Review: Cumberland Falls Bourbon 4 Years Old

Review: Cumberland Falls Bourbon 4 Years Old

Hey, I know what you’re going to say: I’ve never heard of Cumberland Falls Bourbon. Is this more sourced stuff from MGP?

Nope. This isn’t a sourced product, but rather a 4 year old Kentucky straight bourbon distilled in Owensboro, Kentucky by the Owensboro Distilling Company.

What is the Owensboro Distilling Company? It’s the company behind Green River and Wheel Horse Bourbon, all operating under a handful of different names.

This 4 year old is the only whiskey bottled under the Cumberland Falls brand, so let’s give it a spin.

On the nose, big peanut notes and caramel corn come together to offer a rich and slightly syrupy texture, with restrained notes of char and some torched greenery elements clinging to the nostrils. It’s youthful and a bit weedy, but never brash, feeling like it would make a solid base for mixing.

I found the palate gentler than expected, with an intriguing caraway quality. Notes of coconut and sesame are friendly but mild additions, with herbal notes growing more forceful with time in glass. Vanilla and caramel dominate the finish, sprinkled with crushed peanuts.

All told, there’s nothing much in the way of surprises here — for better or for worse. I’d stir it up with cola or ginger ale any day.

86 proof.

B / $40

Cumberland Falls Bourbon 4 Years Old




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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