Reviews

2017 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Review

First off, thanks to the fine folks at BT for a sample set of this year’s Buffalo Trace Antique Collection (a.k.a. BTAC, a.k.a. that other hard as hell whiskey to obtain besides Pappy). Second, this review is not going to be fancy, or wordy, or much of anything except the…

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2017 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon Review

The Fall bourbon season always begins with Old Forester Birthday Bourbon.  Every time I see that bottle, it makes me think of Queen singing, “Fat Bottomed Bottles you make the rocky world go round”.  The bottle design is two things:  1)  It’s unique and from a pouring/display/coolness perspective it’s pretty…

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Michter’s announces 1st release ever of Toasted Barrel Rye.

Michter’s Distillery Offers First Release of US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Rye   LOUISVILLE, Ky., September 6, 2017 — This month Michter’s Distillery is releasing a limited amount of US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Rye for the first time. “This innovative release is the culmination of two years of maturation research conducted by…

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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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