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Press Release: Buffalo Trace Collaborates With Chris Stapleton For Traveller Whiskey

Buffalo Trace Distillery’s Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley and Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and musician Chris Stapleton today unveiled Traveller Whiskey, a new, premium blended whiskey that represents a first-of-its-kind collaboration of collective artistry. Proudly blended and bottled at the World’s Most Award-Winning Distillery under Wheatley’s expert supervision, Traveller is the result of countless hours of testing, tasting and dedication to craftsmanship that have produced powerful songs and world-class whiskeys. Of the collaboration, Stapleton shared, “Partnering with […]

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Bourbon Review

Bourbon Review: Yellow Bird Tennessee Bourbon Whiskey

From the Yellow Bird Tennessee Bourbon Whiskey bottle, “Tennessee and the Appalachian Region have a rich history coal mining. These hard working and courageous miners helped establish the state and its modern economy. The smaller, less regarded hero of the times was the Canary who was employed to identify dangerous gas leaks inside the mines, therefore saving countless lives. As a proud Tennessee brand, they honor the history while paying just tribute to our feathered […]

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Tennessee Whiskey

Whiskey Review: George Dickel No. 12 Sour Mash Tennessee Whisky

Born early in the 19th century, 40 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence George A. Dickel was an established Nashville merchant when he entered the whisky business. Dickel grew his reputation for selling the smoothest, most mellow spirits in the region. Geo. A. Dickel & Co. was born and when the Cascade Hollow Distillery opened in 1878 when George Dickel bought a large share. George Dickel followed in the Scottish tradition of spelling […]

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Bourbon Review

Bourbon Review: Bulleit Bourbon

The Bulleit brand was developed by Augustus Bulleit in the 19th century with the first batch of Bulleit bourbon being made around 1830. Augustus continued to produce Bulleit it up until his death in 1860. In 1987 his great-great-grandson Tom Bulleit began distilling his version of the bourbon.  The brand would be purchased by Seagram in 1997 and it was widely introduced to the US markets in 1999 before Diageo acquired the brand. On March 14, […]

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American Whiskey

Whiskey Review: Spirit Hound Distillers Straight Malt Whisky

Tis the season for gift giving and receiving. Today I review a pairing that was the result of a couple of gifts. As co-host of the award winning The Cigar Authority podcast I was a recipient a couple of gifts from listeners who have become friends. The first being a bottle of liquor from Spirt Hound Distillers. This year (2022) the libation won the award for Whisky of the Year at the International London Spirits […]

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Wheat Whiskey

Whiskey Review: Woodford Reserve Wheat Whiskey

I could start this review with the usual vent about living in a state where the liquor is state controlled. In short, you are the mercy of a state buy. Most worker’s don’t know a thing about alcohol and a lot of items on the shelf are the same day in and day out. So while  walking up & down the aisle numerous times I decided to grab something that I hadn’t seen before. I […]

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Bourbon Review

Bourbon Review: Russell’s Reserve 10 Years Old Bourbon

As a cigar smoker I learned early that some things are hard to find and not always with the chase. Since I first had Russell’s 13 Years Old Bourbon this summer at a local bar, I have been chasing it because it was that good. But unlike cigars, finding some bourbons in the state of New Hampshire is downright difficult due to the state owned liquor stores that have made it hard for consumers to […]

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Bourbon Review

Bourbon Review: Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

I went to a barbecue on Memorial Day that a bartender friend of mine hosted and I went to the liquor store looking for something that she didn’t have on the shelf where she works that would be interesting to try. Seeing Chicken Cock Bourbon, the humor of such a brand name would definitely be an ice breaker with any attendees I didn’t know. Turns out the brand has deep roots being first established in […]

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Bourbon Review: Buffalo Trace

Buffalo Trace Distillery has some of the most popular bourbons on the market today. Besides the bourbon that shares the name with the Distillery they produce EH Taylor, Eagle Rare, George T. Stagg, Stagg Jr, Weller and Pappy Van Winkle. The company doesn’t disclose their mash bills, but there is a great article over at Lost Cargo breaking down what uses each bill. As the $9 billion bourbon industry expands, Buffalo Trace just recently announced […]

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