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The Prideful Goat 15-Year-Old Bourbon Review

May 22, 2021

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The legend of The Prideful Goat goes something like this. In 2020, the bourbon market saw a glut of aged bourbon totes hit the open market. I can’t recall another time where I saw so many 15-year Kentucky bourbons available through Non-Distilling Producers (NDP) and distilleries who wouldn’t normally have this kind of aged stock. After research and talking to connections within the bourbon community, the most likely sources keep coming back to either Heaven Hill or Jim Beam. I tasted The Prideful Goat alongside Old Bones Bourbon 15-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and the flavor profiles were strikingly similar.

The Prideful Goat was released by Gulf Coast Distillers who also distills their own bourbons like Giant Texas Bourbon with a focus on using grains harvested in Texas.

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The Prideful Goat 15-Year-Old Bourbon Review

The Prideful Goat 15-Year-Old Bourbon Review

The Prideful Goat is a 15-Year Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey hand-picked by Gulf Coast Distillers.

Nose – 93 out of 100 Points

This bourbon has a depth I love with an aged whiskey — deep barrel char and reduced caramel stand out. I’m also picking up roasted peanuts and a good bit of pepper and oak spice.

Taste – 93 out of 100 Points

Red pepper spice starts the tasting experience then turns into tart and sweet cherries. There’s also a candy-like quality to the sweet and spicy front of the palate. That peanut note creeps in the middle of the palate. The back of the palate blooms with peppercorn. I do long for more barrel char on the palate to add more complexity and balance.

Finish – 94 out of 100 Points

The finish is long with more of the peppercorn and cherry. I do get just a hint of barrel char which is welcome.

Complexity – 93 out of 100 Points

This bourbon faired well with the extra aging. It was not overoaked. I thought the palate could’ve used more oak for added depth and complexity. But the interplay of sweet, spice, peppercorn, and barrel char was delicious.

Value – 95 out of 100 Points

What sets The Prideful Goat apart? Well, it’s 15-years-old and from Kentucky. It stands up against other bourbons within this age range as far as flavor and complexity. And it released at $100 — the best price I came across for the aged Kentucky bourbon totes.

Verdict – Gold 93.6 out of 100 Points

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About Matty Sims

Written by Matty Sims

Matty Sims is a storyteller who loves bourbon. He has been drinking and studying whiskey for over 10 years. He has also been featured on sites like Bourbon Sippers, Explore Whiskey, Thrive Global and Inside Hook, partnered with dozens of distilleries, and reviewed hundreds of whiskeys. He has also created single barrel stickers for Bourbon Pursuit and Total Wine.
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