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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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Top 5 Liquors of 2023

Top 5 Liquors of 2023: Number 1 – Horse Soldier Barrel Strength Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Our Number 1  selection in our Top 5 Liquors of 2023 is Horse Soldier Barrel Strength Straight Bourbon Whiskey and it changed the way I drink my bourbon. I use to be fearful of higher proof bourbons with concern the high ABV would mute the flavor. It turned out to be just the opposite as it opened a whole new tasting experience. According to their website, “The Horse Soldier brotherhood was forged in fire during the first days […]

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Bourbon Review: Booker’s 2023-03 Rare Uncut & Unfiltered “Mighty Fine Batch”

With four releases in 2023, we take a look at Booker’s 2023-03 Rare Uncut & Unfiltered “Mighty Fine Batch.” It was a bourbon I picked up to share at Friendsgiving but I a Monday morning quarterback mentality I wish I kept it all for myself. From the website, “Booker’s® Bourbon is a rare barrel-strength bourbon, bottled uncut and unfiltered. But you obviously know a good bit about bourbon, because you don’t end up here by […]

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Press Release: Wild Turkey Generations Now Available

Wild Turkey Generations marks the first time three generations of the Russell family have collaborated on a single whiskey, blending storied past with compelling present to honor the family’s remarkable legacy. With over 100 years of combined experience between Wild Turkey Master Distillers Jimmy Russell, Eddie Russell and Associate Blender Bruce Russell, this bourbon is a blend of hand-selected barrels unique to each of their tastes. Bruce, like his grandfather Jimmy, prefers bold bourbon flavors, […]

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Bourbon Review: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof B523

The B523 release of Elijah Craig Barrel Proof has some controversy attached to it as it is the first release to be aged less than 12 years and it comes with a price increase. The new label which continues to be hand-written now features a spot for age and the B523 comes in at 11 Years and 5 months making it the youngest barrel proof release to date. This release marks the 32nd in the […]

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Bourbon Review: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Review A123

Elijah Craig is named after Elijah Craig, a Baptist minister who is credited with inventing the process of charring the inside of oak barrels to age bourbon. The first Elijah Craig Barrel Proof was released in 2013. It was a gift shop-only release, and the exact number of bottles that were released is unknown. However, it is believed that there were only a few hundred bottles. That first ever release was bottled at 134.2 proof. […]

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Bourbon Review: Horse Soldier Barrel Strength Straight Bourbon Whiskey

I was first enthralled with the story of Horse Soldier when I got together with some guys from Montana over cigars and bourbon. Being in a state controlled liquor state the bottle wasn’t available at the time but it’s been on my radar since that day in September of 2022. According to the website, “The Horse Soldier brotherhood was forged in fire during the first days after the 9/11 attacks. Immediately following this affront on […]

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Rye Review

Rye Review: Traverse City Whiskey Co. Straight Rye Whiskey Barrel Proof

Located in Northern Michigan near Grand Traverse Bay, which is part of Lake Michigan sits Traverse City Whiskey Company. Michigan might not be synonymous with Rye but the company is quietly making a name for themselves. We recently gave their barrel proof bourbon a 96 rating which had us eager to try the barrel proof Rye. According to the bottle, “This uncut rye whiskey is age for more than four years and has a traditional […]

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Bourbon Review: Traverse City Whiskey Co. Straight Bourbon Whiskey Barrel Poof

Travers City Whiskey Co. began as an idea between 3 friends (Chris, Jared and Moti) in 2011. Chris discovered his grandfather’s old patents for distilling whiskey on the family’s farm, it created a spark among three friends to build something close to their hearts — a small batch whiskey company that bottled not only the best whiskey around, but also the friendly, adventurous spirit of “Up North” Michigan. The company was kind enough to send […]

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