Articles by Subourbia

Review of 2016 Sazerac 18

First off I would like to thank Buffalo Trace for providing me samples of the 2016 Antique Collection.  I have tried all of them, and will post the other 4 later, but I felt like Saz 18 needed its own review. See, for starters, Sazerac 18 is my baby.  She…

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Buffalo Trace announces 2016 Antique Collection

The annual Buffalo Trace Antique Collection press release came out today.  Some interesting notes: Stagg is 144.1 proof this year, that’s crazy high!  As usual, there wasn’t much, so it’s going to be hard as heck to find again. Sazerac 18 is now current product instead of the tanked product…

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An unexpected surprise on the Bourbon Trail

The alarm went off at 7:40am on our first full day on the bourbon trail.  6 hours earlier we had just gone to bed completely full on pizza.  Groggy, still full, still half drunk, we all got dressed and stumbled downstairs for some breakfast (because we needed more carbs obviously). …

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Beam blew it with the Knob Creek 2001 release.

I don’t know if Beam Suntory handles the marketing for Knob Creek, or if an outside company does, but someone really blew it with this release.  Beam Suntory, who also distills and produces Booker’s, came out with 2 big releases this summer.  One was Booker’s Rye, a 6-8k bottle, one…

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Top 10 dumb things overheard in the bourbon world.

1)  Keep hunting ya’ll, it’s still out there [posts picture of some nice score at a store].  No it isn’t.  You got lucky as hell and just need proper wording to show off your scores.  Just say “check out what I found today!”.  Everyone gets lucky at some point.  People…

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First Impression of 2016 Four Roses Limited Edition Single Barrel

[Generic section where I describe stuff about Four Roses] Four Roses is a distillery in Kentucky.  They make awesome bourbon.  Blah, blah, blah… No wait, their bourbon is terrible.  Avoid it, especially the Limited Edition ones and the Private Store picks.  Go for Orphan Barrels.  Much better use of your…

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For Immediate Release BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY CONTINUES TO EXPAND TO MEET RISING DEMAND WITH $200 MILLION INVESTMENT Growth Needed as Buffalo Trace Provides 4TH Annual Bourbon Supply Update FRANKFORT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, KY (May 19, 2016) Buffalo Trace Distillery is happy to be a part of bourbon’s continued rise in popularity,…

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2016 Michter’s 10 Review (from both my dog and I)

My review: First off let me say this.  Some of the Distilleries and Non Producing Distilleries have exceptional customer support.  Buffalo Trace, Smooth Ambler, and Willett are ones that come to mind, always going above and beyond to keep their customers happy.  I had not known until recently that Michter’s…

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