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Filling Out Your Whiskey Shelf

by Andrew Owenon September 18, 2018
Filling Out Your Whiskey Shelf One of the most common questions I encounter is from people who are just getting into whiskey, or have decided to expand their horizons after drinking only the same couple whiskeys.  The question is often phrased, “What are some good whiskeys for a beginner?” “I’m new to whiskey.  What should […]

The Great Iceberg Debate

by Greg Kevorkianon July 14, 2018
This past weekend, I headed out with a couple of friends to grab a few drinks at our favorite whiskey bar and watch some MMA. Originally we were going to have a tasting party and buy the PPV but after a fight was removed from the card last minute, we decided this was probably a […]

New Bourbon Alert: Booker’s 30th Anniversary

by Andrew Owenon April 20, 2018
The TTB recently approved a label submitted by Beam-Suntory for Booker’s 30th Anniversary Bourbon (see the picture above, taken directly from the TTB website .  Carrying a 16 year age statement, this batch of Booker’s would be more than twice as old as regular Booker’s batches, and 5 years older than the previous oldest release, Booker’s […]

Why Above-Retail Whiskey Pricing Is Not So Bad

by Brett Mullinson March 23, 2018
Anyone who has been a whiskey drinker for very long has likely come across bottles of whiskey on a shelf at prices higher than retail – often much higher.  The first reaction is often outrage.  How dare they try to rip us off?  But, as so often is the case with complicated issues, the fair […]

There’s Still Great Value In American Whiskey

by Andrew Owenon February 16, 2018
  There’s Still Great Value In American Whiskey By Andrew Owen If you’ve been an American whiskey consumer (particularly a bourbon consumer) over the past couple of years or more, you have witnessed firsthand the rapid rise in bourbon’s popularity, and along with it, a rise in prices, several losses of age statements, new allocation […]
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Booker’s Bourbon Batch 2016-06 “Noe Hard Times”

by Andrew Owenon November 22, 2017
Created by the late great Master Distiller at Jim Beam, Booker Noe, Booker’s bourbon is a quarterly release small batch bourbon that is uncut and unfiltered.  In other words, besides vatting the barrels selected for the batch, nothing is done from barrel to bottle.  No filtration, no cutting the proof with water.  If you want […]

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1792 225th Anniversary Bourbon

by Bobby Longon November 22, 2017
The folks at the Barton 1792 Distillery sure love their Kentucky history.  1792, which is displayed in large gold numbers on all their bottlings, is the year Kentucky officially became a recognized Commonwealth (fancy word for “State” for us non-Kentuckians or Virginians).  And hey, this obsession with Kentucky has paid off, as 1792 bourbon is […]
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Col. EH Taylor Small Batch Bourbon

by Andrew Owenon November 21, 2017
Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor Jr. was one of the pioneers of the bourbon industry in the late 19th and 20th century.  In the 1870’s, Taylor purchased a distillery which he called Old Fire Copper (or O.F.C) in Frankfort, KY.  He was an innovator in the industry, and was also the driving force behind the Bottled-in-Bond […]

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Maker’s Mark

by Andrew Owenon November 21, 2017
As of 2016, Maker’s Mark bourbon was the highest selling bourbon in my state.  The label and signature red wax seal are well known throughout the world, and the marketing folks behind the brand have done a great job of positioning it as an entry bourbon to the “premium” range.  Most of you likely know […]
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Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon

by Andrew Owenon November 17, 2017
Blanton’s may be the most distinguishable bourbon currently on the market.  From its squat, grenade-like bottle to the bronze horse and rider sitting atop the cork, this offering from Buffalo Trace immediately draws the eyes to it on the liquor shelf.  Alongside its unique aesthetics, Blanton’s also has quite the backstory, which you can read […]