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Chestnut Farms Bourbon Review

Chestnut Farms Bourbon Review

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!

1970s Hill and Hill Bourbon Review

1970s Hill and Hill Bourbon Review

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!

1954 Hill and Hill Bourbon Review

1954 Hill and Hill Bourbon Review

1954 Hill and Hill Bourbon is a whiskey with an interesting history. Owned by the venerable National Distillers it sat alongside brands like Old Grand-Dad, Old Crow, Sunny Brook and more until its demise in the late 80s or early 90s. I can’t find an exact timeline when it was finally killed off, but it wasn’t… Continue!

1942 Old Hillsboro Bourbon Review

1942 Old Hillsboro Bourbon Review

This 1942 Old Hillsboro Bourbon was distilled by the Bernheim Distilling Co. which was bought by Schenley in ’37. This particular bourbon was distilled around 1937 at RD #1 which was their Warwick distillery (formerly Old Times). This is back when RD (Registered Distillery) was used instead of the more modern DSP (Distilled Spirits Plant).… Continue!

1941 Old Sunny Brook Review

1941 Old Sunny Brook Review

Here we go, a dive into an old dusty ND – the 1941 Old Sunny Brook. The Sunny Brook brand has been around since the late 1800s and is one of those brands that’ss changed hands so many times that it gets a bit tough to keep it all straight. Though what I do know… Continue!

West Wind Bourbon Review

West Wind Bourbon Review

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 Review

David Nicholson 1843 Review

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!

Sonoma West Of Kentucky Bourbon 3 Review

Sonoma West Of Kentucky Bourbon 3 Review

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 Review

David Nicholson Bonded Review

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 Review

Sonoma West of Kentucky Bourbon 2 Review

  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!

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