BSB 103 Brown Sugar Bourbon

Heritage Distilling BSB 103 Brown Sugar Bourbon

(0.75l, 51.5%)


7.4/10
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$26.99
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One of the world’s best flavored Bourbons at a higher ABV for Whiskey-lovers.

Heritage Spirits
was founded in 2012 by Jennifer and Justin Stiefel in Gig Harbor, Washington. The operation took off fast and they quickly built a portfolio of Spirits from Whiskeys and Vodkas to tasty liqueurs. They have done such a good job that they have been recognized as the most-awarded craft Distillery in North America six years in a row. Their range of quality Spirits enjoys popular success across the Pacific Northwest — including company retail locations in Washington and Oregon — but can be hard to come by in other places. So grab a bottle when you have the chance.

BSB stands for "Brown Sugar Bourbon." We first wrote about this interesting dram back in the Spring of 2019 when it was winning a TON of awards — getting EVERYONE’S attention. BSB 103 Brown Sugar Bourbon is that exact same, delightful, Bourbon flavored with brown sugar and cinnamon to compliment the natural profile of the Spirit. But where "normal" BSB has a lightly intoxicating ABV of a mixed drink, BSB 103 is bottled at mighty 51.5% ABV. And this new edition is wining its own share of awards, most recently the Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, among many others. It’s simply lovely over ice or served lightly warmed in a mug.
  • Category
  • Style
    Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
    Washington
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    51.5%
  • Distillery
    Heritage Distilling Co.

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caramel
apple
marzipan
gingerbread
sweet
cardamom
cinnamon
spicy
fruit
What does BSB 103 Brown Sugar Bourbon taste like?

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The temperatures of American warehouses are much higher, so the pace of maturation is much quicker for Bourbons than for Scotch Whiskies

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Ruddy Bronze

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is filled with notes of gingerbread, cardamom, warm dutch apple, and caramel.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile is like a strong sweet Bourbon cocktail made from caramel apples and marzipan.

Finish
The finish goes on and on and on with sweet, apply warmth.
Ratings & Reviews
Johnathon
Johnathon,
Great taste but on the sweet side! Good for a mixer.
 
Carmund
Carmund,
At first I thought that it was too sweet, but after a few tastings, I actually prefer it neat. I think that it would be great with a club soda but I don’t want to really water it down.
 
Janet
Janet,
its a little too spicy for me, reminds me of fireball
 
Ray
Ray,
Kind of tastes like the old flavored bourbon mix...fireball
 
Ray
Ray,
I loved the brown sugar and cinnamon....I’ll order it again...of course I liked the sweetness... But I’m just a rookie at the tasting game....
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Strong sweet brown sugar flavor. Perfect for old fashions. Don’t need sugar cube
 
Michael
Michael,
I get honey with a hint of brown sugar on the noes. Sweet but not too sweet to sip. Whisky notes come out on the finish with cinnamon.
 
Christina
Christina,
Love the sweet cinnamon flavor
 
Dana
Dana,
My new favorite.
 
Robert
Robert,
New to bourbon but I liked the sweetness. Better after chilled on the stone for a bit
 
Preston
Preston,
Garbage. Tastes like sweet fireball with a higher ABV.
 
Frank
Frank,
Makes a mean Manhattan
 
Don
Don,
DAMN this Bourbon is good. Bought it because I was wondering what the taste could be like and the aftertaste is like sticking your head in a bag of brown sugar...and whats wrong with that.
 
Janet
Janet,
this needs to be mixed with something! It has a very spicy kick to it. Might be good in the fall with some cider or even mix with hard cider.
 
ERIC
ERIC,
Waaaaay too sweet to enjoy. It totally is for a beginner if they want to start drinking straight liquor. Tastes like an oatmeal cookie.
 
Lily
Lily,
This is so sweet - I imagine it could be tasty mixed into a dry cider in the fall, but the brown sugar is way too much for my taste.
 
Paul
Paul,
it is very sweet, but my main problem with Bourbon (and whiskey in general) is that i find the finish too harsh and therefore don't enjoy drinking it. i do like sweet things and this BSB is great and the finish is super smooth. after a few months of drinking this, i could see being able to move to less smooth flavors and enjoying them. 10 stars for this to be sure! great price too - even tho i suspect that means it is a lower quality alcohol
 
Ken
Ken,
I tasted this as part of a whiskey flight in a hotel bar in Seattle. First time I've ever asked the wait staff to bring me the bottle from the bar so I could take a picture to help me remember what it looked like. Just sweet enough for someone who isn't a big bourbon fan to drink without a mixer but not so sweet that a huge bourbon fan would get a toothache. Bravo for a great-tasting sipping bourbon!
 
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