Whiskey Review: Kentucky Gentleman Bourbon with Johnnie Walker Red Label Comparison

Today we taste and review Kentucky Gentleman Bourbon and compare it to Johnnie Walker Red Label.

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ABall says:

U mentioned the water down taste. It will actually freeze. I’ve seen whole bottles freeze completely

ChrisC says:

“Not unattractive”. As usual, Daniel speaks in litotes.

Chris Bowlby says:

While I fully understand why you wouldn’t… would you ever consider explaining why some high end whiskeys go for smooth and removing the “bite” from a whiskey. Example JW Blue, and what if any merits there are for these whiskeys.

Ronald Theriot says:

I agree, the J.W. Red is much better than Kentucky Gentleman.

Central Gulf Coast Gearheads says:

A 5 bottle 4 person roundtable with you 2 would make my year, just saying, “RIM JOB”,,,, dam dog HAHA

Chad Winters says:

astronaut 1: I can’t find any milk for my coffee.
astronaut 2: In space, no one can. Here, use cream.

djr 001 says:

Too high on the mountain to get your joke… Did Rex just make a dad joke?

darthtripedacus1 says:

Just to prove you hate yourselves all the more you should enjoy some Kessler. You know for science fiction.

Joshua Holland says:

I have been trying to get ahold of you guys to have you try a whiskey whats the best way to message you guys??

Lockguy 26 says:


Christopher Dohan says:

Hey guys, big fan here who came over from the Modern Rogue and have been addicted since. I have a question I hope you’ll read on a video soon that I am going to basically copy paste from the Whisk(e)y Tribe FB group.

So I wanna try something with some peat in it, hopefully from Islay. I’m going to the beach with my fiancee soon and we want to bring a nice bottle of whisk(e)y. I really like Monkey Shoulder, Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban, Blanton’s, Bulleit Bourbon/Rye, Hibiki Harmony, and Nikka Taketseru Pure Malt. From what I understand this puts me more towards the lighter side? But I love dark chocolate and espresso so I want to try something from Islay. Anything that you guys recommend? If Islay is totally off for the beach any other recs are welcome!

I’d love it if y’all could read and respond to this before we go to the beach but if not I’d still love a recommendation into something more smokey and peaty. Thanks a lot y’all, you guys are rad as fuck.

Graeme Young says:

Thank you for reviewing some real world ‘Shyte’ . But the bottom shelf has to have something on it or the upper shelves will crush the shelves!!

Eric Schwab says:

I’m glad there’s not a rim cam shot in this one…..

Oroth Zin says:

Lol Rim Job Rex

Sir Mohnish Singh says:

Nice that you compared the Red with it!

Haider Hammad says:

I would really want to see a review on one of my favorites auchentoshan by you guys.

Kussai Asba says:

you guys should do an episode about fake whiskeys … alot of people die or go blind thinking they bought a legit bottle

Matthew Hansen says:

Johnny red is only for enemies and mixing… And if it’s better that this crap…. That says plenty for me.

Steven Hartzfeld says:

Try Virginia Gentleman please! My favorite budget whiskey.

Jeff Harrison says:

I was laughing by the time I finished reading the title of the video. My local favorite watering hole uses Kentucky Gentleman as their speed well whiskey. I’m not a whiskey snob by any means, but the first time I went there and ordered an old-fashioned, I just about spat the drink out. After my exclamation of “good lord what is that crap?” I was told it was Kentucky Gentleman. We got it sorted out and it is well worth the extra dollar for Bulliet

Peter Schumacher says:

Dude, the second Rex said “rim” I knew exactly where it was going.

Steven Jackson says:


Brad Whittington says:

That quote sounds more like Dorothy Parker than Dorothy Sayers.

fireborn says:

Raves do not happen at clubs. Raves happen in abandoned warehouses or burnt out barns.

Jacob Moorman says:


user_12304 says:

The Johnnie Walker Red part reminds of something I’ve been wondering for a while; how do you feel about Chivas Regal? I used to see it around a fair bit and it’d be interesting to see how people reacted to it.

Bio 2.0 says:

Hey guys. This magnificent bastard has been watching your videos for a while. I have been saving up some bottles.

I now have these among others in my collection : Nikka from the barrel, Balvenie Carribean cask, Roe&co, Red Breast, Teeling single grain, teeling single malt, teeling small batch, Powers gold label, Nikka Coffey Grain, Dalmore Cigar Malt, Tullamore Dew Single malt (14yo), four roses single barrel, Monkey Shoulder, Hibiki Harmony.

: Still wish to get some bottles that aren’t available in my country which have a state monopoly on alchohol. Limeburners Sherry Cask
Starward, Henry McKenna (10yo), Green Spot, green spot leoville barton, Yellow spot, Teeling Brabazon type 1 & type 2….. George T Stagg. Angels Envy port finish. And a variety of japanese whiskeys.. i almost forgot… We have a cask strength limit on 60 % so i have to travel to ever taste Booker’s.

Maria M. says:

So the reason for my KY Gentleman donation…the progress I’ve made with whiskey. This was the first whiskey I had in college. I mixed it with Coke and merely drank it to get drunk and party. Now, I don’t drink my whiskey to get drunk. I drink to learn and enjoy, both about the whiskey and the industry.

Stephen Reynolds says:

Sweet, wondered about the Scottish barrels thing for a bit, be awesome to try it. Gonna eventually get around to barrel ageing my own stuff Thanks for answering, I think 3 questions in the last week and a bit 🙂 I have more 🙂

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