Michter’s US-1 Small Batch Bourbon

Last August I snagged a bottle of Michter's 10 year old wanting to see what the fuss was about. I thought the ten year old was a bit too much hype for what it was. But I have never tried their standard small batch bourbon. Friends of mine have said it is a solid pour. … Continue reading Michter’s US-1 Small Batch Bourbon

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Knob Creek Cask Strength Limited Edition RyeWhiskey; great whiskey that evoked a lot of memories

I have to admit that cask strength Knob Creek releases tend to be pretty special. Even the Single Barrel 120 Proof is amazing. While I love Booker's, the Knob Creek Cask Strength and Single Barrel releases are older than standard Booker's releases. I bemoan the fact that regular Knob Creek has lost its age statement. … Continue reading Knob Creek Cask Strength Limited Edition RyeWhiskey; great whiskey that evoked a lot of memories

About Last Night – A Bourbon Get Together And A Review of Russell’s Reserve Vintage 2002 Bourbon

My friend Tom Spencer invited me to join a Facebook group made up of his bourbon drinking friends, many of whom are really starting to be collectors of really good whiskies. Keith Pellerin is the creator of the group, and includes Mark Trahan, Mauro Callaba, Neal Hebert, and Patrick Haydell. A group whose love of … Continue reading About Last Night – A Bourbon Get Together And A Review of Russell’s Reserve Vintage 2002 Bourbon

A Little Bit About Maker’s Mark Distillery With A Review of Bounty Hunter’s Maker’s Mark Private Select Exclusive Oak Stave Selection

Maker's Mark was a bourbon I discovered in college. It was something you would occasionally splurge on. When I was in college they celebrated their 100th Anniversary and put out a 100 proof bourbon with a gold wax seal. However, given that Maker's only really got its start in 1953, I'm not sure to this … Continue reading A Little Bit About Maker’s Mark Distillery With A Review of Bounty Hunter’s Maker’s Mark Private Select Exclusive Oak Stave Selection

Today was a rough day for good bourbon; 1792 Single Barrel Review

Today, disaster struck in Bardstown, Kentucky. Half of warehouse 30 at Barton 1792 Distillery collapsed, with 9000 barrels of bourbon involved in the collapse with another 11,000 at risk in the still standing part of the warehouse. For a bit of history, Barton Distillery is the oldest distillery in Bardstown, which is arguably the bourbon … Continue reading Today was a rough day for good bourbon; 1792 Single Barrel Review

A Rainy Cool June Evening With Old Fitzgerald 11 Year Old Bottled in Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon

A little bit of history here- Pappy Van Winkle bought the Old Fitzgerald brand and it was the wheated bourbon in it's hay day. However, the brand has since transferred hands to Heaven Hill, while Pappy is made at Buffalo Trace, and Steitzel Weller, Pappy's distillery, long idle, distills Bulleit. Old Fitz is now generally … Continue reading A Rainy Cool June Evening With Old Fitzgerald 11 Year Old Bottled in Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon