Redemption 9 Year Barrel Proof Bourbon is a sourced MGP whiskey that’s been aged for 9 years and bottled at full cask strength / barrel proof. That means there’s been no water added and it’s in its most unfiltered and unadulterated state outside of sticking your glass straight into the barrel. In Redemptions’s Words: Redemption… Continue!
Bedtime Bourbon is a sourced whiskey who is straight up about that and doesn’t even attempt to hide it, which is awesome. No shitty backstory, no overwrought theatrics, not deception, no stupid stories, just good sourced whiskey bottled and served. The only thing they could do to make this better would be to offer it… Continue!
Four Roses Elliot’s Select 2016 was Brent Elliot’s first release as Four Roses Master Distiller after taking on the title in 2015. While the departing of the much beloved Jim Rutledge was shrouded in a bit of confusion and a touch of controversy, Brent did his best to do the thing he was hired to… Continue!
1990s Old Grand-Dad 86 proof completes the “recent” trinity of 86 proof OGD. I’ve had 1980s Nation Distillers OGD 86, I’ve had early 2000s Beam OGD 86 and now I’m tasting and reviewing the 90s stuff. Beam acquired OGD in ’87 when they acquired National Distillers and since this is from the 90s it’s most… Continue!
Wild Turkey 8 years 101 is the older version of the much beloved Wild Turkey 101 from back when it carried an age-statement; this particular bottle is an 80s Japanese export. This whiskey was also distilled at the old distillery on the old equipment which imparted some different flavors and aromas to it than what… Continue!
Wild Turkey Cheesy Gold Foil is – pun intended – the gold standard for all things Wild Turkey. Or at least it was until the Russell’s ’98 came along and dethroned it. A 12-year-old version of the reliable Wild Turkey 101 released for the American market in the mid-late 80’s through the early 90’s this… Continue!
I really like Old Forester and this Old Forester Single Barrel picked by K&L is absolutely no exception. Bottled in their new-style bottle, aged for 4 1/2 years and picked by the Davids it was all but destined to be a good whiskey. Good distillery, good palates doing the pick… wonder if they have anything… Continue!
Blanton’s Straight From The Barrel is exactly what its name indicates – cask strength Blantons, which is already a single cask. It’s the higher end offering of Blantons that Buffalo Trace (Sazerac) ships overseas or sequesters in airport duty-free shops. How’s that for a nice how-do-you-do? I’m glad I got to try it, but it… Continue!
Chestnut Farms Bourbon doesn’t have a website, doesn’t have a social presence and doesn’t do much in the way of advertising. It’s almost like the Clear Spring Distilling Company that makes it doesn’t actually exist; which they kinda don’t. Doing a bit of digging I discovered that they also “make” the Costco brand bourbon. A… Continue!
As a follow-up to last week’s 50’s Hill & Hill we’re tasting the 1970s Hill and Hill Bourbon this week. Hill and Hill was a brand that was around for a long time and earned its place in bourbondom until its poor fall into a blended whiskey that was just plain awful… and that’s me… Continue!