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13th Colony Southern Bourbon Whiskey Review

Published on Nov 22, 2020

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by Matty Sims

13th Colony Southern Bourbon
13th Colony Southern BourbonDetails
Mashbill70% corn, 25% rye, and 5% malted barley
In the Bottle95 Proof
ABV47.5%
Ageup to 4 years
Barrels53-gallon barrels
Size750 mL
Suggested MSRP$34.99
SourcedMGP and Others but Aged and Bottled in GA
Distillery13th Colony Distilleries
Americus, GA
Founded2009
ProsEvocative Flavor Combinations on the Palate
ConsTannins in the Finish
RatingSilver 84 Points
InventoryDaily Drinker
AwardsGold Medal (90 Points) - 2014 Beverage Tasting Institute

Southern Bourbon Whiskey is distilled by 13th Colony Distilleries in Americus, GA. This small craft distillery started with the idea of making moonshine for friends and family for Christmas one year. It grew into a unique, handcrafted southern bourbon whiskey at an affordable price. They also offer some great twists on classic cocktails recipes for their bourbon.

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13th Colony Southern Bourbon Whiskey

13th Colony Southern Bourbon

Southern Bourbon Whiskey in the Glass

Medium viscosity in the Glencairn whiskey glass. It’s a dark amber color.

Nose Dive – 86 Points

Candied pecans popped as the first smell. It’s got some youthful oak as well with subtle hints of vanilla and caramel. Enjoyable nose with some interesting notes and complexity.

Taste – 84 Points

The front of the palate has some tart Cherry notes that branches out into black pepper, oak, toasted pecans, and charred sugars down the side of the palate.

Finish – 82 Points

It’s a medium to short finish. It’s youthful oak with some tannins, reduced sugar, and sorghum.

Verdict – Silver 84 Points


The toasted pecans and oak were the unifying thread. It’s a solid drinker with interesting flavors, which are sometimes not as developed but still enjoyable. I’d love to revisit this with another 2 to 3 years sitting through those hot GA summers and cool winters.

Also, kudos for a great bottle design. Obviously, it brings to mind Birthday Bourbon. It’s such a unique bottle shape and, even if subconsciously, it adds perceived value in the drinker’s mind.

A craft bourbon whiskey worth supporting and drinking.

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Written by Matty Sims

Matty Sims is the Editor-in-Chief at a digital media company. LeAnn (his wife) and his daughters Claire, Maddy, and Adele along with a brand new pup Booker live in Taylors, SC, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He enjoys cracking a well-aged bottle of bourbon with friends and sharing stories, or cracking one of his favorite daily sippers on the back porch while the pup and his kids play in the backyard. He is a storyteller at heart, and Bourbon has deep roots in storytelling.

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