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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2015 Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year Review

Look I get it, we all want people to rip apart Pappy in reviews.  So far this year I have seen several people say this year’s Pappy 20 wasn’t very good.  One called it terrible.  We see these few comments and we pass it on.  Why?  Because we are tired…

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2015 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Review

First of all, I would like to thank Buffalo Trace and their marketing department for sending me samples and making me feel like I’m a big deal.  I’m really not, but at least for a day, I felt like it.  Also, if you are looking for exquisite tasting notes, I…

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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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Why I stopped writing reviews.

Back in October when I had the idea of writing a blog, I had all sorts of enthusiasm for my new hobby.  Every bottle I bought excited me, and the unopened bottle barely survived a day before I opened it and tried it.  Samples filled my mailbox on a weekly…

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Two letters have ‘flipped’ the whiskey secondary market upside down…

Two letters, C and S, have changed the whiskey secondary market.  Used together, it’s C+S which stands for Cost + Shipping.  It started as a basic idea a few months ago by one individual (no, not me).  That person, who will remain anonymous, had been searching for an Orphan Barrel Barterhouse and was unable to…

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