Articles by Subourbia

2017 Michter’s 10 year Bourbon and Rye Review

In October of last year, Michter’s named a new Master Distiller, replacing the long tenured Willie Pratt with Pamela Heilmann, the first female master distiller of a KDA distillery since prohibition.  Pamela formerly ran the Booker Noe Distillery and has a ton of experience in the bourbon world.  Following along the guidelines of…

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My review of EH Taylor 4 Grain from a thimble.

First off, I love Buffalo Trace.  I love their products, I love their marketing department, I love Mark Brown, I have nothing but love for the folks over there.  But make no mistake, no one is safe from my sarcasm and witty evilness (or evil wit?).  It’s like they say,…

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Buffalo Trace releases Eh Taylor 4 Grain.

Looking forward to trying the first new big release of 2017.  From BT:   BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY RELEASES COLONEL E.H. TAYLOR, JR.  FOUR GRAIN  BOURBON WHISKEY   FRANKFORT, Franklin County, Ky (March 14, 2017) – Buffalo Trace Distillery continues its homage to former Distillery owner Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr….

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Breaking News: Buffalo Trace releasing something that you would never dare open.

That’s right, hot off the presses, Buffalo Trace announced today that they are releasing a one time, 25 year old Rip Van Winkle (a.k.a Pappy), in special decanters and a nice presentation box for the small and reasonable price of $1,800.  Being 25 year old barrels and hidden in underground diamond…

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From the Smooth Ambler Spirits page on FB today (https://www.facebook.com/SmoothAmbler/posts/10155031989726495): An update on Wheated Bourbon and Custom Barrels: Smooth Ambler Wheated Bourbon At long last a bit of our homemade wheated bourbon is finally ready. Andrew has chosen the best of our mature (5-6 YO) barrels and mingled them together…

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2016 Pappy Van Winkle 23 year review.

First of all, I’m very sorry.  It’s been awhile since I have written a blog entry and I know all 3 of you have been waiting anxiously for some more material to read.  I turned 40 in November and basically spent the entire month celebrating (that’s how I like to…

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Whoop and Holler Review [Warning, Not Safe for Diageo]

Mark your calendars.  October 18th, 2016. It’s the day that I stopped receiving samples from Diageo.  Maybe, maybe not.  Maybe they won’t read this, maybe they won’t care.  I no longer care if they care, or the others who send me samples.  Maybe I care.  Maybe no one cares even…

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A tribute to my late friend Adam.

Today, I watched as a friend of mine was lowered into the ground.  As I stood in the direct light of the sun, in a full suit, I felt the countless beads of sweat falling down my back as I stared at a plain wooden casket descending.   I just couldn’t believe…

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