Ron Burgundy Great Odin’s Raven Special Reserve

Thanks to my buddy for having this on hand.

I love scotch. Scotchy scotch scotch. Ron Burgundy Great Odin’s Raven Special Reserve is a Scotch. As such, here it goes down, down in my belly.

My buddy brought out this whisky as something I should have reviewed a while ago. Why? Well, I don’t know how to put this but I’m kind of a big deal.

That’s a joke, of course, I have horrible self-doubt and I’m anxiety-ridden every day. Some would say I’m in a glass case of emotion. Others would merely point out I’m a mess.

Before anyone tries to help me out, perhaps be my miniature Buddha covered in hair, let’s get to if this joke is worth buying. Because most people are buying this because the packaging is funny, they want to quote a movie that’s funny, but some of them may open it and it may end up in their mouth. Will it taste like a used diaper filled with baby food? Let’s see, shall we?

Price: Sold out? No idea, honestly, seemed like a joke whisky.

Region: Blend

Abv: 40%

Colour: 5Y 8/6

Nose: Caramel, grain, alcohol, apple, cinnamon

So first let down: There’s no leather or smell of rich mahogany. Nor any lanolin. La-lanoilin? Like sheep’s wool, yes.

Instead, you get generic caramel and apple. Which means I’m the pipe hittin bitch that’s passing the salt.

On the other hand, some apple and cinnamon. That’s a bit of something.

Taste: Vodka/alcohol, cinnamon, apple, oak

This really is Jack LAME whisky at first. It takes some time to bring out actual flavours that don’t just burn the insides.

Finish: Apple, oak, lime, grain

The finish is actually nice. It’s 100% full-blown Mexican. From the state of Oaxaca.

Oh, wait. Not it isn’t, honey.

It’s short and sweet.

Conclusion: Go watch the movie, quote the lines, heck watch the second movie too. Get a special edition if you’re a fan. Just… skip this. It’s not great.

As for me? I’m going to keep reviewing more whiskies and move on. Don’t act like you’re not impressed.


Scotch review #1162, Blend review #98, Whisky review #1788

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