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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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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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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: 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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Top 5 Liquors of 2023

Top 5 Liquors of 2023: Number 2 – Booker’s 2023-03 Rare Uncut & Unfiltered “Mighty Fine Batch”

Our Top 5 Liquors of 2023 sees our highest ABV/Proof entry on the list. Booker’s 2023-03 Rare Uncut & Unfiltered “Mighty Fine Batch” comes in with an ABV of 63.30% (126.6 Proof) and it doesn’t hide the fact it is that strong. The Bookers 2023-03 has an incredible nose that pulls you in from the first pour with an aroma of oak, honey, melon and cinnamon. The first sip has some significant heat to it but […]

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Top 5 Liquors of 2023

Top 5 Liquors of 2023: Number 3 – Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing Series Limited Release 2023

Coming in at Number 3: Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing Series Limited Edition 2023 on our Top 5 Liquors of 2023. This is a bourbon that is put into the barrel at a higher proof than most other bourbons. The 110 Proof barreling versus the normal 100 Proof results in a smoother finish and the alcohol absorbing more of the oak during the aging process. The bourbon on first sip comes off as being a higher proof than […]

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Brooklyn Bakery
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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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Editorial: Announcing Cigar and Liquor of the Year

At the end of 2022, when we were strictly a liquor review site operating as The Liquor Authority we named our first ever Liquor of the Year, Chicken Cock Straight Bourbon Whiskey. We opted to only announce one winner with no end of year list. In 2023, The Barrel Burner has decided to expand how we announce Liquor of the Year. Starting on Monday, December 18th, we will announce our Top 5 liquors beginning with #5. […]

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