Review

Stagg Jr. Bourbon Review

December 8th, 2013|

Stag Jr.

 

Stagg Jr. Bourbon Review

By: Fork & Stave

Proof: 134.4 Proof (67.2% ABV) – Cask Strength / Non-Chill Filtered

Rating:  3 Barrels(3 out of 5)

For fans of George T. Stagg, Buffalo Trace released a “sibling” this Fall called Stagg Jr.  This bourbon is not aged as long as GTS and hit the market with much anticipation from the drinking public.  It was difficult to find in my area until just before Thanksgiving based [...]

The Balvenie Single Malt Scotch 12 Year Single Barrel Review

October 23rd, 2013|

Balvenie

The Balvenie Single Malt Scotch 12 Year Single Barrel Review

By: Fork & Stave

Proof: 95.6 Proof (47.8% ABV)

Cask Number: 12745   Bottle Number: 27

Rating:  4 Barrels(4 out of 5)

While I was in London this past Spring for work, I visited a local liquor store, looking for something unique.  After explaining my love for American whiskey to the shop owner and describing the taste profiles I enjoy in a great dram, he pointed me [...]

Hirsch Small Batch Reserve Bourbon Review

September 21st, 2013|

Hirsch Bourbon

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]