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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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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Boone County Distilling Co Review

Boone County Distilling Co has a unique niche in the continuously expanding Kentucky bourbon market; its products are “Made By Ghosts.” This ominous sounding tag line in reality is the company’s homage to those now little known nineteenth century characters in Boone County, Kentucky, who forged an enormous distilling pathway.

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Rabbit Hole Bourbon

After Pernod Ricard acquired a majority share in Rabbit Hole back in 2019, the distillery rebranded their products, with a name change to honor influential figures and places in Louisville, as well as in the life of founder Kaveh Zamanian. I have always been a bit confused by the naming of Rabbit Hole Bourbon and Rye, so I’m just going to take a minute to clarify that for myself. You all are welcome to come along!

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Southern Grace Distilleries Tour

I have seen distilleries and breweries in repurposed banks, jails and even churches. However I have never seen an entire prison converted into a distillery! That’s what they have done in Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina, at Southern Grace Distilleries, and it’s really cool!

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Limestone Branch Distillery Tour

Last Friday we stopped by Limestone Branch Distillery. It had been a while since I was last there. The last time I had seen Stephen Fante, their Whiskey Ambassador Extraordinaire, he had told me that they had doubled their capacity, so I was eager to see what was going on. Limestone branch is a small operation, so by doubling their capacity they went from producing one barrel of whiskey a day to two, but that’s still cool!

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Barton 1792 Distillery Tour (Video)

We recently visited the Barton 1792 Distillery. Like Buffalo Trace, this Sazarac owned distillery also does not charge for their tours, which is very cool. It’s a great place to visit, and although they, like the Buffalo Trace Distillery, are not technically on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, the Barton 1792 Distillery Tour should definitely be included in everyone’s itinerary.

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Bardstown Bourbon Company From Distillate to Barrel Tour

We recently took the Bardstown Bourbon Company From Distillate to Barrel Tour. I really enjoy visiting the Bardstown Bourbon Company so I was very happy when they opened back up to visitors again in July. You might remember seeing my post that month when we had lunch there on my birthday and did the Honey Spot Thieving Flight Tour/Tasting? That was a fun time!

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