Old Kirk Single Barrel Bourbon Review

Review by Mark Pringle |

88 Highly Rated Bourbon General Review of Old Kirk Single Barrel Bourbon, Batch 6953

A quick, first-pour review of Old Kirk Single Barrel Bourbon. Barrel No. 6953. Aged 6 years and 9 months. Alcohol by volume is 66.75%. 133.5 proof. Bottle 8 of 135. Mash bill: 72% Corn, 15% Barley, and 13% Rye.

This Old Kirk Single Barrel is a store pick from Red Hot Liquors in Cleveland, Tennesse. Distilled in Bardstown, Kentucky, and bottled by Strong Spirits, Inc.

Old Kirk Single Barrel Bourbon. Barrel No. 6953


Berries and brown sugar. Creamy, rich dark caramel and subtle chocolate-covered cherries. Oak. Buttery. The ethanol was always present in this initial tasting. A tinge of spice. 


Hot on the initial pours but settles down wonderfully after a few weeks. Oily and dense. Intense flavor. Candied molasses and toffee. Oak, mint, and a bit of coffee. Resinous sweetness. The mouthfeel is wonderfully thick. 


The finish of this Old Kirk Single Barrel is long and hot, carrying over the dryer notes from the palate.

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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