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Lux Row 12 Year Double Barrel Bourbon Review

Lux Row 12 Year Double Barrel Bourbon

Have you ever had a bourbon that you would drink every day if it weren’t so hard to find? The Lux Row 12-year Double Barrel Bourbon is in that category. This is a special bottle. As good as the bottle looks and feels the bourbon tastes far better.

Old Elk Blended Straight Bourbon Whiskey Review

Old Elk Blended Straight Bourbon Review

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Old Elk Blended Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a high malt bourbon, which is pretty atypical. Indeed, when they say high malt, they mean high malt! The mash bill is 51% corn, 34% malted barley and 15% rye. That’s significantly more malt than most other distilleries use. So how does that all add up? Read on to find out!

Bardstown Bourbon Company Château De Laubade Finished Bourbon 2022 Release - Review

Bardstown Bourbon Company Château De Laubade 2022

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This is Bardstown Bourbon Company’s second foray into finishing bourbon in Château De Laubade Armagnac casks. The first release was made with a 12 year old Indiana bourbon, presumably from MGP. This second release uses a blend of 12 year old Kentucky bourbon and 10 year old Tennessee bourbon, with no proportions or other specifics provided. So right from the start these will be two very different releases.

Pinhook True Small Batch Bourbon Heist Justins' House of Bourbon

Pinhook True Small Batch

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Pinhook Bourbon Heist High Proof Bourbon has been my favorite Pinhook Bourbon release to date. Therefore, when I saw this Justins’ House of Bourbon Pinhook Bourbon Heist True Small Batch, I knew I had to have it.

Daviess County Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Review

Daviess County Bourbon Review

Daviess County Kentucky Straight Bourbon is another in a line of bourbons that has a lighter color but a heavier taste. Citrus, specifically orange, is the predominant flavor here. There’s also a teeny bit of grapefruit that balances out the flavors. The pepper is the big surprise at the end, but no wonder. Daviess is a blend of bourbon and ryes and that little kick shows off a nicely blended pour.

Woody Creek Distillers Colorado Bourbon Review

Woody Creek Distillers Bourbon Review

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Woody Creek Distillers was founded in 2012. Located in Basalt, Colorado, 15 miles west of Aspen, they produce their whiskeys from locally sourced grains. In fact, they grow the potatoes that they use in their vodka and as a base for their gin themselves! I am enjoying this bourbon. While it is on the lighter side, it still has full flavors. There’s a noticeable sweetness, and some youthfulness, but they work together well. In addition, the bit of spice in the finish offers a nice contrast to those earlier flavors.

Bourbon Rabbi Honey Finished Bourbon Review

Bourbon Rabbi Honey Finished Bourbon

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Have you heard of the Bourbon Rabbi? He is Rabbi Chaim Litvin, and also a brand of bourbon. The nickname Bourbon Rabbi was bestowed upon him by the Wall Street Journal in 2017 because he works with distilleries to certify their bourbon as kosher. He also just recently released a bourbon of the same name.

RD One Bourbon Finished with French Oak Review

RD ONE Bourbon Finished With French Oak

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Are you familiar with RD1 Spirits? Well, let me acquaint you. RD1 stands for Registered Distillery One, the first registered distillery in central Kentucky. What was that first distillery, you may very well ask? Well, it was the Ashland Distillery, in Lexington! While Ashland was established in 1865, it had quite the short life, distilling only from 1868-1869. Ashland was subsequently acquired by William Tarr and Thomas J. Megibben in 1871 and production returned. You may recognize William Tarr as the namesake of the first whiskey that RD1 Spirits produced. The William Tarr line has since been retired, and the RD ONE line is now taking its place. The RD ONE Bourbon Finished With French Oak is the first release under the new label. So how is it? Let’s find out!

Daviess County Lightly Toasted Bourbon Review

Lux Row Distillers continued the expansion of its Daviess County brand with the August 2022 release of Daviess County Lightly Toasted Bourbon with a limited release of 3,000 six-packs (18,000 bottles). Lux Row noted that this bourbon contains the same bourbon and rye blend as the other bourbons in the Daviess County line. However, the flavor profile comes from toasting the barrels.

Daviess Cabernet Cabernet Finished Bourbon Review

Daviess County Cabernet Finished Bourbon Review

If you want a bourbon that will surprise you, try this Daviess County Cabernet Finished Bourbon. I mean, wow. First, the thick mouth feel surprised me and reminded me of a sauterne, a sweet dessert wine. The red wine comes through big on the nose but quickly calms down. The deep, dark fruit does bring hints of cabernet, but it’s not so overwhelming that it overpowers the flavors of the bourbon, a flaw in a number of finished bourbon products.