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St. Augustine Distillery Visit

by TW Wrighton December 22, 2018
There were two reasons that I was in St. Augustine over the weekend. The first is that I was going to help run a weapons range which was a fund-raiser for an old friend of mine who was running for Congress. The second reason was to visit St. Augustine Distillery. Just inside the front door […]

McClintock Distilling Company, Bill Varnell’s Visit

by Bill Varnellon December 9, 2018
Bill writes- This past weekend I attended McClintock Distilling Company’s second anniversary and bourbon release party in Frederick, Maryland.  I found this craft distillery to be unique, and had a very pleasant visit. It is McClintock’s mission “To embody the innovative and creative spirit of McClintock Young and never settle for the industry standard for […]

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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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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 […]
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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 […]