Category Archive: Bourbon

Oct 27

Maker’s Mark, KY Straight Bourbon Whisky

Maker’s Mark, a Kentucky Straight Bourbon whisky from the Beam Suntory stable, is one of those nearly iconic whiskys with widespread recognition and broad appeal. Almost certainly, you will find a bottle on the shelf at almost any bar or restaurant, easily recognized by its traditional squarish bottle and the distinctive, hand-dipped, red wax seal with the …

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May 11

Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2015

The Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2015 …..yes, another annual, “special release”, that hits the markets in the fall, but this one still flies a bit under the radar, which is good news that may not last for much longer as more bourbon fans discover this little gem. And even more to like….contrary to so many of …

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Feb 24

Bowman Brothers, Virginia Straight Bourbon

How about another bourbon for today? But we’re not going to taste a Kentucky bourbon, or even a Tennessee whiskey! Today’s whiskey is the Bowman Brothers, Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey ….. *distilled and bottled by the A. Smith Bowman distillery in Fredericksburg, VA.   Yes, Virginia there is whiskey in Virginia!    And believe it …

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Feb 17

Willett Pot Still Reserve, Kentucky Straight Bourbon

I’m going to continue this run of bourbon reviews with a review of Willett Pot Still Reserve, Kentucky Straight Bourbon. This is a single barrel release, from barrel #9551, that was bottled back in 2013. Given that the Willett Distillery was closed from the early 1980’s until January 2012, this is a sourced bourbon. I could …

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Feb 16

Old Forester 1870 Original Batch

Old Forester 1870 Original Batch is a Kentucky Straight Bourbon whiskey produced by Brown-Forman and considered part of their “craft series.” According to the official description, the 1870 Original Batch is intended to emulate the original batching process used in 1870 by George Garvin Brown. The original batching process took whiskies from three different distilleries and blended …

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