and oak notes, smooth drinking and lingering burn, loved it.
Pretty good. A little too sweet for my taste though
Loved it! One to sip and enjoy after work for sure!
On the sweeter side, good for an after dinner dessert
Simple but solid - caramel and vanilla on the nose and taste
Good flavor, but super sharp finish
Some notes of caramel. Smells like vanilla - very sweet smell. Strong afterburn. It is a weaker taste than smell. Buttery (with water) - like a thick dessert, a pound cake.
So smooth and still full flavored.
A bit too sweet for my taste, but smooth.
Very smooth. Slight hint of honey on the back end. One of my favorites
Smooth and delicious.
Love this Bourbon. My lovely wife is a Jack Daniels fan and she prefers this over Jack!
I was pleasantly surprised. It has slight honey smell with wood undertones .Didn't taste any lamb,thank goodness.
Smooth finish, honey in the front
Good but a bit spicy.
The fresh banana and vanilla is unmistakable and pleasant. Tried this bourbon neat and with a 1/.5 splash of room temperature water, allowing it to open up a bit. Was enjoyable either way. Smooth and with minimal bite on the back-end.
Really good bourbon and wouldn't mind added a bottle to the home bar, one bit.
Smooth. Great finish.
Good stuff. Smooth and sweet
This was delicious, a solid 7. A hint of sweetness with just a little bite. I don't know that I'd run out just to pick up a bottle but I definitely wouldn't be embarrassed to have it in my home bar.
Great. Loved the note of honey.
very smooth with hint of sweetness.
This was okay. Not bad but I have had better bourbons. Sorry, I live in Tennessee and good bourbons are common here. This is okay but I would not be a go to for me.
A delicious little treat! Sweet smell of honey and banana, but it doesn't taste overly sweet like the Crown Royal gimmicks.
Soft caramel and chocolate on the nose. Smooth and luscious in the mouth. The caramel lingered on the finish.
Great bourbon, I've had a few CO whiskeys. Really enjoyed this one. First thing to come to my mind when I tasted was the vanilla and honey. Smooth and not overly sweet.
Very smooth finish. Smokey taste.
First thing I tried out of the welcome box! Smooth, sweet at first spicy as it rolls off your tongue. Damn good bourbon.
My first tasting kit so I was a little impatient. Cracked open vial and stuck it right to my nose. First scent was strong alcohol and small sip was bitey on tongue (I should know better that to be in a rush). After I reigned it in and let it breath for a few minutes it was delightfully smooth and sweet.
Good Bourbon, finishes well
Reasonably smooth, easy to drink. A nice intro to the welcome box.
Loved this was very smooth with a great taste!! Good to pour a few fingers sit back and relax.
like candy smooth yet complex first sip no spice and gets warmer in your mouth with sweet notes of cream/icing and finishes with you having a big smile on your face
Like it a lot, notes heavy vanilla with honey sweetness
Good Bourbon, finishes well
This one has a spicy bite which is not my cup of tea. Reminds me of red hots.
Light rye spiciness
This bottle would pair well when smoking a cigar on a patio in the cold winter of the Colorado Rockies. The bite and proof come through strong so if you're a fan of Scotch with complexity and bite this could be more up your alley. The overall spiciness was too much for me but your mileage may vary.
This was good, could tast the banana will probably add a bottle to my bar.
Solid whiskey, clean finish. At the beginning the honey is dominate, and you catch a little cherry at the end.
A little too sweet for my taste.
Honey and cherry over the palate, very spicy finish. Bit too much so for me
Reads clumsy, with lots of naked alcohol and not as much complexity as I'd hoped.
Very nice flavor , especially the spice notes. Might be my favor so far.
Really good. Really smooth.
I new to rating bottles and may not have a complex palate so my systems is the following
1-2 stars give away or re-gift
3-5 keep-out front for avg drinker & relatives
6--8 share with a friend
9-10 Keep your grubby hands off
this was a solid 9 for me.
Very smooth taste, has a little burn on the end, but overall a very good bourbon.
Fruity, some vanilla, and a little alcohol burn. Not bad, I’d consider having a bottle around once in a while.
Pretty good stuff. I wish the tasting sample would have been much bigger. I'm definitely getting a bottle of this.
Complex with roasted malt and vanilla. A bit hot but good to taste this one again
Very spicy if you let it sit for long. Tried neat and it was pretty good, but slightly overwhelming.
I am new to the tasting and review thing, so, I based my value on couple things 1 st would I give as gift to get ride of, 2nd would recommend, 3rd would I share with a buddy, 4th keep your damn hands off! This for me is close to keep your damn hands off !
Strong. Just a tad sweet but strength overpowers that
Fairly smooth with a burn at the end. The oak and rye definitely come through
It smelled sweeter than what came across, less flavor came through and it was a strong alcoholic taste compared to others
It's a great bourbon
Great taste of vanilla and oak. Finished well with a slight burn
A bit harsh at first, but with a splash of water the flavors revealed.
Solid but not amazing
Good flavor not to rough
Love the smell and initial taste. Strong roasted taste.
I've had this bourbon many times and it never disappoint. The toasted honey flavor up front is pleasant with a smooth alcohol burn on the finish. Solid, sweet, bourbon.
I got a cinnamon note off of it. I’m not a fan of cinnamon so not for me.
Great bourbon. Will be adding this to my bar.
Very smooth and drinkable, but lacked in spice and flavor.
A good bourbon for the price. Still trying other labels, but I could see this in my bar in the future.
Came in my tasting box starter pack. Quite good, meets expectations of what a bourbon should be.
First time trying and loved it. Had it again at a local farm to table dinner event that included a whiskey pairing with this being one of them. Very smooth. Great for summer and definitely want to add this to my whiskey collection.
Notes of honey, smokey and definitely tasted the banana. Not my go to, but worth the occasional tast.
Pretty good. Comfortable and smooth with Hints of floral and citrus
Good but not great
This is my go to bourbon
A good drinking whiskey, lacking that special punch.
I felt the banana notes were overwhelming. Overall a bourbon I would not turn away!
For the price there's not many complex whiskeys like this one. Good start and notes of maple syrup and vanilla lend way to a smooth finish. Like a good woman it leaves you wanting more and when it's gone you quickly look for another. One I'll come back to for sure.
A fair product, but not something I would buy a bottle of.
Started nicely but fell off although not drastically. Subtle strong sides and sweet enough to make me smile. Not too sweet though. Probably wouldn't order it myself but wouldn't turn it down if offered.
on the nose caramel, cocoa, smoky, sweet, On the palate harsh burn cocoa, caramel, bread, long finish warming it not favorite
Great flavor. One of my favorites so far
Very smooth. With a rich after taste.
Amazingly smooth with a great flavor profile
Very smooth. Good gateway.
Best neat. Easy sipper with ice
Okay, but not for the price.
About the same as all bourbons, just had more burn going down than I’m used to.
I first tried neat, then with a splash of water, then mixed with Coke. This is a good tasting bourbon, but not really distinguishable from most of the other mid level bourbons out there. Nothing really stood out.
Smooth. Little sweet nice finish on the spice. Can't taste the banana it claims but the toasted honey is there.
Honey, vanilla, roasty
Nice sweetness but sharp bite.
Too much of a bite for me
I enjoyed this bourbon. It had just the right amount of sweetness.
Very impressive, for a bourbon. Not too sweet, not too punchy. Strong banana notes, which I enjoyed.
Harsh. Very spicy.
Too much honey
Really enjoyed this bourbon. Smooth smoky finish.
Honey, honey, honey! It was almost too sweet for me. Honey on the nose and almost overwhelming on the palette. The Vanilla came through but that was it for me. More chest feel than the other two in this box maybe from the spice, not high on my bourbon list as I prefer them a little less sweet.
Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Smooth with an easy finish.
Very smooth, good hint of honey, good drinking summer bourbon
Good nose, taste is spicy and lingers, long legs, golden/lemon color.
The spicy notes overwhelmed the honey/vanilla flavor.
Smooth carmel but spicy ending
This is a fantastic high rye bourbon! The mash bill lends a lot of character and spice. If you enjoy high rye bourbons, or find most bourbons boring, this one should change your mind.
Very Smokey, it could be a little overwhelming, but good.
What a great bourbon!
This bourbon lacks body & flavor. It’s not even a nice neat sipping bourbon
A fine example of bourbon. Nothing that blew me away, but something I could easily sip on throughout an evening.
Solid, entry-level Bourbon at a good price point. A bit spicy when drinking neat, and the best flavors get a little lost when drinking with a cube, but a good bourbon regardless.
good bourbon. loved the smooth finish. would definitely buy.
Good but had a bite that needed a bit of water
Least preferred of samples but solid. Unlikely to buy.
Flaviar has opened new doors for me, and this sample was a hit. Smooth, yet had some bite. All you need is some rocks to accent this bottle.
Immediate honey and banana on the palate neat, followed by a subtle spiciness. Chilled, the spice diminishes and flavors blend better.
This was pretty good. It's got a heckuva spice, but I dig it. Great flavor and aftertaste.
This I like.. You can really taste the banana and the vanilla notes and there is a nice spiey nip to it. The spice is not too strong and finishes smoothly. the honey tones add the perfect sweetness to it. The nose does detect the smokeness but it doesn't translate too strongly into the flavor. I will definitely purchase more of this....
Ultra solid bourbon from Colorado. It’s a go to for me in Wyoming where selection and variety is often limited. Very drinkable with a delicious flavor profile.
Good and strong with smooth after taste
Smooth, pleasant flavor
A fine bourbon, spicer than I anticipated. I did like the honey, and banana bread notes I got on the nose but I wasn’t all that thrilled with the taste. Not saying it wasn’t good, perhaps I just expected something different. I wouldn’t not hesitate to poor this for a friend and be confident they would enjoy it.
Best of the bunch
I enjoyed this Bourbon. Full of flavor with a subtle sweetness. Smooth, warm and delicious. This could be a future purchase for my bar at home.
I saw honey and toasted on the flavor profile. I didn't taste the honey much, but toasted absolutely.
Complex yet smooth. Closest thing to heaven in a bottle that I have found.
I have never particularly cared for Bourbon. I have always been more of a fan of the single malt scotch. That being said this bourbon is fantastic. delicious to the last drop. It sits on the tongue and the flavor spiral takes you on a beautiful ride of sweet vanilla all the way to oak heaven. I will be keeping a bottle of this at the bar at all times.
Very good Bourbon! It has a very strong sweet aroma, and the flavor matches. Syrupy and thick, but it was a good blend of molasses, maple, and brown sugar sweetness complimented by subtle oakiness, pure vanilla bean, and a hint of apple. It has a bit of a strong burn on initial taste, as the whiskey flows over the tip of the tongue. But that mellows out quickly.
Vanilla and spice in the nose with a strong honey taste. I got a very small bit of vanilla but more of the toasted and fruit notes towards the end. With a little bit of water the fruit becomes much more prominent in the nose and the honey is mixed with a subtle banana flavor, the toasted notes become more subdued. The more you drink the more the peppery flavor becomes apparent. All in all a very good bourbon.
Hands down my favorite bourbon. Smooth and complex with a velvet finish.
Nice honey flavor with slightly spicy finish. Going to buy a bottle to fully appreciate this bourbon with a good cigar.
I would buy it in the actual bottle in a heartbeat and it doesn’t need a chaser.
This was my first spirit in the box that I tasted; it was sweet to me at first then I started tashing the subtle spice.
I found this to be very spicy. I expected a smoother finish based on other reviews and the flavor spiral
Decent bourbon. Nice character.
Breckenridge is the Best Bourbon I have had in a while! It is smooth and the soft sweet vanilla and cinnamon is just lustfully delicious.
Good not great- better in cocktails than on its own Doubt I will but this again
Really nice finish, however not extraordinary. Comparable to Bulleit Bourbon which I really enjoy but this is at a higher price point.
I loved it! Easy to sip, had a lot of complexity but still very smooth. I’m definately adding it to my bar. It was my favorite of all the three testers.
Slightly spicy nose, it starts off spicy but finishes with very sweet notes of vanilla and cinnamon sugar. As it sits on your tongue it grows in sweetness
Yummy! Had good bite and good flavor.
I enjoyed the vanilla, honey and light oak undertones of this bourbon. I've had bourbons I like more, but I would definitely keep this in my bar for mixing. It's nice and smooth.
Solid, yet not extraordinary. I'd drink it again, but there are others worth moving on to.
I was lured in by the “awards” so I was disappointed. Just ok. Might be worth it at lower price point. Much better options out there for $50-60
Kind of plain, not as complex as I would like. Too smooth.
Toffee and vanilla on the nose. A little spice on the finish— which is smooth. I’ve been wanting to try this for a while. Quite happy with it.
Enjoyed this! Nice notes of fruit and an easy sipper.
Light honey/caramel sweetness with a very smooth finish.
The honey and toasted combo is a real treat and something unique. The nose is kinda common but the finish is really excellent.
Smooth and easy, definitely would have again.
Very smooth and enjoyable. I would buy.
I enjoyed the smooth sweetness of the initial taste. Has an easy finish, not to strong at the finish. I have a bottle in my bar right now.
This is definitely in my personal top ten bourbons. It has a nice bite, but a very nice finish.
Came with my welcome kit and I really enjoyed this. Very smooth and rich.
This was one of my first samples and I fell in love with it! Very smooth with a hint of honey makes this a great unwinder after a days work!
Been wanting to try this so I was excited that it was part of my welcome pack.
Toffee, caramel, vanilla, bourbon sweet and rye on the nose. Palate of stewed fruit, creme brûlée, sweet, oak, rye or toasted bread. Medium finish of mild spice oaky vanilla.
There are better bourbons out there but they are hard to come by. Terrific bourbon overall. I can see why it won gold at the 2011 Wine and Spirits International Competition.
I have this in my bar currently. While not the very top of my go-to list, it's certainly not anything to turn my nose up to. I just happen to have other bourbons that I prefer of this.
A lot of flavor. A lot of bite to it. Strong banana notes are fun.
Smooth is an understatement, but it still has plenty of bite to leave you satisfied.
First time that we tired this very smooth.
Smooth with great flavor. Will always keep a bottle of this in my bar.
Smooth like the favor get with my cigar and sitting around the fire pit. My people like it with there cigar really smooth going down for all of use.
All sweet and smooth and friendly. Tried Breckenridge several years ago and remember liking it, though I was early in my journey into Bourbon. This sample from the welcome box was a nice surprise and I immediately exclaimed "ooh...Honey! Vanilla! And...banana?" It was only about five minutes later that I grabbed the tasting notes card that came with it and saw Flaviar's notes, in order: Honey, vanilla and banana. Definitely enjoyed it the most of the three samples in the Welcome Box and would say it's a pleasant, easy sipper, as well as a decent bourbon to introduce to novice whisky drinkers.
Quite tasty, very smooth!
Nice, smooth,and flavorful. This would be a gateway to bourbon for rum drinkers. I prefer something a little more spicy. Add an ice cube or two, and it's dessert. Gimme Kentucky Straight.
Pretty good bourbon overall.
This came in the welcome box. A nice sipper with a cube of ice. It will likely be in my cart soon.
This came in my welcome box and was really not to my liking.
Loved the taster so much that I bottle a bottle! Go figure. ;-)
I enjoyed this one very much and was surprised by where this was made.. my home state. The honey and vanilla were very present to me with a nice spicey finish. I will definitely add this one tomy shelf!
I definitely enjoyed this one. It smelled intimidating and spicey. But it turned out to be a sweet flavor bomb of fruit and honey.