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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, […]
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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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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, […]

New Whiskey Watch: Old Forester Kentucky Straight Rye

by Andrew Owenon April 28, 2018
Brown-Forman (Old Forester’s parent company) recently submitted a label for a new Old Forester Kentucky straight rye whiskey to the TTB for approval (see the image above, taken straight from the TTB website).  Remember, just because a label is submitted to the TTB for approval, there is no guarantee that the whiskey will be released, […]

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Evan Williams Black Label Review

by Andrew Owenon April 24, 2018
Evan Williams bourbon is produced by Heaven Hill at their Bernheim distillery in Louisville, KY, and is by volume sales Heaven Hill’s most popular bourbon brand.  In fact, according to Spirits Business, Evan Williams was the 7th highest selling whiskey in the world in 2017, and 2nd highest selling bourbon brand (behind Jim Beam). The […]

New Bourbon Alert: Booker’s 30th Anniversary

by Andrew Owenon April 20, 2018
The TTB recently approved a label submitted by Beam-Suntory for Booker’s 30th Anniversary Bourbon (see the picture above, taken directly from the TTB website .  Carrying a 16 year age statement, this batch of Booker’s would be more than twice as old as regular Booker’s batches, and 5 years older than the previous oldest release, Booker’s […]

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Old Overholt Bonded Review

by Andrew Owenon April 18, 2018
Old Overholt has been around for a long time.  And I mean a long time.  Like so many modern Kentucky rye whiskeys (such as Rittenhouse, Michter’s, and Pikesville), Old Overholt was initially a rye whiskey produced in the New England area during the period between the late 18th century and Prohibition when Pennsylvania and Maryland rye dominated […]

New Bourbon Rumor: Larceny Barrel Proof

by Andrew Owenon April 13, 2018
Wheater fans, start rejoicing!  A label for Larceny Barrel Proof just passed through the TTB today (see the picture above, taken directly from the TTB’s website) making a release sometime in 2018 seem likely.  Keep in mind that just because a distiller submits a label for TTB approval, there is no guarantee that the whiskey […]

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Kilchoman Machir Bay Review

by Andrew Owenon April 12, 2018
Kilchoman (pronounced kill-ho-man) is one of the newest distilleries in Scotland, and the newest distillery on the island of Islay (until Ardnahoe opens its doors this May).  Founded in 2005 by former-independent bottler Anthony Wills, Kilchoman is a true “farm distillery”.  Situated on Islay’s Rockside Farm, Kilchoman has a couple thousand acres of farmland leased […]
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Four Roses Single Barrel Review

by Andrew Owenon April 10, 2018
Along with its bottom shelf “Yellow Label” and mid-shelf Small Batch bourbons, Four Roses also releases a more premium level single barrel bourbon year-round.  Note that this is different from their barrel proof single barrel bottles. As you may recall from the small batch review (linked above) or from any previous knowledge of Four Roses […]