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Cabin Still

Violet Candy

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

4th Jul 2012

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Cabin Still is known as a bottom shelf bourbon. Ridiculously cheap (in the States, a bottle of 1 litre will cost you 15 USD) and a somewhat dubious reputation. It matured for three years in the Bardstown warehouses in Kentucky.

On the nose, it is immediately clear that this is indeed bottom shelf stuff. Some apples, mint and licquorice and those purple sweet aka violet candy. Hint of smoke. Do not leave it for fifteen minutes, though, for it turns vile and even reminds me of a can of sardines!

I did not expect this to be creamy on the palate, but this is very watery. Again those violets (the candy, not the flowers) and a very small pinch of pepper. Very sweet and mildly drying.

I get a little bit of smoke on the finish, but not much else.

This is the Johnnie Walker Red Label of bourbons, so to speak. Mix or miss.

7 comments

@MCM
MCM commented

Haha!! 1 liter for $9.

8 years ago 0

@markjedi1
markjedi1 commented

Well, it's $15 in Belgium and a waste of money imho. No offense.

8 years ago 0

@MCM
MCM commented

I just needed it for the "dubious reputation."

8 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor commented

Mark, thanks for the review! Never had any Cabin Still. Don't think I ever will...unless someone offers me a little taste out of curiosity.

8 years ago 0

@MCM
MCM commented

@markjedi1 I dig your vlog by the way.

8 years ago 0

@JJBoud
JJBoud commented

My store sells it for $14.99 US. That's for a 1.75 litre!

8 years ago 0

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