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Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 22 Year

by Bobby Longon August 16, 2018
The “Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Co” is a relatively new producer that is not actually a distillery or distilling operation at all.  Rather,  it is a Diageo-created and owned brand releases old whiskeys from casks that have some way or another ended up in Diageo’s possession.  In other words, they’re a pretty run-of-the-mill non-distilling producer […]
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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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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 […]
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Evan Williams Single Barrel 2009 Vintage

by Blake Cortrighton August 2, 2018
Evan Williams is a well-known, mass-marketed bourbon brand owned and operated by Heaven Hill – the largest family owned distilling company in Kentucky.  Heaven Hill produces many popular bourbon and rye whiskey brands, including Elijah Craig, Henry McKenna, Old Fitzgerald, Larceny, Rittenhouse, and Pikesville.  The Evan Williams portfolio is an entire family of brands in […]

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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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Wild Turkey Revival

by Andrew Owenon July 30, 2018
Wild Turkey Revival is the third installment of the “Master’s Keep” series, which appears to have become the brand’s new annual limited edition bourbon.  Each year’s Master’s Keep has been a bit different.  The inaugural release in 2016 was a cask strength 17 year old – the oldest age stated Wild Turkey ever released.  2017 […]

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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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1792 Bottled in Bond

by Andrew Owenon July 16, 2018
Bardstown’s Barton Distillery has released a flurry of new bourbons under their 1792 label, with the Bottled in Bond becoming the newest release when it debuted in the Fall of 2017.  Along with it’s standard Small Batch and Single Barrel, the 1792 label now has “High Rye”, “Sweet Wheat”, “Port Finish” and “Full Proof” editions, […]
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Henry McKenna 10 Year

by Bobby Longon July 12, 2018
Henry McKenna 10 year old bourbon is part of American whiskey giant Heaven Hill’s stable of bourbon brands produced at the company’s Bernheim distillery in Louisville, Kentucky.  It remains part of an ever shrinking list of age stated bourbons, and also carries bottled in bond and single barrel designations on the label alongside its age […]