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Blade and Bow Review

by Robert Dianaon May 8, 2018
Blade and Bow is a relatively new bourbon in the American whiskey scene.  It was introduced by Diageo, a massive London-based spirits corporation, in 2014 in conjunction with the reopening of the legendary Stitzel-Weller distillery to the public.  There is perhaps no distillery more famous in bourbon lore than Stitzel-Weller, whose column stills used to […]
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Blanton’s Straight From the Barrel

by Bobby Longon December 12, 2017
We are back for another round with the iconic Blanton’s bourbon produced by the Buffalo Trace distillery.  Here we have the straight-from-the-barrel bottling, which paradoxically is the most sought after bottle in the U.S. and is only sold outside of the U.S.  While Blanton’s is a Buffalo Trace product for all essential purposes, one must remember […]

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1792 Sweet Wheat

by Bobby Longon November 21, 2017
Produced in Bardstown, Kentucky by the Barton 1792 Distillery, which is owned by Sazerac Company (i.e. Buffalo Trace), this is the first and only wheated whiskey in the 1792 lineup. Most bourbons have rye as the second largest contributing grain (bourbon must be 51% corn) but wheaters opt instead to use wheat. Wheaters have been […]
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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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Buffalo Trace

by Andrew Owenon November 17, 2017
Buffalo Trace bourbon, the flagship of arguably the most prolific distillery propelling the modern day bourbon boom, was introduced in 1999 right after the distillery’s owner, Sazerac, decided to change the name from the George T Stagg (sound familiar?) Distillery to Buffalo Trace.  The distillery, located in Frankfurt, is allegedly the oldest continuously operating distillery […]
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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 […]