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Rabbit Hole Bourbon

by Robert Dianaon January 30, 2019
The Rabbit Hole Distillery is a baby by Kentucky standards, just being established in 2012. While their product is currently “contract distilled”, they have big plans for their distillery which began operating in 2018. Bear in mind that contract distilling is different from barrel sourcing.  Distilling contracts often afford the recipient control over mash bill […]
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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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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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Johnny Drum Private Stock

by Bobby Longon December 12, 2018
Johnny Drum Private Stock is a straight Kentucky bourbon produced by Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, which is more or less the name Willett takes up when acting as a non-distilling producer.  The bourbon is sourced from an undisclosed distillery from an undisclosed mash.  It used to contain a 15 year age statement, which has since been […]
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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 Weller Antique

by Bobby Longon November 30, 2018
Old Weller Antique is a bourbon that needs no introduction, and if you are reading this review, chances are it is not by accident.  The wheated mash bourbon made by Buffalo Trace has reached near-fabled status due to its on paper associations with the rarer-than-unicorns bourbon known as Pappy Van Winkle, whose 23 year old expression most […]
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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 […]