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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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Cedar Ridge Silver Label “P/C Hogshead”

by Andrew Owenon December 3, 2018
Nestled within the rolling hills of farmland just west of the large urban city of Cedar Rapids sits the Cedar Ridge Distillery – a quaint and picturesque estate of two buildings, a couple small grain bins, several barrel warehouses, and rows of grape vines.  Secluded from the bustling city a few miles away and tucked […]

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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 […]
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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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Ledaig 10 Year

by Andrew Owenon November 21, 2018
Ledaig (the “d” makes the “ch” sound) is heavily peated single malt whisky made by the isolated Tobermory distillery – the lone distillery on the island of Mull off of the southwest coast of the Scottish mainland.  Tobermory also produces a much more mildly peated single malt under the distillery name.  Tobermory is a very […]
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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 […]