Tag: bourbon

Feb 08

Maker’s Mark Bourbon – Review

Maker's Mark Bourbon

Maker’s Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky 90 Proof Price Point: $25 – $35 for 750 ML Distiller: Maker’s Mark Distillery, Inc.   Background Just like Glenlivet 12 Year Old, Jameson Irish, and Jack Daniel’s, Maker’s Mark is just one of those whiskies you can find at virtually any bar or restaurant.  Its lightly tanned label …

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Jan 25

W.L. Weller Bourbon – Review

W.L. Weller Special Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 90 Proof Price Point: $15 – $25 for 750 ML Distiller: W.L. Weller & Sons   Background About a year ago, I reviewed William Larue Weller Bourbon, one of the coveted whiskeys from Sazerac’s Antique Collection.  This was a wheated bourbon bottled at barrel proof (67.4%). Today …

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Sep 21

Single Oak Project Barrel #110 Bourbon – Review

Single Oak Project Barrel #110 Bourbon

Single Oak Project Barrel #110 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 90 Proof Price Point: $55 – $65 for 375 ML Distiller: Buffalo Trace Distillery   Background I had to review something special for my 100th whiskey review.  And what would be more special than a bottle from the Single Oak Project?  For those of you unfamiliar …

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Aug 17

Willett Bourbon – Review

Willett Bourbon

Willett Pot Still Reserve Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 94 Proof Price Point: $35 – $45 for 750 ML Distiller: Willett Distillery   Background I wrote a post a long time ago about the difference between single barrel and small batch whiskeys.  I mentioned how single barrel whiskeys are just that – poured from …

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Aug 10

Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr. Barrel Proof Bourbon – Review

Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr. Barrel Proof Bourbon

Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr. Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 134.5 Proof Price Point: $70 – $80 for 750 ML Distiller: Old Fashioned Copper Distillery   Background There’s just something about barrel proof bourbons that make me happy.  And not just because of the alcohol content (I know some of you were thinking that).  It’s …

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Jun 15

Elmer T. Lee Bourbon – Review

Elmer T. Lee Bourbon

Elmer T. Lee Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 90 Proof Price Point: $30 – $40 for 750 ML Distiller: Buffalo Trace Distillery   Background Elmer T. Lee is named after a previous Master Distiller from the Buffalo Trace Distillery.  His namesake whiskey is a single barrel bourbon, honoring the man who created the “first modern single …

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Jun 08

Old Scout Bourbon – Review

Old Scout Bourbon

Old Scout Straight Bourbon Whiskey 99 Proof Price Point: $30 – $40 for 750 ML Distiller: Smooth Ambler Spirits Co.   Background Old Scout is a relatively new bourbon, coming out of the Smooth Ambler Spirits Co. in West Virginia.  In addition to the bourbon being reviewed, this distillery has a unique array of products …

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Jun 01

Old Grand Dad 114 Bourbon – Review

Old Grand Dad 114 Bourbon

Old Grand Dad 114 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 114 Proof Price Point: $20 – $30 for 750 ML Distiller: Jim Beam   Background Ah, once again, a high proof whiskey to review.  I can’t help myself sometimes – I find I usually get much more flavor out of these.  Even when I know I’m holding …

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May 18

Baker’s 7 Year Old Bourbon – Review

Baker's 7 Year Old Bourbon

Baker’s 7 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 107 Proof Price Point: $40 – $50 for 750 ML Distiller: James B. Beam Distilling Company   Background Well, time to round out my reviews of Jim Beam’s Small Batch Collection.  Most recently, I have rated the behemoth that is Booker’s.  Before that, I gave a middle-of-the-road …

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Mar 30

Buffalo Trace Bourbon – Review

Buffalo Trace Bourbon

Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 90 Proof Price Point: $15 – $25 for 750 ML Distiller: Buffalo Trace Distillery   Background When a distillery picks out a whiskey to take their name, they have to be careful.  A flagship brand has to be accessible (affordable) and high-quality, as it represents the distillery as a …

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