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Bourbon Review: Penelope Toasted Barrel Finish

After wandering around the liquor store for 20 minutes and disgusted with the offerings I decided to look to a co-worker for inspiration. Earlier today he sent me a picture of Penelope Rio which is finished in Amburana barrels. If you know anything about this website I despise weird finished whiskey. I do however have a soft spot for toasted barrels so we grabbed a bottle of Penelope Toasted Barrel Finish. According to the website, […]

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Woodford Batch Proof 2024
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Bourbon Review: Woodford Reserve Batch Proof

Woodford Reserve Batch Proof was first releases in 2018, however I don’t recall seeing it in the state of New Hampshire until 2023. It’s a limited edition expression that I for one am happy to see was fairly was fairly easy for me to get in 2 months after its release. This is fast for New Hampshire as we have still yet to see the Elijah Craig Barrel Proof C923 or A124 arrive to the […]

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Bourbon Review: Bulleit 10 Years Old

According to the Bulleit website, Bulleit 10 Years Old is aged in charred American white oak and select Bulleit Bourbon barrels were set aside to age for 10 years. The result is a special expression of Bulleit that provides a rich, deep, incredibly smooth sipping experience. Bulleit was made for the first time in 1830 by Augustus Bulleit and was discontinued after his death in 1860. In 1987, his great-great grandson Tom Bulleit oversaw the […]

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Traveller Whiskey Review
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Whiskey Review: Traveller Whiskey Blend No. 40

Traveller Whiskey is a collaboration between Chris Stapleton & Master Distiller Harlan Wheatley. I’ll gladly give you that Chris Stapleton is a phenomenal musician and this comes from someone who didn’t like anything about country until I heard the song Tennessee Whiskey. Let’s start with the man, it is said he has more then 200 bottles of bourbon in his house and at his concerts he offers “The Single Barrel Experience” which provides the best […]

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Bradshaw Bourbon
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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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