The Bottom Shelf

Welcome to The Bottom Shelf. Our goal is to find the best whiskeys that you can get your hands on for an affordable price. Here is what you are going to find on our podcast. We will have reviews of budget whiskey using the following rules: 1. We personally purchased the bottle for under $30 before tax. To stay in line we do not accept bottles as gifts for the show or special discounts. All purchases must be able to be done by any regular consumer. 2. Two of our reviewers are always blind. This is so that brand and price will not have an effect on their judgment of the whiskey. (Josh has to pour the spirit and host, so he is not drinking blind.) We will regularly hold episodes of blind flights, or Budget Brawls, on one (1) type of whiskey in an attempt to determine the best whiskey in that category for under 30$ Occasionally, we will hold episodes on whiskey we were able to get for under 30$, but that are not regularly at that price.

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Today we review Very Old Barton 80 Proof!

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Whiskey Name: Very Old Barton 80 Proof Type & Region: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Proof: 80 Proof (40% ABV) Age: 3 Years Mashbill: 75% corn, 15% rye and 10% malted barley Cask Type: New Charred Oak Distillery: Barton 1792 Distillery Price We Paid: $11 General Price(s): $10-12

OUR RATINGS Nose, Palate, Finish, Total Erik: 4, 4.5, 4, 12.5/15 Keith: 4, 5, 3.5 12.5/15 Josh: 4, 4, 3.5, 11.5/15

19 Minutes | Apr 25 2021

Today we review The Famous Grouse Blended Scotch!

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Whiskey Name: The Famous Grouse Type & Region: Blended Scotch Whisky Proof: 80 Proof (40% ABV) Age: At least 3 years Mashbill: Single Malt & Single Grain Spirit Cask Type: Unknown Distillery/Blender: Edrington Group Price We Paid: $23 (1 Liter) General Price(s): $25

Ratings Distiller: 85 Whiskey Advocate: 89 Wine Enthusiast: 90 Proof 66: 458 / 782

Tasting Notes from the Net Nose: Barley, shortbread, citrus, grain, fruit, sweetness Palate: Malt, fruit, smoke, grain, smooth Finish: Sweet and malty with a short-medium finish.

13 Minutes | Apr 25 2021

Today we review Conciere Bourbon Whiskey!

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Type & Region: Bourbon Whiskey Proof: 80 Proof (40% ABV) Age: 24 Months Mashbill: 99% corn, 1% malted barley Cask Type: Charred American Oak, #4 char on staves, #2 char on heads Distillery: American Distilling Co. (bottled by), likely sourced from MGP Price We Paid: $8 General Price(s): $15

19 Minutes | Apr 25 2021