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Old Ripy Bourbon Review

Old Ripy Bourbon Review

Old Ripy Bourbon, like the Bond and Lillard, is part of Campari’s new Whiskey Barrons line. Also like B&L this Old Ripy Bourbon is sourced from Wild Turkey but neither Jimmy or Eddie had anything to do with picking the casks or blending together the barrels to get the flavor profile they were going for.… Continue!

Bond and Lillard Bourbon Review

Bond and Lillard Bourbon Review

Bond and Lillard Bourbon is one of the first two releases from Campari in their new Whiskey Barons releases whose purpose is to pay homage to the brands and people who helped build the bourbon category into what it is today. Bond and Lillard Bourbon is was first made in 1869 when William Bond partnered… Continue!

Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Rye Review

Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Rye Review

Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Rye is the first time the Jack Daniel’s distillery has used a mashbill other than their traditional 80% corn, 12% barley and 8% rye since 1866. To make this rye the good folks at Jack Daniel’s didn’t just eek in across the line at 51% rye like some brands tend to… Continue!

2016 Yellowstone Limited Edition Review

2016 Yellowstone Limited Edition Review

The 2016 Yellowstone Limited Edition is similar to the 2015 Yellowstone LE in several ways. The whiskey in the bottle was all sourced (likely from Heaven Hill who Luxco has deep connections with), carries a 7 year age-statement, is over 50% ABV and carries a $100 price tag. It’s unlike its 2015 predecessor in that… Continue!

Medley Bros Bourbon Review

Medley Bros Bourbon Review

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 Review

Old Hermitage Medicinal Pint Review

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!

1943 Old Forester Bottled In Bond Review

1943 Old Forester Bottled In Bond Review

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 Review

Jim Beam Distiller’s Masterpiece Review

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 Review

Jim Beam Single Barrel Review

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 Review

Jim Beam Signature Spanish Brandy Review

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!

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