Review: Douglas & Todd Bourbon Cream

Review: Douglas & Todd Bourbon Cream

Minneapolis-based Phillips Distilling Company recently launched Douglas & Todd Small Batch Bourbon Cream Liqueur, a classic whiskey cream liqueur that’s made with its own 4 year old Douglas & Todd bourbon, Midwestern cream, and vanilla flavoring.

As bourbon cream liqueurs go, it’s a solid and worthwhile example of the style. The nose blends notes of milk chocolate, caramel, and — for once a notable aroma that comes across like actual whiskey, an element that often gets lost in similar products, buried under a pile of sugar and flavoring.

The palate is creamy but quite mild, with butterscotch, caramel, and a touch of baking spice in the mix. There’s a gentle sweetness here that works well with the slightly rustic whiskey character underpinning the liqueur, and which offers a lovely balance and, surprisingly, some complexity on the finish. Never overbearing or overly sweet, it’s a great example of bourbon cream from unexpected producer.

30 proof.

A- / $35 / 

Douglas & Todd Bourbon Cream




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.

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