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!
Booker’s Bourbon Tommy’s Batch is the first Booker’s batch of 2017 and thankfully it does’t carry a $100+ price tag like they had originally planned. The price on it has gone up a bit, but not the astronomical, nearly-double, that was originally proposed before everyone on the internet lost their collective shit, myself included, about… Continue!
Old Blowhard Bourbon was one of the original Orphan Barrel releases. A program put together by Diageo that I have some serious issues with because of all the unnecessary layers of marketing BS they drape over whiskey that should speak for itself. For instance how cool is it that this came from the old Heaven Hill… Continue!
1952 Weller Reserve hails from the venerable Stitzel-Weller distillery whose whiskies have become an obscenely hot commodity over the last couple of years. This particular bottle was opened at a gathering of Los Angeles whiskey nerds where we did what you’re supposed to do with bottles like this… drink them. Imagine that. In that evening… Continue!
Willett Single Barrel Bourbon 18 Years is one of the now legendary Gold Wax Willett’s that go for large sums on the secondary market. The exact distiller of this whisky is unknown, but there’s a fair chance that it’s from Heaven Hill since that’s one of the main places Willett sourced a lot of their… Continue!
Wyoming Whiskey Double Cask bourbon is the latest in the trend of doing cask finishes on bourbons. Arguably the first people to do that was Jim Beam back in the 90s when they released the Jim Beam Distiller’s Masterpiece 18 Years Cognac Finish and the 20 year Port finish. The practice seemed to die off… Continue!
Joshua Brook Bourbon isn’t terrible, but it isn’t good either. It essentially tastes and smells like a watered down Heaven Hill that came from casks that didn’t make the cut to be Evan Williams. Which is likely what it is. In Frank-Lin’s Words: Joshua Brook Bourbon None Found It always worries me when a company… Continue!