Big Moustache Tennessee Whiskey Review

Review by Mark Pringle |
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84 Highly Rated Bourbon General Review of Big Moustache Tennessee Whiskey

In preparation for my Big Moustache Tennessee Whiskey review, I was still determining what to expect. I have never seen these bottles in stores where I live in metropolitan Atlanta. In fact, I had yet to hear of the company. However, I am very close to Tennessee (less than 2 hours away), so I occasionally travel there to hunt for bourbon. 

The first thing I noticed with Big Moustache Tennessee Whiskey is the label and the bottle design. As an artist, I can’t help but acknowledge these things. Unfortunately, the matte black bottle does not allow you to see the color of the whiskey, but that’s nothing to be concerned about. A fantastic graphic of a big mustached man with Medusa hair is cool. I know this has nothing to do with the whiskey review, but I just wanted to mention that.

Big Moustache Tennessee Whiskey Review

Rating: 84


Ratings breakdown based on a 100 point scale.

  • 90-100 Exceptional
  • 80-89 Very Good
  • 70-79 Average
  • 60-69 Below Average
  • 50-60 Drain Pour

Detailed Tasting Notes

Nose Review - Rating: 83

Upon opening the bottle, there was a perfect sign. A wonderful caramel-backed aroma was immediately noticeable. In fact, the Big Moustache Tennessee Whiskey aroma lasted for a while. After those notes subsided, you can sense more spice, rye spice, than I expected since only 10% rye makes up the mash bill. The nose settles into a delightful brown sugar, baking spice, and vanilla mix, with the brown sugar spice combination taking the lead. The nose is very good. I returned for a second pour, and the nose changed to a sweet fruity aroma. Once that was disbursed, the smoky spice foundation was back. Man, this nosing experience is all over the place.

Palate Review - Rating: 85

The palate of Big Moustache Tennessee Whiskey is very intense, with almost a salted praline pecan taste. I had my first quick sip of this two days before this review, and that first pour was highly unique and different with chili pepper and fig notes. I don’t get that on this tasting and am a little unhappy. The palate seems to have settled into a more traditional bourbon spectrum. I am a little confused by the change.

Nevertheless, Big Moustache Tennessee Whiskey is a wonderful-tasting whiskey at $48 a bottle. Graham cracker, honey, and custard notes are there as well. Interestingly, a smoky spiciness creates a very balanced profile so that the sweetness doesn’t overtake things. Again, Big Moustache Tennessee Whiskey is a very good-tasting experience because I was not expecting much since I had never heard of this Tennessee whiskey. The proof point is perfect.

Finish Review - Rating: 82

The finish is unusual in that the notes are a repeat of the palate. I often find that whiskeys with a similar profile go dry on the finish, but this maintains its buttery caramel notes. The finish is long and warm!

Uniqueness Review - Rating: 80

I'm struggling with this because on the first pour a couple of days ago, Big Moustache Tennessee Whiskey was extremely unique. Now it has settled into a more traditional profile. What will pour number three bring?

Value Review - Rating: 87

As mentioned earlier, Big Moustache Tennessee Whiskey is a wonderful-tasting whiskey at $48 a bottle. I hope to see it in Georgia stores soon.

Author: Mark Pringle
Smell IS taste. I am just a guy who has been hit with the bourbon bug and who has come to the conclusion that life is too short to drink average tasting bourbons. Go Gators!
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