First of all, let me tell you I'm no expert on bourbon whisky, and I often find them rather bland. So how will this ultra-cheap supermarket bourbon fare? The CDC was established in 1866 so they've been in the game for some time. The color is golden orange, certainly not natural. It smells leather, flint and gunpowder, not much else, perhaps its one of those to add coca cola to. The taste is more leather, smoked ham, balsamic vinegar, some positive meaty notes here. Also crayons, full fat milk, black pepper, caramel, astringent waxy notes. This is far from the worst I've had, and at about 12$ a bottle its not a bad deal. But the finish leaves a little to be desired. It's short what flavor isconcerned, but leaves a bitter soapy note that hangs for awhile.
Half decent whiskey for a less than decent money: 4
Next tasting: Back to Scotland! (Glen Moray)