Grand Traverse Bourbon

Grand Traverse Distillery Grand Traverse Bourbon

(0.75l, 46%)


5.8/10
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Take a Michi-gander at this here Bourbon, fellas.

This is how it's done in Traverse City: First, you get yourself a German custom-made Arnold Holstein still. Then you go all local. Everything is grown on the nearby Send Brothers Farm, sent down into the distillery once a week, then milled on site. That's how Kent and Landis Rabish, father & son, have done it since opening the Grand Traverse Distillery in the early 2000s. These dudes don't cut corners or take prisoners. It's focus and dedication that brought in all the laurels, crowning their range of Vodkas, Gins, and Whiskeys.

The Grand Traverse Bourbon that's at the core of their lineup is no exception in that regard. The award-winning spirit is all local, from the mash bill of 70% corn, 20% rye, and 10% malted barley, down to the Michigan Great Lakes water that's used to bring it down to 92 proof. There's no chill filtering involved and the juice stays in new oak barrels for 3 years and 3 months. If that's what Michigan style stands for, then sign us up! 
  • Category
  • Style
    Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
    Michigan
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    46%
  • Distillery
    Grand Traverse
  • Chill Filtered?
    No
  • Maturation
    New oak barrels

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caramel
rye
spicy
leather
tobacco
vanilla
honey
charred
malty
What does Grand Traverse Bourbon taste like?

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Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Deep copper

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The corn can be felt on the nose along with some spice from the rye, the peppery kind. There's notes of vanilla, honey, and malt, as well as a hint of char.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
More rye spice reveals itself on the palate and is balanced by caramel sweetness and a hint of leather and tobacco.

Finish
The finish is smooth and ever so slightly warming. 
Ratings & Reviews
Dan
Dan,
HUGE pine flavor for me. I’m drinking it with a big rock so that will alter the flavor, of course, but I’ve never had a whiskey with pine flavor
 
Amber
Amber,
Lovely flavor profile as a stand alone; ended up using it to make bourbon based sidecars - it really shone in this application!
 
Joshua
Joshua,
The first time that I drank this it was neat and tastes like lake water. More specifically the lake that I grew up on in lake odessa, michigan lol. But after tasting it with a splash of water later in the day its bearable. But definatly not buying again.
 
Colton
Colton,
I did not enjoy this bottle at all. It had an OVERWHELMING taste of dirt, like actual dirt. Straight, watered down, cocktail: dirt. Perhaps I'm missing the nuances of such a high corn mash, but the nose, initial, and after taste, just tasted like dirt. Some may like the earthy flavor, I did not.
 
Frank
Frank,
Upon opening the bottle, and smelling the contents, was hit with a scent of wet dirt after a long dry spell. The initial taste was of burnt wood. Tried some over ice, not much better. Added some soda to it, and it was drinkable.
 
james
james,
i like bourbon but the first drink i hade of this was not good. but i went back to it the next day and found 1 large ice cube and let it sit for five minutes and it was drinkable. but just a plash of diet coke and it was good. won’t be getting it again but I’ll definitely finish the bottle
 
Michelle
Michelle,
Tobacco flavor comes strong but mellows with each sip...drops of water smooths
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Good bourbon with a good bite at the end. A little closer to a Canadian whiskey flavor than a Kentucky straight.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
This tastes quite a bit like I imagine Pine Sol does - chemically, antiseptic. Really quite bad. I'd some the bottle, but will wait until I see how it mixes.
 
KEVIN
KEVIN,
I get a hint of earth or dirt smell. First taste is the same. Not really in a bad way but not my thing
 
Emily
Emily,
Pleasantly surprised by this bourbon. Can drink it neat or delicious in an old fashioned.
 
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