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Ammunition Straight Bourbon Whiskey


750ml, bottle

Ammunition Straight Bourbon Whiskey offers a taste of Kentucky tradition with a touch of California flair. Distilled and bottled in California, this bourbon uses a unique mash bill and finishes in bekas used to age Ammunition's Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon. The result is a smooth and balanced bourbon with hints of vanilla, caramel, and subtle notes of cherry and dried fruit, appealing to both bourbon enthusiasts and curious newcomers.



Initial Impression: Prepare for a welcoming arrival. The medium-bodied character is immediately evident, with a gentle ethanol warmth. Vanilla extract takes center stage, offering a sweet and inviting aroma. Hints of caramel might emerge, adding a touch of richness. Depending on the specific batch, a whisper of baking spices like cinnamon or nutmeg could appear in the background.

Deeper Sniffs: As you delve deeper, the influence of the undisclosed mash bill starts to unfold. If rye is present, a subtle peppery spice might peek through, adding a hint of complexity. The most intriguing aspect lies in the bekas finishing. Look for a subtle whisper of red fruit, with hints of cherry or perhaps even a touch of currant.  These fruit notes should be delicate and complementary, not overpowering the classic bourbon character.


First Sip: The medium-bodied character coats your tongue with a smooth and satisfying weight. The 86 proof (43% ABV) offers a gentle warmth that complements the flavors without being overwhelming. The initial taste is a delightful combination of sweet and oaky notes. Vanilla extract dominates, offering a familiar bourbon sweetness. The oak influence whispers in the background, with hints of vanilla bean or toasted wood shavings.

Midpalate: As the whiskey opens up, the uniqueness of the Ammunition approach comes to light. The subtle fruit character from the bekas finishing starts to dance on your palate. Hints of cherry or red currant might become more noticeable, adding a layer of intrigue not typically found in bourbon. A touch of tannic dryness, characteristic of red wine, might also emerge, creating a pleasant contrast to the sweetness. The undisclosed mash bill might reveal itself with a hint of corn sweetness or a touch of toasty grain character.


Lingering Flavors: The sweetness fades gradually, leaving a medium-length finish. The oak character lingers with a touch of vanilla bean and maybe even a hint of baking spice. The subtle red fruit notes from the Cabernet Sauvignon finish might linger in the background, offering a refreshing reminder of California’s influence. The tannic dryness might also leave a lingering sensation, adding a touch of complexity to the fade.


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United States


Ammunition Whiskey


750ml, bottle


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