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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”.

Kirkland Bottled in Bond Bourbon Review

Kirkland Bottled in Bond Bourbon Review

Please enjoy my Kirkland Bottled in Bond Bourbon Review! There are a lot of store brand whiskeys out there. But what’s interesting about this Kirkland Bottled in Bond Bourbon from Costco is that it says the name of the distillery where it was made, Barton 1792 Distillery, right on the label.

Benchmark Bonded Bourbon Review

Benchmark Bonded Bourbon Review

Please enjoy my Benchmark Bonded Bourbon review! Have you seen the “new” additions to the Benchmark bourbon line? They are: Top Floor, Small Batch, Single Barrel, Bonded and Full Proof. Today we will look at the Benchmark Bonded Bourbon. The only information available is what is on the bottle: “The Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897 set strict standards for bonded whiskey. This 100 proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey aged four years to meet those standards. Enjoy the rich flavor and long smooth finish.”

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.

Bombergers Declaration Review 2021

Bomberger’s Declaration Review

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

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.

Grand Traverse Ole George Cask Strength Single Barrel Rye Review

Ole George Cask Strength Single Barrel Rye Review

Please enjoy my Grand Traverse Ole George Cask Strength Single Barrel Rye Review! I have tried Grand Traverse Ole George Cask Strength Single Barrel Rye a few times now. Initially at the distillery when I decided to buy the bottle, and a few times once I got home. I absolutely love this rye, and it rivals anything I have tried.

Old Wm Tarr Manchester Reserve Whiskey Review

Old Wm Tarr Manchester Reserve Whiskey Review

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.