Tag: bourbon

Booker’s Bourbon – Review

Booker's Bourbon

Booker’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 128 Proof Price Point: $40 – $50 for 750 ML Distiller: James B. Beam Distilling Co.   Background Everybody has an opinion.  Even our relatives.  Sometimes we agree, sometimes we don’t.  When I first started this blog, I posted a link to it on my Facebook.  I got a comment …

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Ridgemont Reserve 1792 Bourbon – Review

Ridgemont Reserve 1792 Bourbon

Ridgemont Reserve 1792 Barrel Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 93.7 Proof Price Point: $25 – $35 for 750 ML Distiller: Barton Distilling Company   Background   A couple of years ago, I was attending a bourbon tasting at a micro-brewery in my area.  Samplings were available from Heaven Hill, Brown-Forman, and couple of others, but …

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Blanton’s Bourbon – Review

Blanton's Bourbon

Blanton’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 93 Proof Price Point: $45 – $55 for 750 ML Distiller: Blanton Distilling Company   Background “Taken from the center-cut or middle sections of the famous Warehouse H, Blanton’s Original was once designated for ambassadors, dignitaries, and Colonel Blanton’s family and friends.  Today, everyone has access to the world’s first …

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Basil Hayden’s Bourbon – Review

Basil Hayden's Bourbon

Basil Hayden’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 80 Proof Price Point: $35 – $45 for 750 ML Distiller: Kentucky Springs Distilling Co.   Background For those unaware, Basil Hayden’s is part of Jim Beam’s Small Batch Collection, with the other expressions being Baker’s, Knob Creek, and Booker’s.  They are each unique in their own way with …

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Old Forester Bourbon – Review

Old Forester Bourbon

Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky 86 Proof Price Point: $15 – $25 for 750 ML Distiller: Brown-Forman Distillers Co.   Background Old Forester is one of those whiskeys you see on the shelf pretty often but never think to pick up.  The price point is average, the packaging is average, and so on and …

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Virginia Gentleman Bourbon – Review

Virginia Gentlemen Bourbon

Virginia Gentleman Straight Bourbon Whiskey 80 Proof Price Point: $10 – $20 for 750 ML (1.75 L shown in picture) Distiller: A. Smith Bowman Distillery   Background As you may or may not have noticed, I review a lot of premium whiskeys.  Probably because I like to drink premium whiskeys – go figure!  But once …

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Single Barrel vs. Small Batch

Eagle Rare Detail

There are a fair amount of terms and industry jargon relating to whiskey that can be a bit confusing despite their attempt to simplify things.  “Small batch” and “single barrel” are two of those terms, often being mistaken for the other, or something completely different altogether!  Let’s get it straight right here and now. Single …

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Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve Bourbon – Review

Knob Creek 9 Year Old Single Barrel Bourbon

Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve 9 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 120 Proof Price Point: $35 – $45 for 750 ML Distiller: Knob Creek Distillery   Background It would be much more appropriate to post a review of an Irish whiskey today, as today is St. Patrick’s Day, but alas I do not have …

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Which Whiskey is Best? (Part 2)

Highland Park 12 Year Old Scotch Detail

Last week I asked the question what is the best type of whiskey?  By this I mean, in your opinion, do you prefer American (including bourbon), Canadian, Irish, Scotch, or another international variety of whiskey? I didn’t get a whole lot of responses, but the ones I did get were very interesting.   On Facebook, …

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Rebel Reserve Bourbon – Review

Rebel Reserve Bourbon

Rebel Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 90.6 Proof Price Point: $20 – $30 for 750 ML Distiller: Rebel Yell Distillery   Background All whiskey reviewers (or reviewers in general) have their own personal preferences.  Some prefer peated Scotches, other prefer ryes, and some settle for the light taste of a Canadian.  I can say in …

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