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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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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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Buffalo Trace announces Seasoned Wood…1st big rare release of 2016.

FRANKFORT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, KY (Feb. 29, 2016) – Buffalo Trace Distillery continues its homage to former Distillery owner Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. with a special release bourbon whiskey aged in seasoned wood oak barrels. This 100 proof, Bottled-In-Bond, small batch wheat recipe bourbon was aged well over a decade…

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Subourbia’s Definitive Newbie Guide to Bourbon

What is Bourbon? Before you ask me that, ask me what is Whiskey. Umm, ok.  What is Whiskey? Thank you for asking.  Whiskey is any distilled spirit that is made from a mash of fermented grains.  Let’s break that down.  As you must know by now simply by surviving college, liquor is different…

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Smooth Ambler halting production on Old Scout Rye.

It was mentioned first on Reddit and confirmed on Twitter earlier today.  Smooth Ambler is halting production on their Old Scout Rye for the time being.  This was posted on their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/SmoothAmbler “Smooth Ambler Old Scout Rye Update Effective immediately, we are pausing production of Old Scout Rye…

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5 things I learned about Bourbon in 2014…

1)  It’s not all about Pappy.  Pretend the entire hype surrounding Pappy didn’t exist and you went to a store and paid $69.99 for a 15 year bottle of Pappy Van Winkle.  You would say man this is great bourbon, but you wouldn’t lose sleep if you didn’t get a…

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