Maker's Mark CommUNITY Batch Review Bourbon

Maker’s Mark CommUNITY Batch Review

I hope you enjoy my Maker’s Mark CommUNITY Batch Review! This is will be the second year that The LEE Initiative and Maker’s Mark have released the CommUNITY Batch. Maker’s Mark has donated all of the bourbon, so the proceeds go entirely to support the cause! The first CommUNITY Batch was released last year, and raised over $500K from 34 blended barrels of whiskey! The money provided assistance to many hospitality industry employees who were affected by the pandemic.

American Highway Reserve Bourbon Review

American Highway Reserve Bourbon Review

I hope you enjoy my American Highway Reserve Bourbon Review! Brad Paisley has a new bourbon and it’s called American Highway Reserve. Its niche is that one its components had some of its aging while stored in a 53-foot semi-trailer that followed his 2019 nation-wide tour. So it travelled 7,314 miles across 25 states, from coast to coast. Thus their slogan: “Made in Kentucky, Aged across America”.

The Untold Story of Kentucky Whiskey by Castle & Key Review

The Untold Story from Castle & Key

This whiskey, The Untold Story Of Kentucky Whiskey from Castle & Key Distillery, is a special one. Released by Castle & Key Distillery in partnership with the Kentucky Black Bourbon Guild, it is dedicated to uncovering and telling stories from generations past. The series honors African American contributions to the distilling industry, contributions which are many but which have not been widely recognized or discussed. This whiskey is also a step towards the future as well. It was donated by Castle & Key and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Castle & Key Scholarship Fund. This release, Chapter 1, will be the first release of a series of annual “Chapters”, each telling part of the story, right on the bottle. Check out the photos to read it.

Kentucky Owl Wiseman Bourbon Review

Kentucky Owl Wiseman Bourbon Review

Please enjoy my Kentucky Owl Wiseman Bourbon Review! Have you heard of The Wiseman Bourbon from Kentucky Owl? This bourbon is unique for the brand because it is produced and distilled by Kentucky Owl in collaboration with the Bardstown Bourbon Company. It’s a blend of Kentucky Owl 4 year old wheat and high rye bourbons, combined with 5 1/2 and 8 1/2 year old Kentucky sourced bourbons. It is also the first release under Master Blender John Rhea.

Blue Run High Rye Bourbon Review

Blue Run High Rye Bourbon Review

I hope you enjoy my Blue Run High Rye Bourbon Review! This is a very exciting bourbon for Blue Run Spirits. I really didn’t know what to expect from this bourbon. I have tried a few of Castle and Key’s own ryes and had a sneak peak at their bourbon, but this tastes like none of those. Nor is it particularly similar to some of the other brands who also distill there. I should have known Jim Rutledge would have created a unique high rye bourbon, given his prior accomplishments. Needless to say, this is quite different from the prior Blue Run bourbon releases, but it is nonetheless quite good.

Boone County Pot Still Bourbon Review

Boone County Pot Still Bourbon Review

Please enjoy our Boone County Pot Still Bourbon review! The Boone County Distilling Company as we know it has been around since 2015, although it is founded on a rich history dating back to 1833. Their releases up until now have been clear spirits, rum and sourced rye and bourbons. I have been a fan. Some of the labels, notably the Eighteen33 bourbons, are no longer with us, and they are missed. The future is now, though. Boone County has been waiting patiently for their bourbon to age. This first release is 5 1/2 years old. Made from a mash bill of 74% corn, 21% rye and 5% malted barley it was distilled in their 500 gallon copper pot still, named The Bear. It is bottled at 94.8 proof. Retail is $49.99.

George Dickel Bourbon 8 yr review

Dickel Bourbon Review

Please enjoy our George Dickel Bourbon Review! So who’s a fan of Tennessee Whiskey, err… I mean bourbon? I don’t want to start the whole “is Tennessee Whiskey bourbon debate” (spoiler alert: it is😊), but I think it seems pretty clear that the folks at Dickel think it is.

Blanton's Bourbon Review

Blanton’s Bourbon Review

Please enjoy my Blanton’s Bourbon Review! The story goes that Elmer T. Lee, while culminating his tenure at Buffalo Trace Distillery (which I think was the George T. Stagg Distillery at the time), created this bourbon brand. He had recalled that Colonel (as in Kentucky Colonel, not military Colonel) Albert B. Blanton, former president of the distillery, would pick barrels from the center of Warehouse H to be served to his guests. So Elmer picked barrels from Warehouse H to be bottled and sold as the first bottled single barrel bourbon in 1984.

Brother's Bond Bourbon Review

Brother’s Bond Bourbon Review

Please enjoy my Brother’s Bond Bourbon Review! I am not ashamed to admit it. Even though I am not the target demographic, I was a huge fan of The Vampire Diaries, and then its spin-off, The Originals. So when I heard that Damon and Stefan Salvatore, er, I mean Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley, were coming out with a bourbon, I knew I had to give it a try. I know, I know, I am not the target demographic for the bourbon, either, but they did drink a ton of bourbon on the show, so I figured they knew what they were doing!