Jesse James became famous for their outlawed beer, and they have now delved into the world of bourbon whiskey with “America’s Outlaw Bourbon.” It is a relatively new product, so I’m not sure how widely distributed it is just yet, but I think it might catch on fairly quickly. It is pretty cheap, and isn’t too shabby as a bourbon either. Like many other entry level bourbons, it is 80 proof (40% abv), which makes it very drinkable if you aren’t used to whiskey.
The nose has a distinct corn sweetness, with some oak and possibly cinnamon spice coming through. This bourbon has a smooth mouth feel, without much burn or alcohol coming through at all. The palate is simple, with some soft vanilla sweetness and a little spice that roams through the taste. The finish is short, sweet, and smooth. There is a little oak and rye in the finish, but there isn’t much there.
Overall, I was more impressed with this bourbon than I thought I would be. My grade: D+. Price: $15-20/750ml. This is a good whiskey to keep around to mix up, but it is not all that good when drank straight up.