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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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Maker’s Mark Cask Strength

by Bobby Longon January 11, 2019
While it’s one of the most popular bourbons in the United States by sales volume, Maker’s Mark tends to get overlooked in enthusiast circles.  It’s ironic how a community that usually appears starved for wheated bourbon can ignore the most readily available one on the shelf.  This is of course speaking of the ordinary release […]

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Booker’s 30th Anniversary Bourbon

by Chad Caddenon January 1, 2019
In 1988, Booker Noe – the late Master Distiller at the historic Jim Beam Distillery in Clermont, KY – made history when he released the first modern barrel proof bourbon under his own name.  In a very real way, it is Booker Noe that we enthusiasts can thank for the plethora of barrel proof bourbon […]
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Booker’s Bourbon Batch 2018-04

by Bobby Longon December 17, 2018
As 2018 draws to a close, the final batch of  the year of Booker’s – the unfiltered barrel proof bourbon of the Jim Beam lineup – is starting to hit store shelves across the nation.  You can expect to get a consistently solid bourbon with any batch of Booker’s, but as retail prices rise it’s […]
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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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Wild Turkey Rare Breed 116.8 Proof

by Andrew Owenon November 27, 2018
Following Robert’s review of the newest value-oriented barrel proof bourbon on the market, Old Ezra 7 Year Barrel Strength, I figured it was fitting today to review another barrel proof bourbon that is both readily available and less than $50.  In a world where Bookers has increased in price by 25% in the last 18 […]
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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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Bookers Bourbon Batch 2018-03

by Bobby Longon November 19, 2018
The third of four 2018 releases of Beam’s behemoth Booker’s bourbon is officially everywhere, with the previous batch, Backyard BBQ, beginning to dwindle from shelves and the fourth batch “officially released”, but to my knowledge not actually on any store shelves yet.  Dubbed “Kentucky Chew”, the third release of 2018 is an ode to the […]

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Woodford Reserve

Woodford Reserve Batch Proof

by Bobby Longon October 10, 2018
Woodford Reserve Batch Proof is a limited edition offering of the standard Woodford Reserve straight bourbon bottled essentially without any dilution, giving fans of the brand a chance to experience the bourbon about as close as straight from the barrel as possible.  For a more comprehensive summary of the Woodford Reserve brand, see last year’s […]
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Booker's Batch 5

Booker’s Bourbon Batch 2016-05

by Bobby Longon October 4, 2018
Today we grow ever nearer to completing my quest to have every Booker’s bourbon release from the past two years reviewed in full for you here.  The fifth batch of 2016 was dubbed “Off Your Rocker”.  Let’s see how it compares to the rest! Notes: Distilled, aged, and bottled by Beam-Suntory at the Jim Beam […]