Whiskey

FEW Spirits Rye Whiskey Review

February 11th, 2014|

FEW 

 By: Fork & Stave

Proof:  93 Proof (46.5% ABV), Aged “Less than four years”

Rating: 4 Barrels (4 out of 5)

While I’m not able to purchase it in my local market yet, I was able to get my hands on a sample of FEW Spirits Rye Whiskey release.  Whisky Advocate’s 2013 Craft Whiskey of the Year wears a very sharp embossed paper label depicting the fountain outside the Chicago World’s Fair.  Born of a small craft distillery in Evanston, IL, at the hands of Paul Hletko, FEW Rye [...]

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 [...]

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|

Filibuster Bourbon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 [...]