Breckenridge Bourbon blended by Flaviaristas for Flaviaristas.
Breckenridge Distillery is nestled high in the Rockies at an altitude of 9600 feet, which makes it the World's highest distillery. They've been around since 2007, but if you saw their achievements, you'd think they established the distillery somewhere in the 19th century. They won more than two dozen awards, including the "Distillery of the Year" accolade — twice! Breckenridge is a force to be reckoned with.
Their best-selling flagship Bourbon blend is a flavorful fantasy, but it was time to get it a fun Flaviar member cover. A handful of Flaviaristas gathered at Breckenridge for a blending match. The team led by the Master Distiller Hans Stafsholt created the winning blend (chosen through blind tasting) and this is it. 50% of the expression is Breckenridge Bourbon with selected barrels carefully added to create this marvelous blend. Only 480 bottles were made, which makes it a true rarity. The fresh green apple nose and lush chocolaty palate came together during an evening of camaraderie and creativity. Perfect for Breckenridge-heads and collectors.
I liked the bottle. I'm unsure where its currently located, obviously in the house, but well behind almost everything else. I really wantef to like this whiskey, but to me, it seems young as well as lacking in anything significant enough to impress me.
However, there are many whiskies I enjoy that nany of you would dislike. I will try this again and perhaps after having been opened and breathed, it's character will have changed. Worse case, it'll make a fine cocktail for someone who doesn't know the difference. That one person you have to painfully entertain in spite of their dislike for good whiskey.
8/10: Very good! Great for neat and Old Fashioned mixes. Doesn't overpower a mix or underdeliver on flavor. The apple and butterscotch on the flavor profile are true, as is the rye spiciness on the finish. Very good overall. Feb 2021.
Very good and smooth! Butterscotch and slight touch of spicy rye flavor cones through. No harshness in this at all. Would get another bottle.
Good flavor, very smooth drinking
Easy drinker with smooth and flavor aftertaste.
Smooth and sweet (but not too sweet). Enjoyable finish without a bite.
A good deep flavor with a nice sweet richness
we enjoyed this blended reserve very much. It may well be a staple in our bar !
This is a very nice bourbon, I thoroughly enjoyed every last drop!!
I don’t look a gift horse in the mouth. That said, I felt this bourbon was a bit light and smooth. Liked the butterscotch notes and think it’ll be better for mixing than straight up.
Very nice bourbon! To be honest, it's perhaps a bit too smooth for my personal taste, though very enjoyable. While it's certainly excellent "neat", it makes a great Old Fashioned!
Very enjoyable bourbon. Very smooth and not as biting on the tongue assume that I have had. Will definitely purchase.
Sorry for the typing error. Not as bitting as some not assume. I despise auto correct.
This is a smooth Bourbon with a hint of Rye. Perfect for neat sipping or maybe a cube. Loved it
Beautiful blend. Smooth finish. Excellent all around. Best neat.
Very good blended Bourbon Whiskey! For the price there is no burn and nice flavor very impressed!
Being from Colorado, I really wanted to rate this higher. I found it to be a bit too sweet for my tastes, but it is very much in line with the standard Breckenridge flavor profile. I like a bit more spice, but that's just me. Still a very nice bourbon.
Really nice flaviar selected bottle. Will repeat.
Very smooth no ice needed..
Really nice. A bit of spiciness is great.
When this is available again you must try it, no joke it is wonderful
Do believe I have a new favorite. Smooth with great taste. Definitely have to pace myself with this one. Perfect sipping on the rocks
Very pleased with this one. Very nice blend. Good straight up or with a mixer.
Every time I drink this I enjoy it more.
Bourbon was good, but had a sour aftertaste.
Nice and smooth, a little sweet. Wonderful by itself or mixed with Diet Coke
One of my new favorite vodkas
Nice Bourbon. Surprisingly smooth. A little sweet but not too much. I would recommend.
It has a bit a wood char flavor with a spicy after taste. Some caramel notes on the palate. I am a big fan of Breckenridge Whiskeys, but I prefer their port cask finish bottle.
This reminded me of Makers Mark which I really enjoy, but with a spicy finish.
i did not think it had as much flavor as other premium brands.
Smooth and easy on the nose
Excellent bourbon. Picked up some butterscotch on the nose, very pleasant. Enjoyed the somewhat sweet taste (picked up caramel, apple and something fruity that I couldn’t quite place) and the spice in the finish. Would definitely grab another bottle of it were available.
It’s pretty good.
Damn solid whiskey. Smooth, sweet caramelly-apple that rounds out to something darker. I am assuming that is the port finish coming out. Spiciness in there but not like a rye.
Can you say smoooooooth with a nice coco finish.
Good Bourbon, not as smooth as I tend to prefer.
A solid whiskey, worth a try and won’t disappoint
This one really grew on me...first hit was ok, but over the coming days I kept enjoying the flavor of this one more and more. Now I’m just wishing I could order another bottle of this blend.
Very smooth. I love the Carmel and spice notes. I will be keeping this stocked in my home bar!
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Absolutely love the smoothness of this special blend. Anticipation from the time I purchased this special blend, till I was able to take my first sip, I could only imagine what I was to experience. From the great under tone of green apple 🍏 on the nose, to the sweetness of chocolate on the palette, and finishing with a nice spiciness, Breckenridge Flavair Blend is an excellent addition to my young collection of fine Bourbon. Sláinte! 🥃
One of the best bourbons I’ve ever tasted! So smooth! I finished it without sharing. I would get this again for sure!
The reserve is defiantly a cut above the standard. A great go to for me.
Very nice sipping bourbon, very smooth!
Likes this one! Good flavor and fairly smooth finish too. Good sipping option.
Unbelievable value, amazing taste and finish. One of the best values out there.
One of my favorites.
This is an excellent bourbon, with the notes of vanilla and caramel, you can taste the deep richness of the wood it was aged in. The middle notes were sweet, and had a smoothness to it that suggested that it was aged longer than the bottle said. All in all it is a good bourbon. I would buy it again.
A nice blend I found smoother and sweeter than original Breckenridge. It went superb as a Manhattan base.
Let's just say it was different than other blends like Blade and Bow. My son and I thought it somewhat peety with a licorice-ish finish. But, my son-in-law loved it and he was happy I gave it to him to finish.
I get a lot of char and some oak notes. Would pair well with a steak. Need to sample a little more of it but not my favorite I’ve gotten from here.
One of the best bourbons I’ve ever had. Lot going on in there.
Enjoyed the bourbon. Has mix of flavors and a mellow feeling on the pallet. I have reorder and recommended to friends.
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1st review. I liked it. Great taste. Good aroma. I would get it again after I try some others
Not as good as I remember it when tasting in their distillery. Fairly disappointed in Flaviar’s blend as I had high expectations. Not worth the price in my opinion. But I really liked the people.
Very woody. No spice, no sweet. Not bad. Not amazing either.
I am a big fan of Breckenridge Bourbon, however this release was extremely disappointing. I rate most of their selections in the 7-9 range. I am being generous with my 2 rating on this blend.
Breckenridge is a great distillery. Glad its so close to me. This is truly a unique blend. Classical caramel apple with a bit of cinnamon and spice. Thanks Flaviar! You Rock!
Caramel notes but finishes with strong alcohol burn
Sweet and smooth. Like dessert in a glass.
Sweet, but not too sweet. Great with cherries.
Not a bad bite.
One of the smoothest common best tasting Bourbons that I’ve had. Very pleasantly surprised!
This blend was very good
I wouldn't know as it took over a month to be told that it was no longer in stock and I would not be receiving my oreder.
be thankful that you didn't waste your money on this one. Truly horrible. this is coming from a big fan of Breck distillery.
Smooth tasty bourbon, very pleased with it
A nice solid bourbon. A little sweet, very smooth.
Not very smooth. Definitely a young bourbon. Has some complexity, but overall, probably wouldn't drink neat. Ice helps, but would even consider adding a mixer to this one (which I rarely recommend), such as ginger ale.
So very smooth and finished very nicely
It was real smooth to sip on and great with cherry coke:)
Not smooth did not taste very good
Great nose, with honey and vanilla. But it's the chocolate covered cherries that hit the palate. This is definitely a sipping bourbon, very mellow and smooth finish.
I like it
Caramel. Bit spicy.
Smell was infectious. Flavors were on point. Very smooth.
Big fan of this blend hope more flaviar blends are in the future.
So much better than the retail blend!
Good smooth bourbon, slightly sweet with a heavy caramel flavor, easy to drink for a good price.
Nice, rye-heavy flavor. Sweet.
rich, strong taste , great straight up or on the rocks
I am a fan of Breckenridge. The high rye and young age just isn't apparent in the sweet corn type taste. I would sure love more specific detail on what exactly is different in the Reserve Blend vs the flagship bourbon, all the descriptions I read here & on their own website are vague as to the difference.
I don't remember much, but I remember sucking on that Breckenridge bottle it was a bottle of warm milk.