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Jack Daniel’s Old No.7

by Andrew Owenon December 31, 2017
99% of the time, my endeavors as a whiskey enthusiast and reviewer are an absolute joy.  I buy and try whiskeys that are personally intriguing, and that I have usually done somewhat extensive research on to make sure they are worth my money.  But sometimes I review a whiskey not because I want to, but […]
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Sazerac Rye

by Andrew Owenon December 21, 2017
Sazerac Rye, perhaps better known in enthusiast circles as “Baby Saz”, is Buffalo Trace Distillery’s entry level rye whiskey.  Remember, Buffalo Trace Distillery is owned by the Sazerac family’s company which is based in New Orleans.  This whiskey was created to pay homage to the Sazeracs, as well as the famous New Orleans-based cocktail that […]

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Woodford Reserve

by Andrew Owenon December 15, 2017
The Woodford Reserve brand has been around since 1996, but it is produced at an ancient (albeit renovated) distillery that has been producing whiskey since the late 1700’s outside of Versailles, Kentucky.  The distillery has changed owners a number of times, but has been continuously distilling since it was built except for two brief periods […]
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Wild Turkey 101

by Andrew Owenon December 13, 2017
Wild Turkey has been a stalwart on the Kentucky bourbon scene since the 1940’s, and its modern day iterations seem to have a fairly polarizing effect on the whiskey drinking populace.  Many firmly entrenched whiskey enthusiasts are extremely fond of the Wild Turkey line of bourbons (this author included), yet there seems to be a […]

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Michter’s Barrel Strength Rye

by Andrew Owenon December 2, 2017
Following my semi-disappointing experience with this year’s limited edition Michter’s Barrel Strength Rye Toasted Oak Finish, which everybody and their mother except for me (and my mother, who doesn’t drink whiskey) seems to love, I started looking for an opportunity to try this standard version of the Michter’s Barrel Strength Rye.  This is supposedly the […]
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Michter’s Toasted Barrel Rye

by Bobby Longon November 29, 2017
The Michter’s (pronounced Mik-ters) brand is steeped in American whiskey history dating all the way back to the 1850’s, when the Bomberger’s distillery was producing Pennsylvania rye near Shaefferstown, PA.  Bomberger’s had a tumultuous journey through the 20th century, temporarily closing multiple times while simultaneously passing through the hands of several owners.  Eventually renamed Michter’s, […]

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Ancient Ancient Age 10 Star

by Bobby Longon November 22, 2017
Even if this bourbon sounds unfamiliar to you, you’ve probably seen it on the shelf at many liquor stores (if you look low enough).  This bourbon has a long history dating back to the 1940’s, and is currently contract distilled by Buffalo Trace for Age International, the former owners of the Buffalo Trace Distillery who […]
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Jameson Caskmates

by Andrew Owenon November 22, 2017
Finally forced to innovate and experiment a bit due to the whiskey resurgence that is ongoing in the Emerald Isle, Midleton has started releasing new variations of its most well known label, Jameson.  (For more information on Midleton, the Irish whiskey scene, and types of Irish whiskey, click here).  The concept behind Jameson Caskmates is […]

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Little Book Batch 1: “The Easy”

by Bobby Longon November 20, 2017
It’s hard to think of a name more synonymous with bourbon whiskey than Jim Beam. Well now it is Beam-Suntory.  And in a move away from the norm, Little Book is a blended American whiskey, not a bourbon.  This is the first of what appears to be an annual limited release blended by Freddie Noe, […]
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Alberta Rye Dark Batch

by Brett Mullinson November 18, 2017
Alberta Rye Dark Batch is an enigma in the global whisky scene, even within the enigmatic Canadian whisky industry, whose rules and regulations would probably give the United State’s TTB or the UK’s Scotch Whisky Association an aneurysm.  Suffice it to say for this review, Canadian whisky laws are lax.  As long as 90.91% of […]