90 – Rock Town 5th Anniversary Bourbon
Aged for 4 years and bottled in bond, this bourbon has a mash of Arkansas grown grains, including 73% corn, 9% wheat and 18% barley. Dark Amber in color, a robust nose spotlights cinnamon, oak and black petter. The palate is an enjoyable journey from sweet caramel corn to spicy cinnamon and oak. Cinnamon is the star in the mid-palate, where it’s well supported by the underlying alcohol. A long and slightly dry finish caps off a craft whiskey done right. – GK – Whisky Advocate Magazine – Fall 2015 issue
92 – 2016 Whisky Bible by Jim Murray
Rock Town 5th Anniversary Arkansas Straight Bourbon Whiskey #4 char white oak casks, bott Apr 15 db (92) n22.5 busy spice, presumably wheat, and a mix of muscovado sugar and maple syrup. Heavy oils: signs of a generous cut; t24 good grief! Probably the biggest whiskey I’ll taste today. All kind of corn oils run rampant, though some enticing barley notes offer an unexpected salivating quality. The oak pounds hard, with some major liquorice notes; f21 yes, a little too well oiled but the sugars fade gracefully; b22.5 thought my taste buds were deceiving me on delivery with an unexpected barley kick. On inspection, it does boast 20% malted barley: intriguing as well as delicious.