Michter’s US*1 Rye Review
Beam Institute Industry Conference Recap 2023
This past week, the Annual James B. Beam Institute Industry Conference kicked off its fourth year welcoming over 750 attendees. The conference is held on the campus of the University of Kentucky under the direction of the James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits. Sessions held over the 3 days provide continuing education in many aspects of Kentucky’s bourbon industry. Read on for our 2023 James B. Beam Institute Industry Conference Recap.
Knob Creek 9 Year Bourbon Review
Bourbon Whiskey vs Irish Whiskey
Blueprint Bourbon Review
Blueprint Bourbon is the first release from the Old Steelhouse Distillery. Haven’t heard of them? This inaugural Blueprint bourbon release from Old Steelhouse Distillery is distilled in Indiana, and has a mash bill of 75% corn, 21% rye and 4% malted barley. What’s it like? Check out our full review to find out!
15 Stars Triple Cask Bourbon Review
15 Stars was started by father and son Rick and Ricky Johnson. I have enjoyed their prior releases, the 14 Year Timeless Reserve and the 7 & 15 Year Private Stock Bourbons. Like this release, they are all Kentucky Straight Bourbons. The 15 Stars Triple Cask is their first finished bourbon, and it uses cognac, port and rum casks. Find out more in our review!
Golden Sheaf Bourbon Review
Golden Sheaf Bourbon Batch #1 was a “wheated” bourbon, as was the original 1800s recipe. A “wheated” bourbon uses wheat as the secondary grain, after corn. However, Golden Sheaf Bourbon Batch #2 is a “rye” bourbon. As the name implies, a “rye” bourbon uses rye as the secondary grain after corn. That happens to be the most common type of bourbon today. Batch #2 is a blend of Kentucky, Indiana and Louisiana bourbons aged from 6-8 years. Wondering what it’s like? Find out in our Golden Sheaf Bourbon review!
Suntory World Whisky Ao Review
Suntory World Whisky Ao truly is a “world whisky”. The Ao features whiskies from Suntory’s distilleries in five of the world’s whiskey regions, creating a unique blend of flavors. Whiskeys from the following distilleries are used: Ardmore and Glen Garioch in Scotland; Cooley in Ireland; Alberta in Canada; Jim Beam in the US, Yamazaki and Hakushu in Japan. So how do these whiskies all blend together? Read our full review to find out more!
Kentucky Owl Mardi Gras Rye Review
Kentucky Owl Mardi Gras Rye begins with an 11 year old straight rye whiskey. The rye was then put into barrels that previously held Bayou XO Mardi Gras Rum. The barrels were originally filled in March and then allowed to finish in Louisiana for a little over a year. If you think of Louisiana in the summertime, there’s quite a bit of heat and humidity which should have an interesting effect on the barrels, and it did! Learn more in our full review!