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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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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 […]

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Knob Creek Cask Strength Rye

Knob Creek Cask Strength Rye

by Bobby Longon June 26, 2018
Knob Creek rye whiskey, launched by Beam-Suntory in 2012, has by all accounts been a successfully consistent and solid mid-shelf rye whiskey over the past several years.  In late 2017, Beam finally threw fans of the whiskey a bone by announcing that a new single barrel program would be launched for Knob Creek rye, with […]
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Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Barrel Proof

Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Barrel Proof

by Bobby Longon January 8, 2018
The Jack Daniel’s Distillery, residing in the otherwise small and quiet town of Lynchburg, Tennessee (population of about 6,000), has always been a sleeping giant in the American whiskey industry.  No other American distillery has the resources available to it that Jack Daniel’s does, which includes ownership of its own private cooperage.  Nevertheless, for decades […]

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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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Little Book Batch 1

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, […]