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Frank August Small Batch Bourbon - Review

Updated: Oct 5, 2022


Frank August

Small Batch

Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Bottled by Frank August - Bardstown, Kentucky

Distilled in Kentucky

No Age Statement (4+ years)

100 Proof

Non-Chill Filtered Mmm

Mash Bill: Undisclosed - High Rye

Retail Price: ~$80

Poured Neat in a Glencairn

Color: Amber

Nose: Toasted Caramel, Vanilla Bean, Nougat, Custard, Slight Oak, Honey and Apples

Palate: Smooth Vanilla, Brown Sugar, Nutmeg/Baking Spices, Honeycomb

Finish: Viscous, Rye-Spiced Lasting Linger

Overall: What’s the saying? Less is more? That’s the approach to this super sleek minimalistic bottle design..but only the bottle design. A touch of elegance complete with one of the heavier toppers in the bourbon world. No need to include any more than the necessary information when there’s confidence in what’s in the bottle. The notes above speak for themselves but let me tell you, the nose is immediately inviting and followed by a completely smooth and flavorful palate rounded out by that high rye, viscous and long lasting finish.

I had the great opportunity to sit one-on-one with Johnathan Crocker on a video call and discuss the brand and what Frank August represents. The conversation flowed and to say I’m excited for what is to come, is such an understatement. While the name Frank August doesn’t represent a single person or a distillery resurgence, it does stand for the history of America as a whole. Think art, architecture, technology, history, music and a melting pot of different cultures. “Be Frank” - I urge you to give their website and Instagram page a look and a follow.


Library Rating: 8.8 / 10


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