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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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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 […]

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Wild Turkey Revival

by Andrew Owenon July 30, 2018
Wild Turkey Revival is the third installment of the “Master’s Keep” series, which appears to have become the brand’s new annual limited edition bourbon.  Each year’s Master’s Keep has been a bit different.  The inaugural release in 2016 was a cask strength 17 year old – the oldest age stated Wild Turkey ever released.  2017 […]
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The Arran Malt 14 Year

by Andrew Owenon July 23, 2018
Today we continue our journey through the Arran Malt, aptly named for the only active whisky distillery currently on the Isle of Arran in between Scotland’s west coast and Kintyre Peninsula (home of the Campbeltown region).  Take a look back at my review of Arran’s 10 year old single malt to get your bearings on […]

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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 […]
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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 […]