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Richland Distilling Company Review - Richland Rum Distillery

Richland Distilling Company Review

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We recently had the pleasure of visiting the Richland Distilling Company (Richland Rum Distillery), learning about their story and process, and sampling some of their namesake Richland Rums. Learn more in our Richland Distilling Company Review!

Hidden Barn Bourbon Review - Hometown Barrel

Hidden Barn Bourbon “Hometown Barrel” Review

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The Hidden Barn Whiskey brand itself is a collaboration between Nate Winegar & Matt Dankner, co-founders of the 5280 Whiskey Society, Master Distiller Royce Neeley of Neeley Family Distillery and Master Blender Jackie Zykan, formerly the Master Taster at Old Forester. The bourbons in their first series are from Neeley Family Distillery. Some single barrels were available, such as the Hometown Barrel that is the subject of this review.

BLACKENED X Wes Henderson Bourbon Review - Bottle and Glass

BLACKENED X Wes Henderson Bourbon Review

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A Collaboration between Wes Henderson, Co-Founder of Angel’s Envy, and BLACKENED Master Distiller and Blender Rob Dietrich. BLACKENED X Wes Henderson starts with a 6 year old Kentucky Straight Bourbon, which is then finished in White Port Wine Casks. Read our full review to find out more!

Fortuna Bourbon Review - Bottle + Glass

Fortuna Bourbon Review

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Fortuna Bourbon is brought to us by the folks at Rare Character, now joined by Andy Shapira. Yes, that Shapira. Andy is from the same Shapira family that owns Heaven Hill. So the pedigree behind this bourbon is a strong one. It is aged at least 6 years and is from an undisclosed Kentucky distillery, or possibly distilleries. Finally, it is a blend of 6 barrels. To learn more, read our full review!

Leopold Bros Distillery Still Plate

Leopold Bros Distillery Tour Review

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The current iteration of the Leopold Bros Distillery opened in Denver, CO, in 2014. However, the Leopold Bros story started long before then. Actually, way, way long before then, since Todd and Scott Leopold are brothers. Brothers who have created one of the most unique distilleries and distillery experiences that we have seen. Read our full review to learn more!

Wilderness Trail Maple Finish Rye Review

Wilderness Trail Maple Rye Review

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First, Wilderness Trail made some rye whiskey. After the barrels were dumped, maple syrup from Vermont aged in them. Then, after the syrup was dumped, the barrels were filled with 5 year old rye whiskey and aged another 6 months. An voila! We have Wilderness Trail’s first finished whiskey!! What’s it like? Read our Wilderness Trail Maple Barrel Finish Rye review and find out!

Brothers Bond Cask Strength Bourbon Review

Brother’s Bond Cask Strength Bourbon Review

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Brother’s Bond Bourbon was created by Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley, stars of the CW series, The Vampire Diaries. Similar to their initial release, Brother’s Bond Original Cask Strength Bourbon is made from 3 different mash bills to create an uncut, unfiltered four grain bourbon. It is distilled and aged in Lawrenceburg Indiana, with 70 barrels used to make the final blend. So what’s it like? Read our full review and find out!

Kentucky Owl The Wiseman Bourbon Review

Kentucky Owl The Wiseman Bourbon (2022)

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Kentucky Owl’s The Wiseman Bourbon was their first release under Master Blender John Rhea. It was originally released back in the Fall of 2021, soon to be followed by The Wiseman Rye in 2022. Notably, The Wiseman Bourbon marked a turning point for Kentucky Owl for a couple of reasons. Read our full review to see our tasting notes and to learn more!

Leopold Bros Three Chambered Still

Three Chamber Still

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Years ago, Three Chamber Stills were commonly used to produce rye whiskey. The Chamber Still, as it was called, extracts more of the oils from the rye grains than many other stills. Therefore, the resultant whiskey has extra flavor and body. Also, the rye grains used at the time were lower in starch content than they are today. This combination resulted in a very rich and flavorful spirit.

Larceny Barrel Proof Bourbon Review C922

Larceny Barrel Proof Bourbon C922

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Please enjoy our Larceny Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch C922 Review! Heaven Hill Distillery introduced Larceny Barrel Proof as the first line extension of Larceny Bourbon back in 2020. Some say that this C922 release is the best Larceny Barrel Proof yet! Read our full review to find out!