This Country Gentleman Medicinal Pint contains whiskey that was distilled at the Castle – the original Old Taylor distillery. Built in 1887, this distillery has stood ever since. It was shut down in 1972, but was recently bought, renovated and is once again distilling whiskey.
The distillery is located in Woodford County in Kentucky, but this particular whiskey was bottled in Pennsylvania by Doughtery’s who bottled a bunch of different medicinal whiskey during prohibition. During prohibition National Distillers bought the Old Taylor distillery, and brand, and was the reason it re-opened after prohibition and continued to make whiskey for nearly 40 years after.
Country Gentleman Medicinal Pint Info
Region: Kentucky, USA
Distiller: E.H. Taylor & Sons
Mashbill: At least 51% corn
Cask: New-Charred Oak
Age: 16 Years (1917 – 1932)
Price: NA – Auction, private seller or specialty store
Country Gentleman Medicinal Pint Review
Citrus, caramel and perfumy sandalwood and… and that’s about it. The polar opposite of a dense complex whiskey.
Nondescript sweetness, wood, stale herbs and sandalwood. Like the nose the palate is light, topical and short lived.
Short fall of spice and old musty wood.
BALANCE, BODY & FEEL
Unbalanced, medium body and a light hot feel.
Those poor poor prohibition bastards. Tasting through medicinal pints like this Country Gentleman Medicinal Pint has been quite eye opening. There’s a pervasive myth about old whiskey being better than today’s whiskey and while there are some great cases for this idea, it’s not a statement that can be sweepingly applied. This bad boy, for example, is terrible.
With a short lived aroma and flavor that come across like perfumy sandalwood it joins the Old Fitzgerald Medicinal Pint as one of the worst bourbons I’ve ever drank; though does make me wonder how much different it would have tasted fresh. The only way to know for sure would be to get a time machine and since that won’t be happening anytime soon we’ll just have to bow our heads and feel a bit sorry for the bourbon drinkers who came before us.
SCORE: 67-79/100 (D+, not consumed at home)
Country Gentleman Medicinal Pint Review - Score Breakdown
- Nose - 67
- Palate - 67
- Finish - 67
- Balance, Body & Feel - 67
Country Gentleman Medicinal Pint is not good… not good at all.