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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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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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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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Evan Williams Bottled in Bond Review

by Bobby Longon April 26, 2018
A step up in age and proof over the standard Evan Williams Black Label, Heaven Hill’s bottled in bond offering of the Evan Williams brand represents one of the cheapest bottled in bond bourbons in America, as well as one of the cheapest bourbons bottled at 50% ABV.  To be labeled as bottled in bond […]

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Booker’s Bourbon Batch 2018-01 Review

by Bobby Longon April 16, 2018
The first 2018 batch of Booker’s, dubbed “Kathleen’s Batch”, follows 2017’s inaugural batch as a roundtable selection.  This just means that, alongside Master Distiller Fred Noe, a few industry experts were brought in to help select the barrels that would be batched together for this release.  The batch is named after Kathleen DiBenedetto, who, according to the […]
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Jefferson’s Reserve Bourbon Review

by Bobby Longon April 11, 2018
The Jefferson’s brand of bourbons was created in 1997 by Trey and Chet Zoeller.  Jefferson’s, named after American Founding Father and 3rd President Thomas Jefferson, started as – and still is – a non-distilling producer who sources the bourbon it bottles from various distilleries.  In the early 21st century, the Jefferson’s brand was acquired by […]

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Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch A118

by Bobby Longon March 14, 2018
Just a few months ago, by popular vote all of you in the Whiskey Bourbon Scotch Enthusiast Community  voted Elijah Craig Barrel Proof as your favorite release of 2017.  In response, our staff posted our review of last year’a batch C917, which received very favorable remarks.  Indeed, ECBP’s 2017 accolades were well deserved! With a new […]
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Elijah Craig Barrel Proof

by Bobby Longon January 16, 2018
Here it is, the runner up for 2017’s Whiskey of the Year as chosen through popular vote by all of you!  The Elijah Craig bourbon brand was introduced by Heaven Hill Distillery in the mid-1980’s, and like so many American whiskeys, is named after some prolific historical figure who made an impact on the American […]

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Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Barrel Proof

by Bobby Longon January 8, 2018
The Jack Daniel’s Distillery, residing in the otherwise small and quiet town of Lynchburg, Tennessee (population of about 6,000), has always been a sleeping giant in the American whiskey industry.  No other American distillery has the resources available to it that Jack Daniel’s does, which includes ownership of its own private cooperage.  Nevertheless, for decades […]
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Woodford Reserve

by Bobby Longon December 15, 2017
The Woodford Reserve brand has been around since 1996, but it is produced at an ancient (albeit renovated) distillery that has been producing whiskey since the late 1700’s outside of Versailles, Kentucky.  The distillery has changed owners a number of times, but has been continuously distilling since it was built except for two brief periods […]