Old Ripy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
The American Medicinal Spirits Co.
“Hailing from County Tyrone. James Ripy left Ireland in 1830 and settled in Anderson County, Kentucky. In 1839, after renouncing his allegiance to Queen Victoria, Ripy became a naturalized American citizen. He opened a distillery that produced Old Ripy bourbon in 1868.
Batch #1 is a tribute to the style and consistency of the original Old Ripy bourbon with a complex delivery of oak, toffee, & spice.”
That is a lot of history written on the back of the bottle. Unfortunately all I could really taste was a young bourbon that hadn’t yet developed complex flavors. I got a coupon in the mail for a delivery service for Drizly, an alcohol delivery service in the Los Angeles area. It was for 15 dollars off an order of 25 dollars or more, so I figured why not. This particular bourbon caught my eye in the list because I had never seen it before and the label and bottle is pretty sweet looking. Yes, I was lured in by the label design. It really does look great. It was 50 dollars but with the discount I figured I was getting a deal at 35.
Old Ripy comes at a higher than average ABV of 52%. After adding a few drops of water it made the drink more palatable. It wasn’t bad at all, but like I mentioned early it just had a very strong up front taste and nothing else. I don’t think I’ll be going back to this tree again.