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PourMore Subscription Box Review – November 2016

Lindsey Morse
ByLindsey MorseNov 11, 2016 | 2 comments

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PourMore
3 overall rating
4 Ratings | 3 Reviews

PourMore sends exceptional whisky to your door every month.

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When you sign up for a subscription, you decide whether to receive whisky, Scotch, or bourbon. Each subscription has three tiers: Explorer, Enthusiast, and Connoisseur.

I’ve been reviewing this subscription for a while, and I initially signed up for the Scotch Explorer subscription. This month, I wanted to mix things up a little bit by trying the Bourbon Explorer!

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This review is of the Bourbon Explorer, $79 a month, box. 

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The Subscription Box: PourMore

The Cost: Price is dependent on the type of alcohol selected and the subscription tier. This review is for the Bourbon Explorer. The total cost for me each month (including shipping to DC) is $88.99. All subscription prices are as follows:

  • Whisky
    • Explorer $79 + shipping
    • Enthusiast $129 + shipping
    • Connoisseur $229 + shipping
  • Scotch
    • Explorer $79 + shipping
    • Enthusiast $149 + shipping
    • Connoisseur $239 + shipping
  • Bourbon
    • Explorer $79 + shipping
    • Enthusiast $139 + shipping
    • Connoisseur $229 + shipping

The Products: A different bottle of liquor every month.

Ships to: All US states EXCEPT: AK, AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MS, MT, ND, NH, NJ, OK, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, WV.

Check out all of our Pour More reviews and find other boozy boxes in the Alcohol Subscription Box Directory!

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Jefferson’s Reserve Old Rum Cask Finish– $99.99 (on sale for $89.99)

This is my first time trying Pour More’s Bourbon Explorer box, and I was really excited to see what would be in the box. I opened it up as soon as it arrived, and I was really excited to pull out this bottle!

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It’s a brand new release from Jefferson’s Reserve, and it was aged in both new American oak (for 8 years) and ex-rum barrels (for an additional 15 months).

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First of all, the bottle is lovely, and there’s something about the wooden stopper and wax seal that harks back to a bygone era. I love the vintage feel of it.

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Flavor wise, the rum-cask aging does really interesting things to this bourbon. It has some of the traditional bourbon flavors like vanilla and dried fruit, but there’s also a nice spiciness and a burnt sugar flavor that reminds me of rum.

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I don’t often drink bourbon straight as a sipper, but I think I’ll have to make an exception for this one. It’s so good! I also can’t wait to try using it in cocktails. I think this will make a killer Old Fashioned.

Verdict: I’m really impressed with this month’s PourMore! Jefferson’s Reserve Old Rum Cask Bourbon is excellent, and I love that Pour More decided to include a bottle that’s brand new to the market. Better still is that this bottle delivers on both taste and value. Hooray! It is a little disappointing that this box didn’t contain any supplemental information, but only one of the boxes I’ve received from Pour More so far has contained an info sheet. I’d love to see that included in every box, but, other than that, I’m really pleased with this month’s shipment.

What do you think of PourMore?

"You choose what type of you whiskey you would like to enjoy each month and curate a selection that is sure to please your palate. We do not announce upcoming whiskeys and make variable changes based on new experiences and whiskeys we enjoy. Each month we choose a whiskey created by a passionate cra... read more.
Lindsey Morse
Lindsey Morse
Lindsey is a professional baker, cold brew coffee addict, and rosé aficionado who loves writing about food and wine. When she’s not sharing her love of subscription boxes with the world, you’ll find her in the podcasting studio, perfecting her cake decorating techniques, or cursing her way through the New York Times daily crossword puzzle.

Lindsey Morse
Lindsey Morse
Lindsey is a professional baker, cold brew coffee addict, and rosé aficionado who loves writing about food and wine. When she’s not sharing her love of subscription boxes with the world, you’ll find her in the podcasting studio, perfecting her cake decorating techniques, or cursing her way through the New York Times daily crossword puzzle.
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2 comments

Meg

I know that the value on these can vary quite a bit. Would love to see a 6 month recap or something, see what the value averages to. If that’s possible, thanks!!

Teresa K

I agree. I think my husband would love the Bourbon subscription. But, if the value isn’t pretty close or better than what we pay each month I wouldn’t stick with it for long.

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