The weekend before we celebrated the independence of our nation the Malt Nuts ditched the malt and adopted a corn focused mentality. In honor of the country we call home we eschewed the imports and gathered a lineup of America’s Native Spirit, but being the kind of folks we are it wasn’t just any old… Continue!
Knob Creek 25th Anniversary is a series of single barrel Knob Creek releases being put out by Jim Beam to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the brand which was originally created by Fed Noe’s father Booker Noe. Each bottle of the Knob Creek 25th Anniversary is delivered at full cask strength and non-chill filtered which… Continue!
I absolutely loved the cask I got in 2016 and the Rebel Yell 10 Years Single Cask 2017 is following fairly close behind its predecessor. Like last year’s release, and all other Rebel Yell releases, this is a wheated whiskey created by Heaven Hill; presumably using the same wheated whiskey recipe as their Old Fitzgerald… Continue!
Booker’s Blue Knights Batch is the second of the 2017 Booker’s releases. Booker’s has always been among my favorite bourbons because of its rich dense oaky profile so it’s something I always look forward to trying. While a cask strength / barrel proof bourbon isn’t entirely unique in the category anymore it is still fairly… Continue!
Peg Leg Porker is a BBQ restaurant located in Nashville, TN owned by Pitmaster Carey Bringle who lost his leg to cancer at a young age; hence the name. Peg Leg Porker 8 Years is his second release of sourced whiskey and its launch in 2016 garnered almost as much acclaim as his wildly successful… Continue!
Last year the SCWC gathered and we put on an 8 Blind Rye event and ever since that night we’ve been plotting a follow up… which we recently held. The setup was the exact same as before with someone (thanks Rumi) pouring the bourbons into color coded beakers so that even Mike and… Continue!
I remember the first bottle of Wyoming Whiskey I got a few years back, batch 18. It started out ok but became increasingly worse the longer it was open. I was sure WW was on a doomed track. Then they made some changes, got a new master distiller and a new blender among other things… Continue!
There’s just not a whole lot about this 16 Year Old Collector’s Item Bourbon online. The only real information I could find is that Dowling has a tumultuous history. Owned by a number of different people and at one point being just bottlers. The Dowling brand appears to now be owned by Heaven Hill, but unfortunately… Continue!
I.W. Harper 15 is interesting and not just because it’s a decent bourbon. The I.W. Harper Brand extends back to 1872 and was originally put out by Isaac Wolfe Bernheim. Like many brands it has changed hands several times over the years; its current owner is Diageo who’s using whiskey sourced from the Bernheim Distillery… Continue!
Can you believe this is the first time I’m reviewing the regular Eagle Rare Bourbon release? I’ve done the old Eagle Rare 101 and an Eagle Rare single barrel, but this is the first time I’ve sat down and done a review of the plane jane Eagle Rare Bourbon that’s on the shelves. Funny how… Continue!