Fairlawn Bourbon (1916)
Added on Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 01:56 PM
  Age: N/A Type: American
  Vintage: 1916 Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 50.00 % Region: Illinios
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only

Distilled 1916    Corning Distilling Co. #22 1st district IL

Tax label imperfect, exact year of bottling during Prohibition unknown.

No age stament on bottle visible. 

Member Ratings and Notes

Nose: Rye spice
Palate: Very nicely balanced sweet notes with spice. Sandalwood rye notes and sugar syrup.

Finish: Surprisingly, the sweetness seems to win over the finish.


Very well balanced. B+/A-

For a bourbon that was distilled almost 100 years ago, this is really quite sprightly and "alive." Sweet and good, cinnamon, clove, allspice, and altogether kind of apple-y. It's really like a bouqet of great spices (but not spicey) in the mouth, with a cider-pear-honey kind of mild sweetness, and a perfect warmth. The kind of thing you'd sit with by a campfire and drink a ton of. Excellent and memorable stuff. 

n:  Okay


p:  Wintergreen, walnut oil.  Very oily, really, but GREAT.




N: Seems very typical of today's average bourbon. Sweet, fairly bold. Hint of mint. 

P: Really tastes like something from down the street. Willett comes to mind. Very drinkable. 

F: Lingers for a nice bit. Very nice.


I have terrible notes for this. I just know I gave it a solid B and said, "Sure, why not". Go figure.  

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