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Cedar Ridge Silver Label “P/C Hogshead”

by Andrew Owenon December 3, 2018
Nestled within the rolling hills of farmland just west of the large urban city of Cedar Rapids sits the Cedar Ridge Distillery – a quaint and picturesque estate of two buildings, a couple small grain bins, several barrel warehouses, and rows of grape vines.  Secluded from the bustling city a few miles away and tucked […]
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Knob Creek Rye Single Barrel

by Andrew Owenon March 10, 2018
Full disclosure:  I am a fan boy Knob Creek Rye small batch.  Readily available at $25-30 and carrying a hefty 100 proof, it has served faithfully as my “House Rye” and primary cocktail whiskey for some time now.  So when I heard late last year that Beam-Suntory was going to release a 115 proof single […]

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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 […]