High Ten and Lime … Wait, Ten High Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey and Lime

Ten High Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey.

Ten High Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey.

Well, it’s come to this: the $7.99 bottle of booze. For just under $8, we got 750mL of brown-colored booze flavored like whiskey in a plastic travel-ready bottle. Pretty sweet deal, eh?

I couldn’t help but read the name as “High Ten” instead of “Ten High” — it just makes more sense that way. Ten High? That’s a pretty shitty poker hand. High Ten? Now that just sounds delicious. From their website:

[Ten High Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey is a] quality sour mash whiskey that maintains a wealth of tradition and craftsmanship. Ten High is carefully distilled, and matured in white oak barrels, to create a smooth, distinctive bourbon.

Maybe a bit strongly worded, but it certainly wasn’t bad. The best way to drink it is with a little lime and some ice. The lime makes it a bit more complex. The ice cools down the flavor a bit. It’s not bad straight-up, but it’s certainly not something I’d equate with a pleasurable experience. But drinking it with ice and lime and looking out over the foothills of Tucson’s Mount Lemmon? Now that’s wonderful.

View from the Molino Basin Campground, Mt. Lemmon.

View from the Molino Basin Campground, Mt. Lemmon.