Archive for August, 2018
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WBSE Barrel Report: Volume 1 Issue 1

by WBSEon August 30, 2018
  Aug 31, 2018 Vol 1 – Issue 1 The WBSE Barrel Report Featuring the latest news and updates in the world of whisk(e)y! In This Issue:  Castle & Key Grand Opening Shameless Plug TTB Approvals Review of the Week Metallica Whiskey Shameless Plug Get WBSE T-Shirts here! Castle & Key Grand Opening After a […]
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Johnnie Walker Green Label 15 Year

by Blake Cortrighton August 29, 2018
Johnnie Walker Green Label is the middle child of the Johnnie Walker line up.  It’s the truest introduction to the “premium” side of the range, and sits in that premium-yet-still-affordable $50 price category.  Left behind are the 40% ABV’s and screw top caps of Red and Black, in favor of a bulked up 43% ABV, […]

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Johnnie Walker Double Black

Johnnie Walker Double Black

by Andrew Owenon August 27, 2018
Progressing up the Johnnie Walker price ladder, we now find ourselves at the Double Black, which sits about $10 more than the standard 12 year Black, and is advertised as a “darker, smokier interpretation of the world famous Johnnie Walker Black Label”.  Diageo’s blenders achieve this by using a higher proportion of west coast and […]
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Hochstadter’s Family Reserve Rye Whiskey 16 Year

by Bobby Longon August 23, 2018
Hochstadter’s Family Reserve Rye is a limited release of sourced rye whiskey, bottled by The Cooper Spirits Company in Philadelphia, PN.  The Cooper Spirits Company has been around since 2006, and also owns the Hochstadter’s Vatted Rye, Slow & Low Rock and Rye, and Lock Stock & Barrel Rye brands.  For Hochstadter’s Family Reserve and […]

WBSE Gear

by WBSEon August 22, 2018
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Joseph A Magnus Barrel Proof Bourbon (WBSE Single Barrel)

by Robert Dianaon August 22, 2018
Joseph A. Magnus is a young distillery with some old history. They are located in Washington DC’s distillery and brewing district, Ivy City, which is next to Union Market. There are the typical tours and tastings, but the distillery also offers an interesting “Dream Distiller Experience” which also pushes forth their craft inspirations. The older […]

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Rebel Yell 10 Year Single Barrel

by Andrew Owenon August 20, 2018
The Rebel Yell bourbon brand is a sourced bourbon belonging to the portfolio of Luxco, a non-distilling producer headquartered in St. Louis.  Luxco is not a new face in bourbon industry, and they also own the Ezra Brooks, Old Ezra, David Nicholson, and Minor Case labels, among a slew of other whiskeys and spirits brands.  […]
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Orphan Barrel

Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 22 Year

by Bobby Longon August 16, 2018
The “Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Co” is a relatively new producer that is not actually a distillery or distilling operation at all.  Rather,  it is a Diageo-created and owned brand releases old whiskeys from casks that have some way or another ended up in Diageo’s possession.  In other words, they’re a pretty run-of-the-mill non-distilling producer […]

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Johnnie Walker Black Label 12 Year

by Blake Cortrighton August 15, 2018
While Johnnie Walker Red Label may sell more by volume, the Black Label may be the most recognizable scotch whisky in the world.  The poster child of Diageo’s Johnnie Walker range, the Black Label is marketed as a more premium step up from the non-age stated Red Label, and can be found in almost any […]
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Johnnie Walker Red Label

Johnnie Walker Red Label

by Andrew Owenon August 13, 2018
As the most popular (by volume sales) scotch whisky in the world, and second highest selling of any whiskey only to Brown-Forman’s Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Johnnie Walker needs little introduction.  The blended scotch brand is the face of worldwide spirits behemoth Diageo’s operations in Scotland. Diageo owns over two dozen malt and grain distilleries […]