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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 […]

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Blanton’s Straight From the Barrel

by Bobby Longon December 12, 2017
We are back for another round with the iconic Blanton’s bourbon produced by the Buffalo Trace distillery.  Here we have the straight-from-the-barrel bottling, which paradoxically is the most sought after bottle in the U.S. and is only sold outside of the U.S.  While Blanton’s is a Buffalo Trace product for all essential purposes, one must remember […]
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Michter’s Toasted Barrel Rye

by Bobby Longon November 29, 2017
The Michter’s (pronounced Mik-ters) brand is steeped in American whiskey history dating all the way back to the 1850’s, when the Bomberger’s distillery was producing Pennsylvania rye near Shaefferstown, PA.  Bomberger’s had a tumultuous journey through the 20th century, temporarily closing multiple times while simultaneously passing through the hands of several owners.  Eventually renamed Michter’s, […]

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Booker’s Bourbon Batch 2016-06 “Noe Hard Times”

by Bobby Longon November 22, 2017
Created by the late great Master Distiller at Jim Beam, Booker Noe, Booker’s bourbon is a quarterly release small batch bourbon that is uncut and unfiltered.  In other words, besides vatting the barrels selected for the batch, nothing is done from barrel to bottle.  No filtration, no cutting the proof with water.  If you want […]
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Ancient Ancient Age 10 Star

by Bobby Longon November 22, 2017
Even if this bourbon sounds unfamiliar to you, you’ve probably seen it on the shelf at many liquor stores (if you look low enough).  This bourbon has a long history dating back to the 1940’s, and is currently contract distilled by Buffalo Trace for Age International, the former owners of the Buffalo Trace Distillery who […]

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1792 225th Anniversary Bourbon

by Bobby Longon November 22, 2017
The folks at the Barton 1792 Distillery sure love their Kentucky history.  1792, which is displayed in large gold numbers on all their bottlings, is the year Kentucky officially became a recognized Commonwealth (fancy word for “State” for us non-Kentuckians or Virginians).  And hey, this obsession with Kentucky has paid off, as 1792 bourbon is […]
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1792 Sweet Wheat

by Bobby Longon November 21, 2017
Produced in Bardstown, Kentucky by the Barton 1792 Distillery, which is owned by Sazerac Company (i.e. Buffalo Trace), this is the first and only wheated whiskey in the 1792 lineup. Most bourbons have rye as the second largest contributing grain (bourbon must be 51% corn) but wheaters opt instead to use wheat. Wheaters have been […]