American Whiskey

Chris Morris – Author of Woodford Reserve’s Double Double Oaked

by TW Wrighton March 21, 2019
In a recent conversation with Chris Morris, I may have asked him a question that he has never been asked before, or at least not in a long time. I could tell by the pause before his answer that he thought it an odd question, perhaps not even a real question. But, it’s a question […]

Clyde May’s Alabama Style Whiskey

by WBSEon March 13, 2019
By special contributor Mindy Schwartz I have heard of Clyde May’s before, but other than trying a sip of their straight bourbon in a Total Wine several years ago, I’ve never ventured into any of the brand’s products.  Recently I was graciously sent a sample of Clyde May’s Alabama Style Whiskey, so it’s time for […]


Weller CYPB

by Bobby Longon March 1, 2019
If you’ve never been to Buffalo Trace Distillery’s fantastic and highly informative website, I’d highly encourage you to do so.  You won’t understand where this new addition to the Weller brand lineup came from otherwise.  For years, Buffalo Trace’s website has had an interactive section where you could “craft your own perfect bourbon” by customizing […]


Red Brick Barrel Strength Single Malt Whiskey

by Robert Dianaon February 25, 2019
Throughout my whiskey journey, I am always trying to find drams that are budget friendly, but taste like they go for a premium price. If you search through the site, you will find a series of articles about some cheaper Jim Beam bottles, as well as my favorite high proof value, Knob Creek Single Barrel. […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

Knob Creek Twice Barreled Rye

by Andrew Owenon January 2, 2019
In my personal opinion, I’m not sure any American whiskey brand was more successful in 2018 (by my own definition of success) than Knob Creek Rye.  While prior to 2018, Knob Creek Rye only existed as a 100 proof, non-age stated mid-shelf offering, in the last 365 days we have seen the creation of a […]


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 […]


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 […]