Spirit Reviews

Widow Jane Unfiltered Rye Whiskey Review

August 27th, 2013|

Widow Jane Rye Whiskey

Widow Jane Rye Whiskey

By: Fork & Stave

Barrel 1, Bottle 17

Proof: 91 Proof (45.5% ABV)

Rating: 4 Barrels (4 out of 5)

Widow Jane’s rye whiskey is aged 2 years and is made from a mash bill of 95% Rye and 5% barley.  The unfiltered whiskey starts it’s life in a Midwest distillery, it’s aged for 2 years, and shipped to New York to be brought to proof and bottled.  The water used [...]

Woodford Reserve Four Wood Masters Collection Bourbon Review

August 21st, 2013|

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Woodford Reserve Four Wood Masters Collection Bourbon

By: Fork & Stave

Proof: 94.4 Proof (47.2% ABV)

Rating: 3 Barrels (3 out of 5)

This review looks at the Four Wood Master’s Collection release from Woodford Reserve.  The purpose behind the Masters Collection is to create a special product by varying one of the five sources of flavor: water, grain, fermentation, distillation, and maturation.  Woodford Reserve Four Wood Selection is crafted from a unique batching of [...]

Four Roses 2011 Limited Edition Small Batch Barrel Strength Bourbon Review

August 17th, 2013|

2011 Four Roses Limited Edition Barrel Strength Bourbon

Four Roses 2011 Limited Edition Small Batch Barrel Strength Bourbon

By: Fork & Stave

Proof: 110.2 Proof (55.1% ABV)

Bottle: 932 of 3,792

Rating: 5 Barrels (5 out of 5)

This 2011 limited edition barrel strength specimen utilizes four of the ten distinct bourbon recipes that Four Roses employes.  All of the bourbons used are between 11 and 13 years in age.  Specifically, the 2011 year uses OBSK (13yr), OESK (11yr), OESV [...]

Widow Jane 7 Year Straight Bourbon Whiskey Review

August 13th, 2013|

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Widow Jane 7 Year Straight Bourbon Whiskey

By: Fork & Stave

Batch 121, Bottle 3

Proof: 91 Proof (45.5% ABV)

Rating: 4 Barrels (4 out of 5)

Widow Jane’s single barrel 7 year bourbon is made from a mash bill of 75% corn, 21% rye, and 4% malted barley.  To get their name out on the market quickly, Cacao Prieto chose to buy bourbon for the Widow Jane brand that met their specifications [...]

Willett Straight Rye Whiskey Review

August 11th, 2013|

Willett Straight Rye Whiskey

Willett Straight Rye Whiskey

By: Fork & Stave

Proof: 110 Proof (55% ABV)

Rating: 5 Barrels (5 out of 5)

This is a review of Willett’s Single Barrel Rye. This product is distilled in Indiana by LDI and bottled in Bardstown, KY by KBD.  LDI is also responsible for distilling Templeton Rye, some of the High West offerings, Bulleit Rye, and Redemption Rye.  This rye’s mash bill is 95% rye and [...]

Filibuster Straight Bourbon Whiskey Review

August 11th, 2013|

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Filibuster Bourbon

By: Fork & Stave

Batch 2, Bottle 607

Proof: 90 Proof (45% ABV)

Rating: 4 Barrels (4 out of 5)

Filibuster Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is made from a mash of 75% corn, 21% rye and 4% malted barley.  According to the label, the whiskey is distilled in Indiana before the whiskey is added to virgin charred white oak barrels.  After at least two years, the whiskey is blended with a more [...]