Old Medley 12 — Bourbon Review

Old Medley, honestly, one of the best bourbons I've ever had. And no one knows about it!
Old Medley, honestly, one of the best bourbons I’ve ever had. And no one knows about it!


Old Medley, aged 12 years, is the big brother of Wathen’s Single Barrel bourbon.  At the time of writing this, I haven’t tried Wathen’s.  But I know I’m going to because Old Medley is outstanding!  It’s in my top 3 bourbons.  For sure.  It might be my favorite!!!

Company Specs:

Didn’t really find any.  I think they’re so busy making bourbon that they neglected to build a proper website to showcase their goods.


None that I saw.

Taste Rating: A-

It’s smooth and sweet, which makes it a great bourbon for noobs.  I think that’s why I like it so much.  It’s so easy to drink.  I taste oak at first, then caramel, brown sugar and toffee.  Almost no burn at all.  Like so smooth it’s hard to really describe.

Value Rating: B+

Yes, $50 is a bit much for this bourbon.  It’s true.  At $40, it’d be a must-buy, must have to the tune of several cases.  Yes, that’s how much I like it.

Overall Rating: A-

Did I mention it’s in my top 3?  Well, it is.  And, here’s the best part about Old Medley, nobody really knows about it.   Sure, some of the other more obscure bourbon blogs do, but they were somewhat dismissive of its greatness.  I think that’s because they, the reviewers, tend to prefer bourbons that have a more distinctive and complex character.  I get it, I get that line of reasoning.   But there is something to be said for simple and sweet, which is precisely what Old Medley is.  Simple and sweet and easy drinkin’.  Definitely buy some.  But don’t spread the word.  I like seeing it on the shelves.

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