MB Roland Dark Fired Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery MB Roland
  • Age NAS
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 55.6%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • tobacco
  • smoky
  • corn
  • bread
  • cherry
  • sweet
  • charred
  • toasted oak
  • fire

MB Roland

Dark Fired Kentucky Straight Bourbon (0.7l, 55.6%*) *please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary

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Character Goatson
Kentucky’s small-town secret distillery has created a smoked white corn Bourbon delivered uncut and unfiltered.

Paul and Merry Beth (MB) Tomaszewski founded the MB Roland Distillery in 2009 near the small town of Pembroke, Kentucky — just across the border from Tennessee, about sixty miles northwest of Nashville. The couple purchased an Amish farm and transformed into a family run craft distillery. They proudly state that their products are "uncut, unfiltered, still and barrel proof." That means that the Spirit goes straight from the still to the barrel, and then from the barrel to the bottle without interruption or any additives — not even water. That’s pretty impressive.

And the majority of the corn used to make Bourbon is a variety called "yellow dent." There’s nothing wrong with yellow dent corn, but the variety has been bred over hundreds of years for yield — more kernels per cob, more cobs per stalk, and more stalks per acre. Whether you are feeding livestock, making breakfast cereals, or are a giant Whiskey company high yield makes economic sense. But high yield does not necessarily mean high flavor.

MB Roland exclusively uses southern white corn which delivers a different flavor profile. For their Dark Fired Kentucky Straight Bourbon they smoke the corn in their tobacco shed prior to fermentation and age it in deeply-charred barrels — it’s like a Bourbon Bar-B-Q. And it’s bottled unfiltered and uncut straight from the barrel with an ABV ranging between 52.5% and 57.5% ABV.
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery MB Roland
  • Age NAS
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 55.6%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Deep Mahogany

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is like fresh pipe tobacco — sweet and musty like old grape stems with a rich smoke in the distance.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile reminds us of Jack Daniels but a bit sweeter with a cornbread note and thick cherry cordial thing on top.

Finish
The finish is long and rich.
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  • tobacco
  • smoky
  • corn
  • bread
  • cherry
  • sweet
  • charred
  • toasted oak
  • fire
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
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