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1792 Bottled in Bond

by Andrew Owenon July 16, 2018
Bardstown’s Barton Distillery has released a flurry of new bourbons under their 1792 label, with the Bottled in Bond becoming the newest release when it debuted in the Fall of 2017.  Along with it’s standard Small Batch and Single Barrel, the 1792 label now has “High Rye”, “Sweet Wheat”, “Port Finish” and “Full Proof” editions, […]

The Great Iceberg Debate

by Greg Kevorkianon July 14, 2018
This past weekend, I headed out with a couple of friends to grab a few drinks at our favorite whiskey bar and watch some MMA. Originally we were going to have a tasting party and buy the PPV but after a fight was removed from the card last minute, we decided this was probably a […]
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Henry McKenna 10 Year

by Bobby Longon July 12, 2018
Henry McKenna 10 year old bourbon is part of American whiskey giant Heaven Hill’s stable of bourbon brands produced at the company’s Bernheim distillery in Louisville, Kentucky.  It remains part of an ever shrinking list of age stated bourbons, and also carries bottled in bond and single barrel designations on the label alongside its age […]

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Tomatin 18 Year

by Robert Dianaon July 11, 2018
Tomatin Distillery has an interesting tale to tell.  While legend holds that whisky has been distilled onsite in the village of Tomatin since the 16th century, the licensed distillery originally known as Tomatin Spey Distillery Co Ltd was not established until 1897.  The company quickly went bankrupt in 1906, reopened under new ownership in 1909, […]
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The Arran Malt 10 Year

by Andrew Owenon July 8, 2018
The Arran Malt, as the name implies, is distilled in the northern village of Lochranza on the Isle of Arran, which lies off of the western coast of Scotland, between the Kintyre Peninsula and the Lowlands.  Latitudinally, the distillery sits further north of Campbeltown and on almost the same plane as Glasgow and the southern […]
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Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 20 Year (2017 Release)

by Bobby Longon July 5, 2018
Pappy Van Winkle.  Just saying those three words in a room of bourbon enthusiasts will cause all heads to instantly turn towards you.  For many bourbon fans, “Pappy” is the holy grail.  It’s the peak of Mount Everest.  Bourbon nirvana.  Once you’ve attained “Pappy”, you can go no higher.  What used to collect dust for […]

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Woodford Reserve Straight Malt Whiskey

by Andrew Owenon July 2, 2018
Brown-Forman’s relatively small and eclectic Woodford Reserve Distillery has built its reputation on innovation.  Situated in the country side of Versailles, Kentucky, Woodford distills using only copper pot stills rather than the large column stills typically employed for producing almost all of America’s bourbon.  Woodford commonly experiments with different cask finishes, wood types, grain variants, […]
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Lagavulin Distiller’s Edition

by Robert Dianaon June 27, 2018
The great fictional “Parks and Rec” character Ron Swanson once mused, “all of my life I’ve avoided Europe, and its multitude of terribleness, but it turns out, much to my surprise, there is actually one place in Europe that is worth seeing.  These tiny islands off of the coast of Scotland, where God’s chosen elixirs are […]
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Knob Creek Cask Strength Rye

by Bobby Longon June 26, 2018
Knob Creek rye whiskey, launched by Beam-Suntory in 2012, has by all accounts been a successfully consistent and solid mid-shelf rye whiskey over the past several years.  In late 2017, Beam finally threw fans of the whiskey a bone by announcing that a new single barrel program would be launched for Knob Creek rye, with […]

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Bullfrog Chicken and Monongahela Rye

by TW Wrighton May 10, 2018
I have many times before tried to decide what food would pair well with a particular whiskey. Usually it’s scotch paired with a cheese or smoked beef, pork, or even chocolate. This afternoon though, I tried to pair the perfect whiskey with a food. This may seem a natural way to proceed for wine enthusiast, […]
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