Tag: bourbon

Jim Beam Devil’s Cut Bourbon – Review

Jim Beam Devil’s Cut Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 90 Proof Price Point: $20 – $30 for 750 ML Distiller: James B. Beam Distilling Co. Background The whiskey business is gimmicky.  And I’m ashamed to say it, but it seems that most of these gimmicks are coming straight from the U. S. of A.  Enter Jim Beam …

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Maker’s Mark Cask Strength Bourbon – Review

Maker’s Mark Cask Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky 113.3 Proof Price Point: $30 – $40 for 375 ML Distiller: Maker’s Mark Distillery, Inc.   Background Ever walk into a liquor store, not knowing what you are going to buy.  And before you can even glimpse at the shelf, you see something exciting, sitting on the end cap, almost …

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Auchentoshan American Oak Scotch – Review

Auchentoshan American Oak Scotch Detail

Auchentoshan American Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky 80 Proof Price Point: $40 – $50 for 750 ML Distiller: Auchentoshan Distillery Background Just over two years ago, I reviewed Auchentoshan Classic, the entry-level whisky from the namesake, Lowlands distillery.  It scored very well by my standards, despite my concern over its triple-distillation and my inexperience with whiskies south …

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Little Barrel Bourbon – Review

Little Barrel Bourbon Whiskey 84 Proof Price Point: $35 – $45 for 375 ML Distiller: Black Button Distilling   Background Maturing whiskey in smaller than usual barrels has become a bit of a trend in the industry.  We’ve seen this in Scotch whisky, specifically Laphroaig Quarter Cask and Ardmore Traditional Cask.  Now a relatively new craft distiller …

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Stagg Jr. Bourbon – Review

Stagg Jr. Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 132.1 Proof Price Point: $55 – $65 for 750 ML Distiller: Buffalo Trace Distillery   Background Oh boy.  This is an exciting day.  I have the pleasure to review one of the more hyped bourbons in recent years.  Stagg Jr. is a barrel proof bourbon, a little brother, if you will, of …

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Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon – Review

Four Roses Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 90 Proof Price Point: $25 – $35 for 750 ML Distiller: Four Roses Distillery LLC   Background Some brands in the whiskey world have a very loyal following.  Sometimes it has to do with their extravagant marketing, sometimes it’s the lore around their distillery, and sometimes it’s just …

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Jefferson’s Bourbon – Review

Jefferson's Bourbon

Jefferson’s Very Small Batch Kentucky Straight Whiskey 82.3 Proof Price Point: $25 – $35 for 750 ML Distiller: McLain & Kyne   Background A little more than a year ago, I reviewed Jefferson’s 10 Year Old Rye.  In the “Background” section, I mentioned my first experience with this brand, in which I was unimpressed with their trade …

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Bulleit Bourbon – Review

Bulleit Bourbon

Bulleit Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 90 Proof Price Point: $20 – $30 for 750 ML Distiller: Bulleit Distilling Co.   Background Bulleit is another one of those bourbons that I see on the shelf frequently, but have never actually purchased. In fact, this review is from a borrowed bottle. It’s not that it’s too expensive …

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Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr. Small Batch Bourbon – Review

Colonel E. H. Taylor Small Batch Bourbon

Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr. Small Batch Straight Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey 100 Proof Price Point: $30 – $40 for 750 ML Distiller: Old Fashioned Copper Distillery   Background Many times when reviewing a family of whiskeys, I like to start from the bottom (relatively speaking) and move my way up. Many times I will review the …

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Wild Turkey Rare Breed Bourbon – Review

Wild Turkey Rare Breed Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 108.2 Proof Price Point: $35 – $45 for 750 ML Distiller: Austin, Nichols Distilling Company   Background One of the great things about writing a blog is that I get to have back-and-forth dialogue with my readers about whiskey.  It’s not just a one-way conversation …

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