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Throttle 2 Bottle

Review: Throttle 2 Bottle Canadian Whisky   (87/100)
a review by Chip Dykstra (Aka Arctic Wolf)
Posted On November 14, 2017

Throttle 2 Bottle (T2B) is Canadian Whisky sold in the USA by Bighorn Spirits located in Sheridan Wyoming. Bighorn Spirits has apologetically patriotic  website which embraces the freedoms granted to citizens of the US by their constitution. Linked to their patriotic spirit is a true zest for social responsibility as website links the freedoms enjoyed to the duty of the people to uphold state laws with respect to responsible consumption of alcohol.

Then Bighorn goes further with their own social promise:

For every case sold, Throttle 2 Bottle will donate $1 to a veteran, military family or military cause state by state! We will find local organizations in each state that T2B is distributed and sold.

In the Bottle 4.5/5

The theme of the Bottle presentation is the freedom to enjoy the great American outdoors whether it be via, dirt bike, skidoo, all terrain vehicle (ATV) or even an airplane. Lest you think they are promoting drinking and driving the label contains a reminder:

“When we are DONE with the Throttle, we REACH for the Bottle. ”

This is all wrapped up in the colours of Red, White, and Blue which I assume, is a patriotic homage to the American Flag. Silly me, being a Canadian rather than an American, had assumed (until I read the company messaging) that the whisky was promoting Nascar.

My misunderstanding aside, I like the bottle which strike a responsible message, and catches the eye.

In the Glass 8.5/10

Alas, my only encounter with Throttle 2 Bottle spirit was tasting my blind sample when judging the Canadian Whisky Awards. My sample was empty after judging, so I have only my brief notes (and my score) from those sessions to guide my review.

Colour: Pale Gold

Nose: Dusty wood spice & light rye. Chaff and grain field and fresh grain, some fruit and tobacco evolving.

In The Mouth 52/60

Flavour: Yummy Maple and butterscotch combined with the bitterness of rye and orange pith with touches cinnamon and wood spice.

In The Throat 13/15

Finish: Smooth and spicy.

The Afterburn 8.5/10

I am going to have to track down a full bottle of the Throttle 2 Bottle for my whisky collection. The Bottle design and the marketing are unique, and more importantly, the liquid inside that bottle (based upon my judging sample) is pretty darn good.

You may read some of my other Whiskey Reviews (click the link) if you wish to have some comparative reviews.

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As always you may interpret the scores I provide as follows.

0-25     A spirit with a rating this low would actually kill you.
26-49   Depending upon your fortitude you might actually survive this.
50 -59  You are safe to drink this…but you shouldn’t.
60-69   Substandard swill which you may offer to people you do not want to see again.
70-74   Now we have a fair mixing rum or whisky.  Accept this but make sure it is mixed into a cocktail.
75-79   You may begin to serve this to friends, again probably still cocktail territory.
80-84   We begin to enjoy this spirit neat or on the rocks. (I will still primarily mix cocktails)
85-89   Excellent for sipping or for mixing!
90-94   Definitely a primary sipping spirit, in fact you may want to hoard this for yourself.
95-97.5 The Cream of the Crop
98+        I haven’t met this bottle yet…but I want to.

Very loosely we may put my scores into terms that you may be more familiar with on a Gold, Silver, and  Bronze medal  scale as follows:

70 – 79.5    Bronze Medal (Recommended only as a mixer)
80 – 89.5     Silver Medal (Recommended for sipping and or a high quality mixer)
90 – 95         Gold Medal (Highly recommended for sipping and for sublime cocktails.)
95.5+            Platinum Award (Highest Recommendation)

 

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