Bourbon

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 [...]

Rock Hill Farms Single Barrel Bourbon Review

December 25th, 2013|

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Rock Hill Farms Single Barrel Bourbon Review

By: Fork & Stave

Proof:  100 Proof (50% ABV), No Age Statement

Rating: 4 Barrels (4 out of 5)

Difficult to find in many markets, Rock Hill Farms Single Barrel Bourbon is not a whiskey that I had the opportunity to try until early this year.  I’ll admit, the bottle caught my eye and was what prompted me to look into the source of this bourbon before my [...]

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 [...]

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon Review

September 5th, 2013|

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Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon

By: Fork & Stave

Proof: 90.4 Proof (45.2% ABV)

Rating: 4 Barrels (4 out of 5)

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked starts life as standard Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select bourbon.  When the Distiller’s Select is emptied from it’s original barrel, it is put into a second barrel, made specially for this purpose, at 110 proof for roughly 9 months.  The characteristics of the second barrel include a longer [...]

Chef Edward Lee’s Bourbon Pickled Jalapeño Recipe

August 28th, 2013|

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Chef Edward Lee’s Bourbon Pickled Jalapeño Recipe

Foreword by: Fork & Stave

In his recently released cookbook, Smoke and Pickles, Chef Edward Lee offers up a recipe that will satisfy your sweet and spicy cravings in one bite.  These are easy to prepare and make a great topping for nachos, baked potatoes, or pizza and are equally good for a quick snack.  I left the seeds in my jalapeños, but you can remove them if you would like less heat.  [...]

The BLT – Bourbon, Lemon, and Tonic Cocktail Recipe

August 25th, 2013|

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Bourbon, Lemon, and Tonic (BLT) Cocktail Recipe

By: Fork & Stave

I’m not a big fan of cocktails using tonic, but I recently tried the wonderful stuff from Brooks Reitz and I was hooked.  It’s so delicious that I began looking for ways to incorporate it into a cocktail with my favorite spirit, bourbon.  One of my favorite cocktails of this Summer was the BLT.  The fresh citrus flavors from the lemon and tonic paired with the toffee, caramel, and vanilla flavors from [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]