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Barrell Bourbon Batch 011

by Bobby Longon August 9, 2018
Barrell Craft Spirits, founded in 2013 by Joe Beatrice, has established itself as a bit of an eclectic whiskey producing powerhouse over the last several years.  They are sort of a pioneer in the American whiskey scene, although what they are currently doing is similar to what Scottish independent bottlers like Cadenhead and Adelphi have […]
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Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch B518

by Bobby Longon August 1, 2018
The 2nd of Heaven Hill’s three annual Elijah Craig Barrel Proof bourbon releases is now lining shelves throughout the nation.  Labeled Batch B518, the “B” recognizes it as the 2nd batch of the year, while “518” means it was released in May of 2018.  A118 was released earlier this year (read the review here), and […]

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Booker’s Bourbon Batch 2017-03

by Bobby Longon July 19, 2018
This is now the 3rd batch of Booker’s we have reviewed here, and for it we are going to step back in time a couple batches from the previous batch reviewed, “Kathleen’s Batch”, which was the first quarterly release of 2018.  My reason for this is simple:  there’s still a lot of Batch 2017-03 on […]
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Stagg Jr. Batch 9

by Blake Cortrighton July 18, 2018
Perhaps only surpassed by Pappy Van Winkle in modern day hype and rarity are the whiskeys of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection.  This mystic family of whiskeys, all produced by the Buffalo Trace Distillery, includes William Larue Weller wheated bourbon, George T Stagg bourbon, Sazerac 18 year old rye, Thomas H Handy rye, and Eagle […]

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

by Andrew Owenon 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 […]