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Wild Turkey Longbranch

by Andrew Owenon September 24, 2018
Wild Turkey’s newest year-round bourbon release, titled “Longbranch”, is a result of collaboration between Master Distiller Eddie Russell and famed actor (and bourbon drinker) Matthew McConaughey.  The marketing for this release is heavy handed, but artfully done and not ridiculously over the top.  Whether McConaughey is little more than a new celebrity endorser, or was […]
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Elmer T Lee

by Bobby Longon September 20, 2018
Elmer T. Lee is one of the great, industry-changing figures of bourbon history.  Elmer got his foot into the bourbon door post-World War II, when he was hired as a maintenance technician at the George T. Stagg Distillery (known today as Buffalo Trace).  Elmer quickly rose in rank at the distillery, and before long he […]

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Jim Beam Black

by Robert Dianaon September 19, 2018
As we continue to explore more available and budget-minded bourbons, we land today on Jim Beam Black.  A relatively detailed summary of Jim Beam’s history was given in the review of Jim Beam Distiller’s Cut, so I’ll avoid repeating myself.  Go ahead and give that review a read.  Go on, I’ll wait 🙂 *long, contemplative […]
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Russell’s Reserve Rye 6 Year

by Andrew Owenon September 17, 2018
Anyone who has spent much time in my home or conversed with me in the WBSE Facebook group has learned pretty quickly that I am a huge fan of Jimmy and Eddie Russell and the bourbons that they make at Wild Turkey.  Outside of water, the Russell’s Reserve bourbons – both the small batch 10 year […]

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Booker’s Bourbon Batch 2018-02

by Bobby Longon September 13, 2018
Another week, another Booker’s bourbon review as I get all of the gaps filled in to keep you up to date with what’s currently on store shelves!  The second batch release of 2018, dubbed “Backyard BBQ”, is currently on shelves pretty much everywhere alongside 2018-01, leftovers of 2017-04, and in some areas a brand new […]
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Old Granddad 114

by Andrew Owenon September 11, 2018
On the heels of last week’s review of the bottom-ish shelf Old Granddad Bottled in Bond, it seems fitting to follow up with its “big brother”, which clocks in at a hefty 114 proof and does not have an age statement, and typically only costs $3-5 more than the bonded version. For a bit more […]

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Booker’s Bourbon Batch 2017-04

by Bobby Longon September 6, 2018
I’ll save you the introduction, as this is now the fourth batch of Booker’s we’ve reviewed here.  My reasons for reviewing multiple batches are simple:  not every batch tastes the same – some are much better than others – and it’s not uncommon for you to be picking between two different batches at the same […]
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Jim Beam Distiller’s Cut

by Robert Dianaon September 5, 2018
Jim Beam whiskey has been around for a long time.  Like a really long time.  Legend  has it that Jacob Beam sold his first barrel of whiskey under the name “Old Jake Beam Sour Mash” back when the United States of America was still a teenager.  And over the course of a couple centuries, no […]

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Old Granddad Bonded

by Andrew Owenon September 4, 2018
Old Granddad is an historic bourbon brand that has been around since the mid-1800s.  Originally created by distiller Raymond Hayden to commemorate his grandfather Basil Hayden, the Old Granddad label changed ownership a couple times in the 19th century before landing in the capable hands of the National Distillers Products (NDP) group, who owned and […]
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Hochstadter’s Family Reserve Rye Whiskey 16 Year

by Bobby Longon August 23, 2018
Hochstadter’s Family Reserve Rye is a limited release of sourced rye whiskey, bottled by The Cooper Spirits Company in Philadelphia, PN.  The Cooper Spirits Company has been around since 2006, and also owns the Hochstadter’s Vatted Rye, Slow & Low Rock and Rye, and Lock Stock & Barrel Rye brands.  For Hochstadter’s Family Reserve and […]