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Blade and Bow Review

by Robert Dianaon May 8, 2018
Blade and Bow is a relatively new bourbon in the American whiskey scene.  It was introduced by Diageo, a massive London-based spirits corporation, in 2014 in conjunction with the reopening of the legendary Stitzel-Weller distillery to the public.  There is perhaps no distillery more famous in bourbon lore than Stitzel-Weller, whose column stills used to […]
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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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Evan Williams Black Label Review

by Blake Cortrighton April 24, 2018
Evan Williams bourbon is produced by Heaven Hill at their Bernheim distillery in Louisville, KY, and is by volume sales Heaven Hill’s most popular bourbon brand.  In fact, according to Spirits Business, Evan Williams was the 7th highest selling whiskey in the world in 2017, and 2nd highest selling bourbon brand (behind Jim Beam). The […]
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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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Four Roses Single Barrel Review

by Andrew Owenon April 10, 2018
Along with its bottom shelf “Yellow Label” and mid-shelf Small Batch bourbons, Four Roses also releases a more premium level single barrel bourbon year-round.  Note that this is different from their barrel proof single barrel bottles. As you may recall from the small batch review (linked above) or from any previous knowledge of Four Roses […]

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Basil Hayden’s Bourbon

by Blake Cortrighton March 28, 2018
Basil Hayden’s Bourbon is part of the Jim Beam “small batch” bourbon line, which also includes Knob Creek, Baker’s, and Booker’s.  The brand was launched by Beam in 1992 to commemorate Meredith Basil Hayden Sr, a historical figure whose family name is tied to the creation of the Old Granddad line of bourbons, as well […]
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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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Wheater Showdown: Weller 12 Year VS. Van Winkle Lot B 12 Year

by Andrew Owenon February 8, 2018
Pappy and Weller.  Are there two names more deified in the current bourbon boom?  I would guess not.  But interestingly, one could count on both hands the number of years its been since the Pappy Van Winkle (or Old Rip) and Weller bourbons sat on the shelves in stores for reasonable prices collecting dust.  Sure, they were […]
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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 […]