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Two Souls Spirits 6-Year Straight Bourbon (Rush Creek Distilling

$104.99

OVERALL
RATING

7

Whiskey Review: Two Souls Spirits 6-Year Straight Bourbon (Rush Creek Distilling)

Tasting Notes:

About:
A straight bourbon aged over six years from an Illinois distillery and bottled at 137.4 proof. It is priced at $104.99.
Appearance:
The glass holds some very nice amber-golden color, offering both strong legs and solid viscosity.
Nose:
The aromatics reflect a nice vanilla and oak combination, supported by a strong apricot fruit note. Other things to consider on the nose include a touch of brown sugar, peaches, and dried grass.
Palate:
The high-proof punches hard on the palate, so let it open up a bit and/or add some water. It is one to explore in the mouth, though, delivering some rich vanilla, dark cherries, maple, a nod of oak, mature apricots, a touch of black pepper, and a backsplash of banana.
Finish:
The finish is well structured here, giving you some nice heat as it fades off after a long spell.
Comments:
At 137.4 proof, this bourbon is definitely in hazmat territory, and it showcases itself fairly well across the board. Given the age statement, the price point is a little hard to consider, but if you’re looking for something truly unique, this is a winner.
Two Souls Spirits 6-Year Straight Bourbon (Rush Creek Distilling) review
We review Two Souls Spirits 6-Year Straight Bourbon (Rush Creek Distilling), aged for over six years from an Illinois distillery and bottled at 137.4 proof. (image via Two Souls Spirits)

Editor’s Note: We received a review sample of this whiskey from the brand. However, in accordance with our editorial policies, this has not influenced the outcome of our review in any way.

The world of American independent bottlers and whiskey blenders is a still emerging trend in the greater world of all things whiskey in the United States. The primary focus in this niche category is an eclectic mix of individuals sourcing unique barrels from top craft distilleries across the country and releasing them under their label, often giving a distinct and transparent call out on the labeling to where the whiskey was sourced from.

While the best known of this category are the likes of Single Cask Nation and Lost Lantern, several small players also exist in the space. One of these is Two Souls Spirits, co-founded by James Estrada and Chad Civetti in 2021. Describing their single barrel releases as “big, bold, 100% uncut and unfiltered,” they’ve netted some awards for their products and most recently released a trio of expressions for their spring 2024 offerings.

What’s in the bottle

The whiskey being reviewed here, Two Souls Spirits 6-year Straight Bourbon featuring Rush Creek Distilling, “Bold Rush,” is one of their spring 2024 releases and was sourced from Illionis-based Rush Creek Distilling. Distilled from 74% corn, 16% rye, and 10% malted barley, this bourbon was laid down in February 2018 in a Atlas Barrel Co, Char 3 barrel initially for a little over six years. It was then put to bottle this past March.

Bottled at 137.4 proof, this whiskey is priced at $104.99.

Nino Kilgore-Marchetti

Nino Kilgore-Marchetti is the former founder of The Whiskey Wash, an award-winning whiskey lifestyle website dedicated to informing and entertaining consumers about whisk(e)y globally. As a whisk(e)y journalist, expert, and judge, he has written extensively about the subject, been interviewed in various media outlets, and provided tasting input on many whiskeys at competitions.

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