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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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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 […]

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Bluebird 4 Grain Bourbon

by Robert Dianaon November 7, 2018
Craft distilleries tend to be a bit of a controversial point in the whiskey world. Some “craft” brands are little more than non-distilling producers who source their whiskey from large distillers, while other traditional start up distilleries end up selling young whiskey at a premium price. So, for the whiskey lover that loves local businesses, […]
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Rock Hill Farms Single Barrel

by Bobby Longon November 1, 2018
Many bourbon fans know that the Buffalo Trace Distillery uses a unique “high rye” mash bill for creating its famous Blanton’s and Elmer T. Lee bourbon brands.  What some may not know is that there is an entire line of bourbons that Buffalo trace distills from “mash bill #2”, including Ancient Age, Hancock’s Reserve, and […]
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Little Book Batch 2: Noe Simple Task

by Bobby Longon October 23, 2018
Beam surprised the majority of people in the whiskey community in 2017 when they announced a new limited release whiskey that would not be a bourbon.  Nor would it be a rye whiskey.  How about a blended whiskey!  Wait, what?  If you’re like me, blended whiskey is often associated with what we may call “rot […]

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Whistlepig 10 Year Rye

by Blake Cortrighton October 22, 2018
Whistlepig is an interesting company to talk about in whiskey circles. On the one hand, their 10 year old rye whiskey is one of the most awarded ryes in the world. On the other hand, many of their bottles are sourced rye whiskies primarily from Canada and some from Indiana. With their new Farmstock line […]
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Woodford Reserve

Woodford Reserve Batch Proof

by Bobby Longon October 10, 2018
Woodford Reserve Batch Proof is a limited edition offering of the standard Woodford Reserve straight bourbon bottled essentially without any dilution, giving fans of the brand a chance to experience the bourbon about as close as straight from the barrel as possible.  For a more comprehensive summary of the Woodford Reserve brand, see last year’s […]
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Jim Beam Single Barrel

by Robert Dianaon October 9, 2018
If you have been following our reviews lately, you’ve probably noticed our focus on exploring budget-friendly bourbons. Several of these have come from the Beam Distillery, including Old Granddad Bonded, Old Granddad 114, Jim Beam Distiller’s Cut and Jim Beam Black. Today we’ll look at another Beam bourbon friendly to most budgets – the Jim Beam […]

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Old Bardstown Bottled in Bond

by Andrew Owenon October 8, 2018
While less than a century old, Willett Distillery has a bit of a convoluted history for me to briefly summarize.  The original Willett Distilling Company was founded in 1936 by the eponymous family that had a long history of distilling prior to building its own distillery on a farm on the south side of Bardstown, […]
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Booker's Batch 5

Booker’s Bourbon Batch 2016-05

by Bobby Longon October 4, 2018
Today we grow ever nearer to completing my quest to have every Booker’s bourbon release from the past two years reviewed in full for you here.  The fifth batch of 2016 was dubbed “Off Your Rocker”.  Let’s see how it compares to the rest! Notes: Distilled, aged, and bottled by Beam-Suntory at the Jim Beam […]