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Jan 19, 2010 02:00 PM

Kentucky Gentleman bourbon

Yesterday my fiance and I were at the liquor store when she mentioned that she needed some bourbon for a marinade she was making. I suggested she just use the Jim Beam rye I was already buying, but she insisted on bourbon.

I was going to get a bottle of Evan Williams -- fairly cheap but definitely drinkable -- when she came up with something called Kentucky Gentleman for $6.99 for a 750 ml bottle. I was still going to get the Williams, but she insisted that this would do.

So what is this stuff? Paint thinner? I'm afraid to drink it, frankly.

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  1. Kentucky Gentleman is a low end Bourbon from the Tom Moore Distillery, makers of Barton, Ten High and Ridgemont Reserve 1792 Bourbons. I've never tried the KY Gent, but their Bourbons are usually on the sweet side. Fear not, it's probably fine, if not special.

    1. Bourbon is pretty tightly regulated stuff. So much so that it's sort of like pizza; even when it's bad - still pretty good. There are only a few that aren't at least 4 years old. I thought Kentucky Gentleman was a Heaven Hill brand, but sku is probably right. I'm thinking of Kentucky Deluxe, or Cabin Still, Echo Spring - all those bottom shelfers.

      1. I should note that there is also a Kentucky Gentleman Blended whiskey, which I would guess is not so good (blended whiskey is essentially bourbon mixed with vodka).