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Blue Run High Rye Bourbon Review

Blue Run High Rye Bourbon Review

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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

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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.

McFarlane's Reserve Bourbon Review

McFarlane’s Reserve Bourbon Review

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Please enjoy my McFarlane’s Reserve Bourbon Review! This is another enigmatic bourbon from the IJW Whiskey Company. I had posted about them and their first releases, the First Call line of whiskeys, way back in March.

George Dickel Bourbon 8 yr review

Dickel Bourbon Review

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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

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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

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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!

Bombergers Declaration Review 2021

Bomberger’s Declaration Review

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We hope you enjoy our Bomberger’s Declaration Review! So, I am assuming that everyone knows that Bomberger’s Declaration is made by Michter’s? Shenk’s, too? But, do you know the history of the names? They both refer to the distillery that would eventually become the original Michter’s distillery. That’s the Michter’s Distillery which was in Pennsylvania, not the current Kentucky one, which is of fairly recent construction.

Basil Hayden Toast Review

Basil Hayden Toast Review

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Please enjoy our Basil Hayden Toast Review Basil Hayden Toast is a completely new bourbon from Beam Suntory, and a permanent addition to the Basil Hayden line. In fact, Basil Hayden has been rebranded to be more upscale. Beam-Suntory dropped the “s” from the name (the brand was called Basil Hayden’s) and upgraded the packaging, which I think looks pretty nice.

Country Smooth Bourbon Review

Country Smooth Bourbon Review

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From the label: “Proudly made in the USA and inspired by the American lifestyle, Country Smooth was developed by the first female founder and CEO of an American whiskey company as a refined experience to be savored on its own or enjoyed in cocktails. CS is dedicated to celebrating the spirit of America and the crafting of premium American whiskey.”

Old Wm Tarr Manchester Reserve Whiskey Review

Old Wm Tarr Manchester Reserve Whiskey Review

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Please enjoy our Old Wm Tarr Manchester Reserve Whiskey Review! Have you heard of William Tarr Distillery? While the current iteration of the distillery is a new kid on the block, their namesake most certainly is not. You see, William Tarr and Thomas J. Megibben purchased the financially troubled Ashland Distillery in 1871. The Ashland Distillery was initially established in 1865, and in 1866 it was the first to obtain a federally registered distillery license in Lexington and was assigned RD 1. So that’s pretty cool! The original Ashland Distillery was destroyed by fire, and then rebuilt and reorganized as Wm. Tarr & Company in 1879. Old Wm Tarr Manchester Reserve 7 Years Aged Whiskey is the first release from this resurrected distillery.