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Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch C918

by Robert Dianaon January 15, 2019
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof bourbons are definitely a favorite here among us writers, and generally are in the broader bourbon community as well. We have already reviewed the previous two 2018 batches of ECBP – the B518 batch and the A118 batch. If you read those reviews, yes I will wait, you will see that […]
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Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit

by Robert Dianaon December 12, 2018
Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit is a single barrel bourbon proofed down to Wild Turkey’s iconic 101 proof. That means the warehouse, rick and barrel, all have an important part to play in the quality and flavor profile of the bottle you receive. We have reviewed several Wild Turkey products already, from the inexpensive Wild Turkey […]

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Knob Creek Single Barrel Bourbon

by Robert Dianaon December 5, 2018
Here we have another installment in our series of value priced barrel proof bourbons. Today we look at Knob Creek Single Barrel. Of course, Knob Creek Single Barrel is not bottled at its true barrel barrel proof, but is minimally diluted to standardize the proof at 120, making it pretty much the highest proof bourbon […]
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Old Ezra 7 Year Barrel Strength

by Robert Dianaon November 26, 2018
Luxco was founded in St. Louis in 1958. They have been a non-distilling producer for many years. In addition to the Old Ezra brand, you might have seen their Rebel Yell, Blood Oath or David Nicholson brands adorning your shelves as well. Interestingly, earlier this year, Luxco opened its first bourbon distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky, […]
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Bluebird 4 Grain Bourbon

by Robert Dianaon November 7, 2018
Craft distilleries tend to be a bit of a controversial point in the whiskey world. Some “craft” brands are little more than non-distilling producers who source their whiskey from large distillers, while other traditional start up distilleries end up selling young whiskey at a premium price. So, for the whiskey lover that loves local businesses, […]

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Jim Beam Single Barrel

by Robert Dianaon October 9, 2018
If you have been following our reviews lately, you’ve probably noticed our focus on exploring budget-friendly bourbons. Several of these have come from the Beam Distillery, including Old Granddad Bonded, Old Granddad 114, Jim Beam Distiller’s Cut and Jim Beam Black. Today we’ll look at another Beam bourbon friendly to most budgets – the Jim Beam […]
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Jim Beam Black

by Robert Dianaon September 19, 2018
As we continue to explore more available and budget-minded bourbons, we land today on Jim Beam Black.  A relatively detailed summary of Jim Beam’s history was given in the review of Jim Beam Distiller’s Cut, so I’ll avoid repeating myself.  Go ahead and give that review a read.  Go on, I’ll wait 🙂 *long, contemplative […]
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Jim Beam Distiller’s Cut

by Robert Dianaon September 5, 2018
Jim Beam whiskey has been around for a long time.  Like a really long time.  Legend  has it that Jacob Beam sold his first barrel of whiskey under the name “Old Jake Beam Sour Mash” back when the United States of America was still a teenager.  And over the course of a couple centuries, no […]

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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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Black Saddle Bourbon Whiskey

Black Saddle Straight Bourbon 12 Year

by Robert Dianaon August 8, 2018
In the modern whiskey climate where consumers are more savvy than ever, and more demanding than ever that producers meet at least a minimum transparency requirement, Black Saddle stands out as a black hole completely void of pretty much any information other than the fact that it is Kentucky straight bourbon and at least 12 […]