West Wind Bourbon is unique for two reasons. First: it’s a sourced whiskey, but it’s not sourced from one of the big guys, it’s sourced from a craft distillery. Second: because it uses a 9-grain mashbill; which is how I know it’s sourced from a craft distillery. None of the big guys, make a 9-grain… Continue!
David Nicholson 1843 is a Luxo brand, distilled by Heaven Hill, that’s mostly available around the St. Louis area and a bit in the surrounding states, but doesn’t spread much further. It definitely doesn’t make its way to Los Angeles, which is why I had to rely on the kindness of internet strangers to get… Continue!
For the Sonoma West Of Kentucky Bourbon 3 we switch gears from wheat as the flavor grain back to the more traditional rye which they’ve amped up to being a “high-rye” mashbill. Just how high is that rye? I dunno, it’s not listed so who’s to say… besides them that is. In Sonoma County Distilling’s… Continue!
David Nicholson Bonded is no longer available as a brand, but back in the 00’s, where the bottle this sample came from, it was the David Nicholson 1843 and carried the Bottled-In-Bond note on its label. The brand got an overhaul at some point in the not-too-distant past and the BiB designation was dropped, but… Continue!
Sonoma West of Kentucky Bourbon 2 is the wheated mashbill bourbon from Sonoma County Distilling Company. Aged in small barrels for a short period of time it carries that “Craft Whiskey” profile stronger than most young craft whiskeys I’ve had to-date which we’ll get into more in the review below, but first a word… Continue!
This interesting little bottle of Old Whiskey River was found by a buddy on a dusty hunting trip and opened a few weeks later when we sat down to play some board games and enjoy some of our dusty finds. The brand is still around today, but it’s not easily found in Hollywood so I… Continue!
Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 23 is stop number 4 on Rhetoric’s climb to 25. Another year older and another year… oakier. Which is biggest difference I noticed between this and the 22. They both have similar profiles, just this one is a bit oaken and drier and it’s the first release of the Rhetorics where I’ve… Continue!
Wyoming Whiskey Eclipse is a limited edition that was only available at the distillery. Luckily I know someone at the distillery who was kind enough to send me a sample so I could give it a taste. Made from a smaller batch than normal I was most interested to see how this compared to the… Continue!
Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Strength started as a KY only release focused on the on-premise market and with its success it’s expanded beyond the bar and into the home… namely my home. Which is where I tasted this sample of mystery whiskey and I have to say… I like it. They should make this a regular… Continue!
Early Times Bottled In Bond is a new, affordable, release from Brown-Forman and no it’s not the same recipe as Old Forester. They’re close, but Early Times uses a different ratio of grains to give it a bit of a differentiator. Often known as a bottom-shelf-brand it’s about time Early Times gets some love from… Continue!