Bourbon Review

Old Weller Antique Kentucky Straight Bourbon Review

September 11th, 2016|

Old Weller Antique Kentucky Straight Bourbon Review

 

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Olde St. Nick 8 Year Estate Reserve Bourbon Review

July 29th, 2016|

Olde St. Nick 8 Year Estate Reserve Bourbon Review

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Henry McKenna 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Review

November 29th, 2015|

Henry McKenna 10 Year Single Barrel BIB Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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By: Steven Rodia

Proof:  100 Proof (50% ABV), Aged 10 Years – Barrel 560, Dumped 4/13/1999

Rating:5 Barrels (5 out of 5)

This was my first experience with the Henry McKenna line of whiskies.  The bottle is beautiful with a very distinctive label as well as a copper “bottled in bond” tag on the neck.  The label tells the story of Henry McKenna, an Irishman with remarkable whiskey making [...]

Widow Jane Special Release Bourbon Trio Review

January 4th, 2014|

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Widow Jane Special Release Bourbon Trio

By: Fork & Stave

Proof:  91 Proof (45.5% ABV), No Age Statement

I returned from our Winter vacation to find the nicest of care packages waiting at the office.  Widow Jane was kind enough to send me samples of their Wapsie Valley, Bloody Butcher, and Bloody Butcher High Rye bourbons for review.  You’ll recall that I reviewed their 7 year bourbon and rye whiskey in 2013.  Following the early reviews, Widow Jane’s bourbon was selected [...]

Rowan’s Creek Bourbon Review

December 22nd, 2013|

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Rowan’s Creek Bourbon Review

By: Fork & Stave

Proof:  100.1 Proof (50.05% ABV)

Rating: 5 Barrels (5 out of 5)

I’ve been enjoying bottles of Rowan’s Creek since I first discovered it in a small store in Tennessee.  The flavor profile is outstanding with a finish that makes it a wonderful sipping whiskey.  The product, produced by Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, Ltd., gets it’s name from John Rowan, a Kentucky statesman during the late 1700s.  Rowan’s [...]

Hirsch Small Batch Reserve Bourbon Review

September 21st, 2013|

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Hirsch Small Batch Reserve Bourbon Review

By: Fork & Stave

Proof: 92 Proof (46% ABV)

Rating: 3 Barrels (3 out of 5)

I ran across this bottle at my local retailer last weekend and I thought I would give it a shot.  I’ve read good things about the Hirsch label, but it’s usually about their older expressions that are well into the triple digit price range.  This particular product from Anchor Distilling Company in San Francisco, California, has numerous accolades [...]

Nelson’s Green Brier Belle Meade Straight Bourbon Review

September 2nd, 2013|

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Belle Meade Bourbon

By: Fork & Stave

Proof: 90.4 Proof (45.2% ABV)

Rating: 4 Barrels (4 out of 5)

I saw this bourbon for the first time when visiting some friends in Nashville this past Spring.  When I returned home to Birmingham, I saw that it was also available in my local liquor store.  Belle Meade Bourbon is the culmination of the efforts of Charlie and Andy Nelson, two young entrepreneurs.  Their great-great-great grandfather [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]