Wild Turkey 17 Year Old BiB Bourbon Review

This Wild Turkey 17 Year Old Bottled In Bond Bourbon is a very unique bourbon. The nose is just incredible, and unlike a lot of bourbons, all of those flavors continue on into the taste, and then even into the finish, where they are ultimately overcome by dryness and char. But that’s actually welcome. The finish is almost cleansing, like Fernet-Branca after a large meal, getting me ready for my next sip. And that next sip could be quite a while a way, since the finish lasts a good long time.

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Wild Turkey Rare Breed Rye Review

If you are in the mood for that rye flavor through and through, then I’d reach for a 95/5 rye. But if you would like something with some unexpected flavors and a bit less of the concentrated rye notes, then this Wild Turkey Rare Breed Rye is definitely worth a try, and by the way, is very aptly named.

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Bardstown Bourbon Company Château de Laubade Bourbon

The Bardstown Bourbon Company Château de Laubade Bourbon is one of BBC’s most recent releases. It is part of their Collaborative Series, which as the name implies, utilizes barrels from other spirits to finish their whiskey. It’s a 12 year old Indiana bourbon finished in Château de Laubade Armagnac barrels for 18 months.

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Peerless Absinthe Barrel Finished Rye

The Peerless absinthe barrel finished rye is one of two spirits produced as a collaboration between Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. and Copper & Kings American Brandy Company. The rye starts as regular Peerless rye. Then it is finished for an undisclosed amount of time in barrels which were previously used by Copper & Kings to age their absinthe.

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Elijah Craig – Father of Bourbon?

Elijah Craig is purported to be the “Father of Bourbon” according to the folks at Heaven Hill Distillery. They credit him with being the first to put his whiskey into charred barrels, although the exact details are unclear. His barrels may have been burnt in a fire and used anyway, with the resultant whiskey receiving a favorable reception.

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(Old) Weller Antique Review

Whether you have had any of the Weller line of bourbons or not, it’s likely that you have heard about them. All of the Weller bourbons are wheated bourbons. Weller Antique lost the “Old” from its label, although interestingly it is still referred to as Old Weller Antique on Buffalo Trace’s website and many people still refer to it as “OWA”.

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