Early Times Bottled in Bond Bourbon Review

Early Times Bottled in Bond bourbon is a relatively new addition to the market. Early Times itself is an old brand. It was first established in 1860 by Jack Beam and A.G. Nall. The brand was successful up until shortly before prohibition when Jack and his son, Ed, who ran the distillery with him, passed away. Then prohibition closed the distillery. The brand was purchased by Brown-Forman in 1923, who originally sold Early Times Bourbon under their medicinal license.

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Rittenhouse Rye Review

Rittenhouse Rye is said to get its name from Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia. It is an older brand, which eventually was acquired by Heaven Hill. Rye was once America’s spirit. There were two main styles of rye – Maryland Rye, which had a relatively low rye content (but at least 51%), with the rest of mash bill being made up generally of corn and malted barley. Pennsylvania (or Monongahela) Rye had a very high rye content, more similar to the 95% rye, 5% malted barley mash bill that has become synonymous with MGP rye today.

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Mellow Corn Kentucky Straight Corn Whiskey Review

Mellow Corn Kentucky Straight Corn Whiskey is a fairly unique product. First, it is a corn whiskey, which we’ll learn more about in a minute. Second it is a Bottled in Bond corn whiskey, which is pretty rare indeed, and in fact, this may be the only one. Not many distilleries produce corn whiskey these days. This one was first introduced in 1945 and is made by Heaven Hill today. It’s a great value and in the Lexington, KY area it can be found for around $12. It’s a nice change when you are looking for something on the lighter side that’s very easy to drink.

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J.W. Dant & J.T.S Brown Bottled in Bond Bourbon Reviews

I am writing about J.W. Dant & J.T.S Brown Bottled in Bond bourbons together, because frankly, I always get them confused. While the labels might lead one to believe that these bourbons are made by The Dant Distillery Company and J.T.S Brown’s Son Company (those are both the correct, albeit unusual, spellings), they are in reality made by Heaven Hill. Both are distilled at the Bernheim Distillery in Louisville, KY, and both are bottled at Heaven Hill’s bottling facility in Bardstown. We know this to be true, because as these are bonded bourbons, this information must appear on the label. And indeed it does: both are distilled at DSP-KY-1 and both are bottled at DSP-KY-31.

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Belle Meade Black Belle Bourbon Review

Belle Meade Black Belle Bourbon is part of the Belle Meade Craftsman Cask Collection. This bourbon exemplifies the circle of life. The folks at Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery first age their Belle Meade Bourbon 10-11 years. The barrels are dumped, and then head to the Blacksone Brewing Co. where they are filled with Blackstone’s Black Belle Imperial Stout, which is infused with cocoa nibs. The stout ages for 7 months, the barrels are emptied and then refilled with Belle Meade Bourbon for another 12 months. The end result is this amazing bourbon!

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Blue Run Bourbon Aged 13 Years

Blue Run Bourbon Aged 13 Years is Blue Runs Spirits’ first release. According to their website: “The banks of Kentucky’s Royal Spring — what cofounder Jesse McKnight called the “Blue Run” as a kid — with its pure, limestone-filtered water, seemed like the perfect place to start. After all, as the birthplace of bourbon in 1789, the Blue Run is steeped in more than two centuries of distilling history. And now, it’s where bourbon is being reborn.”

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O.H. Ingram River Aged Rye Review

I was very interested to try O.H. Ingram River Aged Rye! According to their website: “O.H. Ingram River Aged Whiskey is Mellowed on the Mississippi in a first-of-its-kind floating rickhouse. Our whiskey uses the climate of the river along with its rise and fall to provoke a unique interaction with wood and spirit.”

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