Old Ripy

Old Ripy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
The American Medicinal Spirits Co.
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
ABV: 52%
104 Proof

“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.

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