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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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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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Bourbon Review: Old Forester 1897 Bottled in Bond

Old Forester 1897 Bottled in Bond is crafted to honor a watershed moment in bourbon history – the U.S. Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897. According to the bottle, “Originally produced on Louisville’s Whiskey Row, this whiskey embraces the definition of the act introduced in 1897 which inspired higher quality standards.” What is Bottled in Bond? Bottled in bond is a label for American-made distilled beverages that have been aged and bottled in accordance with regulation laid […]

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Bourbon Review: Four Roses Single Barrel

The Four Roses distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, was built in 1910 with Spanish Mission-style architecture, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was originally called the Old Prentice distillery and was owned by J.T.S. Brown. The Four Roses brand began when Paul Jones, Jr., the founder of Four Roses Bourbon, became smitten by the beauty of a Southern belle. It is said that he sent a proposal to her, and she […]

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Bourbon Review: Rabbit Hole Heigold Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Rabbit Hole Heigold Bourbon is named after a German immigrant named Christian Heigold, a stonecutter. He moved to Louisville, Kentucky (USA) from Germany in the 1840s. This was a period of unrest with unprovoked attacks on Irish and German immigrants. Not long after the infamous Bloody Monday incident in 1855, he built his house. In order to prove his patriotism and loyalty to America, he carved inscriptions and busts of American notables into the facade […]

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