We think this is another award-winning Bourbon from Breckenridge.
Based high in the 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 pun is intended. If you took a hard look at their impressive range of nine product offerings and more than two-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 numerous achievements even more impressive.
Breckenridge has had a Port-finished Bourbon in the line-up for a while. But this is something new, released for the first time in September 2017. As the name implies, Breckenridge PX Sherry Cask Finish is their multi-award-winning Bourbon finished in Pedro Ximenez casks — some of the most sought-after finishing barrels in the entire Whiskey universe. Called “PX” casks among industry insiders, these rare barrels have been rotated off of the Solera aging stack — so they have held some very old and rare Sherry. Like their other finished Bourbons, the primary aging is in new, #3 char American white oak casks for a minimum of three years. Finishing in the PX casks adds four to six months in aging and is famous for bringing notes of fig and creamy raisin.
Strong orange notes with an undercurrent of dried fruit sweetness mixed with warm vanilla. Spicy heat and like others have advised, benefits from a drop of water to improve sip ability and temper the raw alcohol heat.
This is delicious!! Best one I’ve tried yet.
Unusual and delicious
Tasted and smelled
Strong alcohol vapors
Deeper amber color
Added water and helped it be an easy sipper
- otherwise was strong vapors
Waited and big change
Much sweeter scent
Spiciness reduced and sweetness came out
Reminded me of a donut
Caramel mouthfeel and finish
After some time and a drop of water this greatly improved. I would consider adding it but it does feel like it needs a bit more age. Complexity isn’t high but flavors were good.
It tasted wonderful. It was smooth and I look forward to future tastings.
Sweet with a nice bite finish.
Absolutely amazing!! We got this as a sample and now have ordered the bottle because it was so good. This is a keeper. Goes down nice and very fruity. Love it!!
Smooth. Nothing stands out initially but has good finishing flavor
If you find this whisky to taste a bit too sparse at first, do the trick where you add one drop of water, and a lot of new flavours will come out for this one specifically.
A little thin, spicy, dry.
To me, the primary flavor was a nondescript wood —maybe cedarish. It wasn’t unpleasant, just very one-dimensional.
A strong nose with pear and oak. The oak continued into the taste with some pepper. The burn when swallowed was a bit more than I cared for. A splash of water really enhanced the flavor profile, adding some caramel to the nose, a much smoother taste and some hints of french toast to the finish.
Great bourbon. Smooth taste all the way through.
Dark and rich... slightly spicy upfront, finished smooth... loved it!
Sweet and rich in flavor.
Smooth and great finish!
I was taken aback by how mellow the taste was. It seemed stronger on the nose for me so I was expecting a sharp spiciness of flavor. This is a nice sipping bourbon.
Had quite the bite on first taste. Mellowed well. Spicy taste with subtle scents
Talk about smooth, this whiskey is perfect. Light spice nose with a silky smooth hint of cherry finish. Lingering bite for just the right taste.
Nice easy sipper. Really enjoyed it.
The caramel and vanilla notes mix with the distinct orange spice...Remarkable.
Clearly an American whiskey, complete with a shuttering slap in the face. Thank goodness for these flavor spirals that I can concentrate on while I twitch. Helped sort the chaos.
Good orange flavor on the front, with the sherry notes throughout give a great experience
It is a very good, complex, Bourbon Whiskey that has an aromatic birth; while a rich & creamy life leads to a long & complex death.
Tastes like del bac to Dave
The spice seems to overpower other flavors, but a smooth finish
Good candied orange taste up front with a bit of spice. Little toffee/caramel notes as well.
Really nice sipper. Sweet on the nose. Lots of baking spice on the taste. I got a grapefruit finish. Would probably buy.
Sweet and mellow bourbon
Sweet in the nose, Spicy finish that builds over time, Would make a killer Manhattan
Not as rich as a typical Scotch. Orange is pronounced with tasting. Kind of spicy.
Omg so good! Loved all the flavors. It’s everything it says it is.
Not my preference... A lot of spice with some vanilla, orange, and sherry. The spice finish gets more intense as you sip. Definitely an oily and full mouth feel. Not bad if these flavors are your preference.
A little to spicy
Spicier than I like, but very good
A smooth, tasty whole-bodies bourbon. The sherry finish is like velvet.
Quite unique bourbon due to the sherry cask finish. The bourbon starts off with a sweet and creamy taste, with vanilla and orange. This turns to a spice much like a rye spice as well as some raisin as it finishes. The finish is not too long, I would say medium but warm. A lot of underlying flavors and scents from this making it very interesting to taste. Each sip was different with new flavors unraveling. A few drops of water might soften it up for you too.
Color is a reddish amber. Nose has notes of sherry, vanilla, red fruit, and oak. First sip is sweet with rye spice, subtle sherry, oak, and a complexity that is difficult to work out initially. Further sips start to unravel the complexity, with subtle notes of leather, orange, and raisin. Mouthfeel is a tad oily and full. Finish is a nice linger of the rye spice as well as baking spice. Overall, this is an excellent example of a true high rye Bourbon.
Really didn't like. Burned a lot.
Very spicy up front, hunts of raisin and cherry.
Really smooth, rich flavor.
Went down easy
Very distinguished, lot of flavors each snip.
It's nice for a bourbon.
Very impressive. Plenty of Spiced fruit without the typical sweetness. I could drink this on a regular basis.
Love the spice and how smooth it was
You can’t go wrong with this bottle. This will be one of your favorites.
Smooth and delicious
Very smooth, nice after taste. Very interested in trying this in an Old Fashioned.
Sherry nose, touch of raisin. Sweet at first blush. Spicy. Not astringent. Smooth. Brûlée orange, or marmalade. White pepper and sherry. Very fun.
Amazing! Well rounded, smooth with a nice smoky finish
Very good. Rich and flavorful with little bite and just enough smoke.
Floral on the nose. Citrus, caramel, cinnamon, and spice on the palate. Finishes smoothly with some medium heat and spice that lingers from the palate.
I really liked this bourbon. The floral accents really add subtle depth. The spice at times can feel like it's going to overwhelm the experience with this bourbon, but it never quite gets there, which is nice. Enjoyed this very much.
SO good. Warming cinnamon spice and apple cider notes married seamlessly with rich, sherried fruit.
The fruit notes flow out of the glass, the mouth taste dissipated fast making me want more, I have a full bottle of the original we’ll see if it holds up.
Very nice. A PX sherry finish nicely complements this bourbon's corn and vanilla notes. Smooth and yummy from beginning to end.
I only wish the finish lasted a little longer than it does. It's a relative problem, however, solved by another delightful sip.
Very good bourbon. So smooth
Smooth with a slight port taste to start and a nice warm bourbon finish. Very nice to sip
Best I’ve had! Plain and simple
This is exceptional whiskey. Great nose, with strong spice and fruit on the tongue, long finish from the sherry casks. Normally, I'm a scotch drinker - but this one drew my attention. I'm glad I tried it. Truly a great dram.
Do u hv any Breckenridge Port Cask available ?
Outstanding with a beautiful sherry nose
I enjoyed the bourbon very much. Found it an easy bourbon to drink neat. I had the port cask bourbon, which I like better. Either way you can't go wrong
I prefer the port cask bourbon, but the sherry cask isn't bad at all.
Very smooth but not a 10
Very smooth and nice feel. As stated in another review when put on ice the flavor really did come out.
Sherry note right off. Smooth and just a really enjoyable whiskey
Very solid sherry aged bourbon. Worth price. Good neat, with a little water, or small amount of ice. It really opened for me with the ice. Would buy again
I would absolutely buy again. Smooth taste with a hint of the sherry cask that lingers and a sweet finish. Great bourbon to try!
It’s a very Clean sweet whiskey. Very little after taste. I will buy again
Very nice flavor and nice finish...with a few dashes of water, really opened this one up.
I have thoroughly enjoyed most all of the other Breckenridge line of Bourbons and this one did not disappoint.
Fruit and spice forward with a long finish of baking spices, fig and raisin. A fine sipping whiskey for a long winter night.
Sweet, nice spice, good bourbon
Delicious from the first sip! I tried it neat, on the rocks, with a splash of ginger and it just kept getting better and better. I think I found a bottle that I'll keep hidden for myself and maybe pull it out when my father comes over!
Great Bourbon - Have not purchased anything close to as good for the price of this bottle
Enjoyed this with my son who was home on leave for the holidays was nice to have home drinking something so smooth that he could enjoy instead of the rotgut stuff he normally drinks with his buddies really good buying more today
Really love this super tasty sherry cask version of Breck. Usually too expensive, but it's a nice treat. My dessert bourbon.
One of my favorites thus far🏠
It’s magic. Mixing it with anything would be criminal
Very nice flavor with hint of sherry
Honey on the front end and a nutty/spice smooth finish. Very nice whiskey.
what a phenomenal bourbon, the port cask is great as well, breckenridge Bourbon, absolute favorite
You can taste the honey with the beginning of each sip, and the finish is nice and long.
Very smooth, full bodied bourbon. Can definitly taste the sherry from the casks. Doesn't have some of the spice I like on the finish, but it is smooth.
Loved the finish.
Reasonably smooth but not super complex. Or even a little complex. I have been drinking the good old regular Brek for a few years and i think it is a lot better value. I don’t have anything bad to say but it certainly isn’t a wow experience. Probably priced about right though.
Loved this when I lived in Colorado. And very happy it is available here in Virginia. Breckenridge and Woodford Reserve Double are my two go to Bourbons.
Very smooth but not over powering.
Very good Bourbon. Fresh & smooth.
Absolutely loved it! Very smooth with great finish.
A little sweet on the nose for my taste. Great flavor all around though.
Really enjoyed sipping on this. From the first warmth, down the throat. To the sweet under tones. Would highly recommend
This was one of the smoothest whiskeys I’ve ever tasted! So glad to have it in my home bar. Top shelf quality!
Bought a bottle of this from Flaviar; I like it, subtle sweetness from the Sherry Cask finish; overall smooth and fruity
If I was a bourbon lover I might rate this higher. It’s very similar to Jack Daniels in flavor to me, but much smother. Take this rating lightly, I’m far from a bourbon lover.
Subtle and smooth. Perfect level of sweetness. Nice finish. Would definitely consider adding this one to our personal stock.