Category: Bourbon

My First Visit to a Distillery

A. Smith Bowman Copper Still

I didn’t really know what to expect driving into Fredericksburg, VA.  I guess I half-expected a backwoods, rural area with a general store and dirt roads.  Contrary to my ignorance, Fredericksburg is a very modern town, with just about any type of restaurant or store you could possibly want to visit. I walked into the …

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Ten High Bourbon – Review

Ten High Bourbon

Ten High Kentucky Straight Sour Mash Bourbon Whiskey 80 Proof Price Point: $10 – $15 for 750 ML Distiller: Barton Distilling Company   Background All of the whiskeys I have reviewed thus far have been shown in a favorable light.  Frankly speaking, it’s not easy to find a whiskey that I will not enjoy in one …

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What is Bourbon?

What is Bourbon

Ahh yes, the word that everybody loves to throw around; bourbon.  Whiskey drinkers around the world use this word, but often out of context.  Not all American whiskey is bourbon.  In fact, my next review will be Michter’s Unblended American, a small batch whiskey distilled in bourbon country, but does not qualify as a bourbon. …

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Van Winkle 12 Year Old Bourbon – Review

Van Winkle 12 Year Old Bourbon

Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Years Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 90.4 Proof Price Point: $80-$90 for 750 ML Distiller: Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery   Background The Van Winkle name carries a lot of weight in the whiskey world.  With a relatively small portfolio of highly sought-after whiskeys, this distillery has proven that many …

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Benchmark Bourbon – Review

Benchmark Bourbon

McAfee’s Benchmark Old No. 8 Brand Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 80 Proof Price Point: $20-$25 for 1.75 L Distiller: Buffalo Trace Distillery   Background Because this is my first review, I wanted to choose a special whiskey.  Other bloggers would have chosen something rare, something expensive.  Something intangible for the average twenty-something whiskey drinker. Not …

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