Square 6 Bourbon Review

The new Square 6 Bourbon from Evan Williams is a really cool bourbon. Why? Well, first and foremost, it’s the first bourbon distilled at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience to be ever released to the public! I was really interested in trying this one, so we drove out to Louisville, waited for a few minutes for our turn, and headed up to the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience gift shop to pick up a bottle.

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Bluegrass Distillers Pickleback Bourbon Review

Have you ever had a pickleback? It’s a shot of whiskey chased by a shot of pickle brine. I sort of winced at the idea, but then I remembered that I’m a big fan of Russian food accompanied a nice shot (or 10) of vodka chased by pumpernickel and a pickle. So I was interested in giving this new Bluegrass Distillers Pickleback bourbon a try.

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Broken Saddle Bourbon Review

Broken Saddle Bourbon would be yet another “mystery bourbon” (who has ever heard of The Winship Company??) were it not Bottled-in-Bond. But since it is, we actually know that it comes from the Barton 1792 Distillery, which is DSP-KY-12, and apparently occasionally goes by the name The Winship Company. Isn’t that cool?! That’s why I love bottled in bond! We also know that this bourbon is at least 4 years old and 100 proof. Otherwise there is next to no information about it or the company online. The best I can tell is that it may be a store brand of sorts of Spec’s in Texas. They also carry the related Broken Fence Single Barrel Bourbon and Broken Thorn Small Batch Bourbon. Either way, at less than forty bucks for a BiB bourbon by Barton, I figured I would give it a shot!

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Blue Run 13.5 yr Single Barrel Bourbon Review

Have you heard of Blue Run Spirits? This Blue Run 13.5 yr Single Barrel Bourbon will be their 2nd release (or one of their 2nd releases – there is a 14 yr small batch on the way, and it looks like their is a rye in the works, too). The first release was a 13 year old Kentucky straight bourbon, which I had written about a few months ago. This one is a single barrel, so of course there will be some variability, and the bottle you get could be from a different barrel than the one that I am tasting.

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Wilderness Trail Bourbon “Derby Pick 2021” Review

Well this one was a real surprise! I had no idea that the folks at Wilderness Trail Distillery were going to be releasing such an amazing barrel in honor of the Kentucky Derby! I have said before how much I love their bourbon at barrel strength, and that goes double for their wheated bourbon. That extra proof just does something amazing to it. Unfortunately, the barrel strength wheated bourbons have become somewhat of a rarity as they have been holding them back to further age. So I was very happy to get a bottle of this Wilderness Trail Bourbon!

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Bluegrass Distillers Bottled-In-Bond Wheated Bourbon Review

Bluegrass DistillersKentucky Straight Bourbon WhiskeyBottled-In-Bond71% Yellow Corn, 21% Wheat, 4% Malted BarleyDSP-KY-20007 Bluegrass Distillers is located in the historic Northside neighborhood of Lexington, KY. They are housed in the Bread Box (the former home of Rainbo Bread Factory) at the corner of Jefferson and West Sixth Street. While West Sixth Brewing occupies a majority of…

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Parker’s Heritage Collection Promise of Hope Bourbon Review

Are you familiar with the Parker’s Heritage Collection from Heaven Hill? According to their website: “Each year as part of the Parker’s Heritage Collection, we select a special whiskey to be released in the name of our late Master Distiller Parker Beam. The barrels selected for this series include Bourbon, Rye, and Wheat Whiskeys, among others, and are some of the finest and most diverse American Whiskeys ever produced. They are a fitting tribute to the expertise of Parker Beam.” Parker Beam suffered from ALS, and currently, a portion of the proceeds from each bottle sold go to the ALS Association. I believe the donations began with this release, Parker’s Heritage Collection Promise of Hope Bourbon.

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Casey Jones Kentucky Straight Bourbon Review

Casey Jones Distillery released their first Kentucky Straight Bourbon late November 2020. They use a very unique square pot still also known as a “square still” or “coffin still” to produce their bourbon (and moonshine). In addition, Casey Jones uses the moonshiner’s technique of mashing and fermenting all in the same tub. Now that’s efficiency!

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The Whisky Drop by Maker’s Mark Distillery

The Whisky Drop is a new service from Maker’s Mark Distillery. Taking advantage of Kentucky’s recently passed House Bill 415, which allows the direct shipping of alcohol from producers directly to consumers, Maker’s Mark launched this program early this year. There is a shipment every season and each contains two bottles of bourbon.

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