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Bourbon Review: EH Taylor Single Barrel

Today’s review of EH Taylor Single Barrel has inspired a rant. Unless you live or shop in New Hampshire feel free to skip ahead. Here is another story about how the New Hampshire Liquor Authority is nothing more but a state run mafia. It’s not about fairness to the consumer, its about the heads of the table getting access to liquor the everyday consumer cannot. Walk into any of the established restaurants or bars in […]

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Bourbon Review: Bradshaw Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Bradshaw Kentucky Straight Bourbon sitting on our shelf on the bar since the Super Bowl when we purchased it for the game. What better than a bourbon from 4x Super Bowl winner Terry Bradshaw. Not a knock on my childhood hero by any means, but this is what we were stuck with on the shelf here in New Hampshire the week of the Super Bowl. The biggest enemy of this website is the New Hampshire […]

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Bourbon Review: Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond Fall 2023

Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond is one of those bourbons you never see on the shelf at MSRP. The secondary market takes the bottle that should retail for $109.99 to northward of $500. For this I blame the liquor industry who allows price gouging. Distilleries ship their product to wholesalers, who then in turn sell them to stores. It is at the store level the price goes unchecked. The loser in this proposition is the […]

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Barrel Craft Gold Label
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Bourbon Review: Barrell Craft Gold Label Bourbon Release #2

According to the website, “Barrell Craft Spirits Gold Label Bourbon is a blend of straight bourbons aged up to 18 years. Barrels for this release were selected from four different collections: barrels with rich cherry and nutty notes, spicy tropical fruit-forward barrels, barrels with pronounced herbal and dark chocolate notes, and barrels with oak-forward coconut notes. The last group underwent a secondary maturation in toasted virgin American oak casks before being added to this intricate […]

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Wild Turkey Rare Breed Barrel Proof
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Bourbon Review: Wild Turkey Rare Breed Barrel Proof

The information about Wild Turkey Rare Breed Barrel proof on the company website is an example of poor marketing as there is a very little information available. What is stated is, “Wild Turkey Rare Breed is a “barrel proof bourbon”, meaning it has no added water to lower the proof or dilute the flavor after it’s been distilled. It’s a unique marriage of Wild Turkey 6, 8, and 12-year-old stocks, giving it a remarkably smooth […]

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Bourbon Review: Jim Beam Double Oak

The history of the Jim Beam family begins in 1740 when the Boehm family came to the 13 colonies, determined to live the colonial dream. 48 years later, they moved where Kentucky is now and changed their name to Beam. By the late 1700s, German, Scottish and Irish settlers were making rye whiskey in Western Pennsylvania. With government incentives to move west and grow corn, many moved to the Kentucky region. Among them was Jacob […]

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Bourbon Review: Penelope Barrel Strength Batch 16

Penelope Barrel Strength comes from Penelope Bourbon which was crafted and created to celebrate the impending birth of a cigar in 1998.   To commemorate this occasion, the company quickly realized they wanted to create a spirit that embodied the daily joy of celebrating life’s pleasures – big and small. Mike Paladini teamed up with his close childhood friend and neighbor, Danny Polise\to discover and produce a Straight Bourbon Whiskey everyone could appreciate and enjoy. A […]

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Woodinville Port Barrel Finished
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Woodinville Straight Bourbon Whiskey Port Finished Review

According to the bottle of Woodinville Straight Bourbon Whiskey Port Finished, “This truly small-batch bourbon starts with traditionally grown corn, rye, and malted barley. All of our staple grains are grown for us on the Omlin Family Farm in Quincy, Washington. The grains are mashed & distilled in our Woodinville distillery, then trucked back over the Cascade Mountains to our private barrel houses, where Central Washington’s extreme temperature cycles promote the extractions of natural flavors from the oak. Prior to being coopered, the barrel […]

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Bourbon Review: Blanton’s Straight From The Barrel

Blanton’s is known for three offerings all of which are increasingly difficult to find as the bourbon market grows. The basic entry is the Blanton’s Original  which is followed by Blanton’s Gold and lastly today’s review Blanton’s Straight From The Barrel. There is a fourth offering only available in the international markets called, Blanton’s Reserve which comes in at 80 proof. According to the Buffalo Trace website,  “Named after former distillery president Colonel Albert B. […]

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Bourbon Review: Lost Lantern Brooklyn Bakery

A few weeks ago we ran a press release from Vermont’s Lost Lantern. We weren’t shy and asked for a sample of Brooklyn Bakery being it hails from a distillery in Kings County, aka Brooklyn. My hometown where I spent the first 40 years of my life. The press release stated, “Kings County Distillery, the oldest distillery in New York City, creates some of the country’s most acclaimed and sought-after whiskies using New York-grown grains. […]

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