Medley Bros Bourbon is put out by the Charles Medley Distillery, Inc. and is the same company that puts out the Wathen’s line of whiskey as well as the Old Medley 12 years. Even though the company doesn’t actually distill anything, Charles Medley spent a good chunk of his life as a distiller at the… Continue!
Old Hermitage Medicinal Pint comes from the Hermitage distillery, which was also the Old Crow distillery and was the source of whiskey for both the Hermitage and OC brands. The distillery was built in 1868 and was at one point the biggest distiller of “sour mash whiskey” in the USA which also meant it was… Continue!
World War 2 raged from 1939 to 1945. This 1943 Old Forester Bottled In Bond was distilled in the Spring of 1939 before WW2 “officially” began (Sept 1) and was bottled in the Fall of 1943 which was when Italy surrendered to the Allies and declared war on Germany. While US Troops were fighting Nazis… Continue!
Jim Beam Distiller’s Masterpiece is an “extra aged” Jim Beam bourbon that’s been finished in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks, bottled at 100 Proof and is a throwback to the original Jim Beam Distiller’s Masterpiece that Fred’s dad Booker released back in 99. Finished in cognac barrels, the original languished on the shelves for years due… Continue!
Jim Beam Single Barrel both is and isn’t the same whiskey as Knob Creek Single Barrels. Everything that goes into Knob Creek and Booker’s comes from the centers of the warehouses while all of the rest of Jim Beam products come from the top, bottom and sides of the warehouses. This single barrel comes from… Continue!
Jim Beam Signature Spanish Brandy isn’t a finished bourbon, it’s actually a Jim Beam Bourbon that’s had “Rare Spanish Brandy” added to it. This addition of Spanish Brandy means it no longer qualifies as a bourbon and is instead labeled as a “Bourbon Whiskey Finished With: Rare Spanish Brandy” and the term Straight is never… Continue!
Booker’s Bourbon Off Your Rocker is the fifth edition of the Booker’s Roundtable series for 2016 and like all of the other ones I’ve had. I really enjoy it. To me the Booker’s series truly captures the depth, elegance and brute beauty of Jim Beam. It’s a celebration of the distillery and consistently releases the best… Continue!
Exquisite isn’t exactly the word I’d use to describe the Corti Brothers Exquisite Whiskey, but we’ll get into that more below in the review. This whiskey is a very interesting whiskey because it’s a bourbon finished in Amador County Mission Del Sol barrels, but instead of going on about it myself I’ll let the Corti… Continue!
Clyde May’s bourbon is a departure from their traditional Alabama Style whiskey because it contains no apples; it’s a straight bourbon. Clyde May coined, and trade-marked, the term Alabama Style Whiskey which is essentially a traditional bourbon that has oven-dried apples added to the barrels full of new-make. This is that traditional bourbon sans apples.… Continue!
St. Augustine Double Cask Bourbon hails from the land of alligators, retirees, spring break, orange juice and headline punchlines – Florida. It’s a young craft bourbon that clocks in at 16 months but does have some whiskey blended in that’s been aged up to 28 months, but I’ll let the distillery tell you all about… Continue!