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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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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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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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Press Release: Buffalo Trace Distillery Releases Highly Anticipated Antique Collection for the Fall 2023 Season

Buffalo Trace Distillery has announced the return of its award-winning Antique Collection for the fall 2023 season, showcasing the products that best represent the Distillery’s exceptional craftmanship and dedication to distilling high-quality, award-winning spirits. This year’s portfolio includes all five Buffalo Trace Antique Collection  (BTAC) staples: George T. Stagg Bourbon, Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye Whiskey, Sazerac Rye 18-Year-Old Whiskey, William Larue Weller Bourbon, and a milestone for this year, the oldest Eagle Rare 17-Year-Old […]

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Bourbon Review: Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve

Knob Creek Distilling Company was founded in 1992 by Booker Noe, a seventh-generation member of the Beam family. Noe was inspired to create Knob Creek after tasting a bottle of pre-Prohibition bourbon that his grandfather had saved. He wanted to create a bourbon that was similar in flavor and character to that old bottle. Noe began by experimenting with different mash bills and aging techniques. He eventually settled on a recipe that used 77% corn, […]

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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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Bourbon Review: Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style

Old Forester has been on the market continuously for longer than any other bourbon and was the first bourbon sold exclusively in sealed bottles. The brand was first bottled and marketed in 1870 by the former pharmaceutical salesman turned bourbon-merchant George Garvin Brown — the founder of the Brown–Forman Corporation. During Prohibition period from 1920 to 1933, Brown–Forman received one of only six licenses authorizing lawful production for medicinal purposes. Today the company is still managed by his […]

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Bourbon Review: Still Austin Straight Bourbon Whiskey

When you think of Austin, Texas music is the first thing that comes to mind, at least for me. Bourbon however, is not something that would appear in the Top 20. At least until now. Still Austin Whiskey Co. recently launched its flagship straight bourbon whiskey. Still Austin is an independent craft whiskey distillery founded in 2015. They embrace the grain-to-glass concept that produces the highest quality whiskey by perfecting every part of the process […]

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