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[30 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
Tasting Barrel Bourbon Batch #4

Time for some Whiskey, and today with a brand I’ve never tried before : Barrel. BB are sort of an independent bottler for Bourbon and Whiskey, they source casks (well, yeah from big factories in Idiana… ) and they bottle them at cask strength, as they claim each batch is different (well single barrels tend to be). This one I …

Berenheim, Bourbon, Featured, Headline, Orphan Barrel, Tasting Notes, whiskey »

[15 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
Orphan Barrel – ‘Rhetoric’ bourbon whiskey 20yo

You might have heard about the Orphan Barrel series of whiskeys released in recent months by Diageo, as they were quite the discussion topic among bourbon and whiskey lovers. The name is allegedly chosen because the barrels for these releases were “forgotten”, in the Diageo warehouses, or so. I am quite skeptical about them being really forgotten, more likely been …

Bourbon, general, Guest posts, Headline »

[15 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
A Source of Scottish Pride…and Beyond: The Top 5 Documentaries About Whisk(e)y and Bourbon for Enthusiasts

Todays we take a break from tasting notes, and look at whisky from another point of view: movie documentaries.  This guest post was written by Maria Ramos, Maria is a writer interested in comic books, cycling, and horror films. Her hobbies include cooking, doodling, and finding local shops around the city. She currently lives in Chicago with her two pet …

Amrican, Bourbon, FEW, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[2 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
FEW distillery Bourbon – Review

yes, another whiskey review. I know some die hard single malt (and scotch) lovers do not approve of these (yes, Stuart) but I do enjoy a dram of Bourbon from time to time, and this one is worth reviewing for sure.
FEW Spirits is an American craft distillery based in Evanston, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. They pride themselves on producing …

Bourbon, Headline, Heaven Hill, Parker's Heritage, Tasting Notes »

[28 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Parker’s Heritage promise of hope

Time for a whiskey, don’t you think? and what better than a נםורנםמ from Heaven Hill? if you’re not familiar with PH : Parker’s Heritage collection is a series of rare, limited edition American Whiskeys offered as a tribute to sixth-generation Master Distiller Parker Beam for his 45+ years of distilling experience.
This series tempts the growing number of Straight American …

Bourbon, Cask Strength, Elijah Craig, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[26 Aug 2014 | 2 Comments | ]
Elijah Craig 12 Year Old Barrel Proof

If you’re a Bourbon or whiskey fan, you’ve probably tried the 12 year old Elijah Craig, whic is brilliant and very well priced IMHO. This version however is a bit different – a limited release Small Batch, twelve year old bottled at Barrel Proof and without chill filtering, preserving the natural flavours produced during the aging process.  It’s just like …

Bourbon, Featured, Headline, Rye, Smooth Ambler, Tasting Notes, whiskey »

[25 Aug 2014 | 2 Comments | ]
A couple of Smooth Amblers – A Rye and a Bourbon

Smooth Ambler is a  young craft distillery located in West Virginia , producing young spirit (Vodka, Gin and aged Gin), until its stock is old enough to be sold as whiskey. Like other distilleries it’s also sourcing Bourbon, Rye and Whiskey from older distilleries in bulk, and bottling those with their own label (disclosing it’s distilled elsewhere). I’ve heard good …

Bourbon, Cask Strength, Featured, FEW, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[12 Aug 2014 | One Comment | ]
FEW Bourbon Cask Strength

This whisky was part of Sjoerd’s American Whiskey bottle share, and It is the first time EVER i’ve tried any of the FEW spirits. I heard good things about this one, so I was really looking forward to it. Not much info about this one except that the mashbill is predominantly made up of corn as well as rye and …

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[11 Jun 2014 | One Comment | ]
Widow Jane 7 yo Kentucky Bourbon

This bourbon sold by the Widow Jane distillery is actually not distilled there but in Kentucky, so essentially what they do is buy the liquid and dilute it with water from their own water source the PR mumble says:.
The water used to create this product comes from the Widow Jane mine in Rosendale, New York. Rosendale Limestone possesses an even …

Bourbon, Corner Creek, Headline, Pappy Van Winkle, Tasting Notes, whiskey »

[1 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
Tasting Pappy Van Winkle  15 and Corner Creek

Post Thanksgiving, two drops of liquid Americana. One is dirt cheap ($20 in the USA) and the other one a much hyped and sought after Pappy Van Winkle 15 which costs, well a lot, that is if you can buy it (Demand and Supply. and it’s in bloody crazy demand). Those two lovely drams were part of a 3 sample …