J.R. Ewing Bourbon review

IMG_2293-2sTo coincide with the season three première of Dallas last February, Warner Bros teamed up with Southfork Bottling Company to launch a new brand of bourbon inspired by the infamous character J.R.

I was finally able to get a bottle and try it for the first time recently.

What a beauty. The bottle is something that you will certainly prominently display on you liquor shelf, both for the conversation starter that a J.R Ewing bourbon is and for the beauty of the design. It is magnificent. It is a work of art. A wooden stopper, an image of the Ewing Southfork Ranch that can be seen thru the golden liquid; the wow factor is immense.

But enough with the container. What about the content?

The J.R. Ewing Bourbon is a 80 proof 4 years old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. As primarily a Scotch lover, I drank it neat in a Glencairn glass.

The color is pale and the first aroma to reach your nose will be mainly corn, but with some vanilla and maybe a touch of caramel. As it reach you palate, oak will join the dance in a short finish with no burn. Contrary to the iconic character first played by Larry Hagman, J.R is light with no complexity.

With a price tag of around 35$, the J.R. Ewing Bourbon is an affordable liquor. The lightness and lack of burn might be a great gift from a liquor lover to push a Dallas fan friend into the whiskey world.

Based in Quebec and photographer for more than 15 years, I specialize in press photography (photojournalism) and corporate and event photography.

A 2006 graduate of the prestigious photojournalism program at Loyalist College in Belleville (Ontario, Canada), I first distinguished myself by being the first runner up student of the Association of Press Photographers of Eastern Canada (Eastern Canadian News photographers Association) for the quality of my portfolio.

Back in Quebec City after an internship at the Ottawa Citizen and the Edmonton Sun, and a contract at the Windsor Star, I quickly developed a large clientele including some of the most prestigious Canadian newspapers.

In 2018, I published two books: The hidden face of photography and En photo et en Affaires

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