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Review: Puncher’s Chance Bourbon

Puncher’s Chance is a Kentucky straight bourbon from Eugene, Oregon’s Wolf Spirit Distillery, best known here for its Blood x Sweat x Tears Vodka. It’s obviously a sourced product — from Kentucky, not MGP — and it’s bottled with no age statement, though I’ve read it’s a blend of whiskeys 4 to 6 years old.

That seems about right based on my tasting, which kicks off with a nose absolutely loaded with peanut and dark caramel notes. With some time and a splash of water, if you like, notes of red berries and lots of spice emerge, including some rye-driven thyme elements. The palate keeps the theme going: Bold red pepper, peanut shells, and plenty of spice attack the tongue. This whiskey is dripping in rye, sweet but often drowned out by herbal notes, sometimes verging on an acetone character. A dash of water is a good plan here, though the finish doesn’t go far afield, offering a reprise of peanuts, pepper, and herbs.

This bourbon is a solid value at 30 bucks a bottle, though its lack of depth and nuance make it best suited as a cocktail ingredient vs. a solo sipper.

90 proof.

B+ / $30 / puncherschancebourbon.com [BUY IT NOW FROM DRIZLY]

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Christopher Null

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

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