John J. Bowman Pioneer Spirit

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Bottling serie
Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey - Single Barrel
50.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
15 Jan 2014 6:50 pm by rdavek
UncoloredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 107.31

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23 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for John J. Bowman Pioneer Spirit

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.33 points

  1. WhiskeyMavens scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Though, triple distillation makes this whiskey light & floral, it robs it off the delectable chewiness found in whiskies that share the same mashbill.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Bready, herbal, vegetal and sweet
    • Taste
      85 85
      Chocolaty, creamy, oaky with definite taste of granny smith apples.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long and hot as spices make their presence towards the finish.

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Herbal caramel spices honey vanilla, pretty straightforward and easy to drink

  3. GJR scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Fairly herbal bourbon, but quite nice. Thanks for the sample, Jan!
    • Nose
      The honeysweet nose transports me to an old attic. Dusty is the key word here. Also a truckload of caramel and fresh figs. Polished leather. Praliné chocolate. A green note as if from a broken branch. Quite inviting. 
    • Taste
      It is oily, almost creamy, on the palate. Very spicy on cloves, chili peppers, cinnamon and again a green note that I cannot quite pinpoint. The chocolate returns, the caramel is loud (but not too loud) and evolves towards toffee. Not a trace of the figs, though. Although… I am reminder of that purple candy. Violets, let’s keep it at that.
    • Finish
      It remains sweet and spicy in the long finish, with the emphasis on the chocolate and green garden herbs.

  5. Georges scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  6. Georges scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Rich, sweet, caramel, leathery, figs 
    • Taste
      Oily, creamy, oaky, spicy, vanilla, caramel, sweet, toffee 
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweet, coffee, chocolate


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