Longbranch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is produced by premium distiller Wild Turkey. In 2016, actor Matthew McConaughey joined the Wild Turkey team as creative director and began developing the concept of a Kentucky Bourbon with Texas influences. The result of that development was Longbranch, Kentucky Bourbon aged 8 years in American oak barrels with mesquite charcoal.
Producer: Wild Turkey makes Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Rye Whiskey in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. In 2009 the company was purchased by Italian drinks producer Gruppo Campari.
Description: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. 43% ABV.
Price: Retails around $40 (750ml).
Appearance: Light bronze.
Nose: Hint of vanilla.
Taste: There is an alcohol-forward taste early in the sip, despite alcohol content being lower than in most comparable Bourbons. Toffee and spice follow. Caramel notes are light, probably due to the mesquite charcoal.
Finish: Slight bite, sharper finish than expected.
Complexity: Medium depth.
Other Comments: Enjoy straight or in cocktails. Longbranch provides cocktail recipes that feature their Bourbon, check them out: Longbranch Bourbon Cocktails.