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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 […]

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Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 20 Year (2017 Release)

by Bobby Longon July 5, 2018
Pappy Van Winkle.  Just saying those three words in a room of bourbon enthusiasts will cause all heads to instantly turn towards you.  For many bourbon fans, “Pappy” is the holy grail.  It’s the peak of Mount Everest.  Bourbon nirvana.  Once you’ve attained “Pappy”, you can go no higher.  What used to collect dust for […]
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Woodford Reserve Straight Malt Whiskey

by Andrew Owenon July 2, 2018
Brown-Forman’s relatively small and eclectic Woodford Reserve Distillery has built its reputation on innovation.  Situated in the country side of Versailles, Kentucky, Woodford distills using only copper pot stills rather than the large column stills typically employed for producing almost all of America’s bourbon.  Woodford commonly experiments with different cask finishes, wood types, grain variants, […]

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Knob Creek Cask Strength Rye

by Bobby Longon June 26, 2018
Knob Creek rye whiskey, launched by Beam-Suntory in 2012, has by all accounts been a successfully consistent and solid mid-shelf rye whiskey over the past several years.  In late 2017, Beam finally threw fans of the whiskey a bone by announcing that a new single barrel program would be launched for Knob Creek rye, with […]
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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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Old Overholt Bonded Review

by Andrew Owenon April 18, 2018
Old Overholt has been around for a long time.  And I mean a long time.  Like so many modern Kentucky rye whiskeys (such as Rittenhouse, Michter’s, and Pikesville), Old Overholt was initially a rye whiskey produced in the New England area during the period between the late 18th century and Prohibition when Pennsylvania and Maryland rye dominated […]
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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 […]