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Blood Oath Pact 10 Review

Blood Oath Pact 10 Bourbon Review - Photo credit: Lux Row Distillers
Blood Oath Pact 10 is the latest release in this series from Lux Row Distillers. To celebrate this 10th edition, one of the three bourbons in the blend is double finished in Cabernet and Merlot barrels. So what's it like? Read our full review to find out!

Yellowstone Rum Cask Finished Bourbon Review

Yellowstone Special Finishes Collection: Rum Cask Finished Bourbon review - Photo Credit: Limestone Branch Distillery
Yellowstone Special Finishes Collection: Rum Cask Finished Bourbon is a Kentucky bourbon finished in Cuban rum casks, for a unique flavor profile. Aged four years and then finished for nine weeks, the bourbon boasts notes of brown sugar, rum, pepper, and vanilla. While the taste may be a tad thin, that's deceptive. This bourbon is a good value, with flavor surpassing some of Yellowstone's other bourbons. Read our full review to learn more!

Willett Wheated 8 Year Bourbon Review

Willett Wheated 8 Year Bourbon Review - Bottle Photo: Willett Distillery
Willett Wheated 8 Year Bourbon has a pleasant flavor profile, offering honey, sweet cherry, cinnamon, citrus, pepper and a bit of heat. It's an enjoyable pour. Nonetheless, it could be a bit difficult to justify its high price point. Learn more about it in our Willett Wheated 8 Year Bourbon review!

Penelope Tokaji Cask Finish Rye Review

Penelope Tokaji Cask Finish Rye Review - Bottle and Glass - Photo credit: Penelope Bourbon
The Penelope Tokaji Cask Finish Rye is a limited-edition rye whiskey aged 8 years and finished in Hungarian sweet wine casks. This unique twist on rye whiskey offers a surprisingly sweet and complex flavor profile, with notes of pepper, honey, orange peel, and even a hint of chocolate. Want to learn more? Then read our full Penelope Tokaji Cask Finish Rye review by Ray Marcano!

High Wire Jimmy Red Bourbon Review

High Wire Jimmy Red Bourbon Review. Bottle photo: High Wire Distilling
Ever heard of Jimmy Red corn? Nearly extinct, this heirloom grain imbues High Wire's Jimmy Red Bourbon with a creamy mouthfeel and unique flavor profile. While there is sugary sweet corn in the nose, expect honey, minerals, vanilla and a surprising hint of pepper later on. Intrigued? Read our full Jimmy Red Bourbon review to learn more!

Remus Gatsby Reserve Bourbon Review (2023)

Remus Gatsby Bourbon Review
The Remus Gatsby Reserve Bourbon, crafted by Ross & Squibb Distillery, is a 15-year-old straight bourbon whiskey that celebrates F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby”. The 2023 edition features a delectable flavor profile with notes of cherry and crème brûlée, making it hard to stop at one glass. While it’s a significant investment at $200, it’s a worthy consideration for special occasions or as personal splurge. To learn more about it, read our full review.

Rossville Union Bottled in Bond Rye Review (2023)

Rossville Union Bottled in Bond Rye Review
Ross & Squibb Distillery (MGP) recently announced the release of the newest member of the Rossville Union Rye family - Rossville Union Bottled in Bond Rye. It's aged 6 years and made from a unique mash bill of 51% rye and 49% barley malt. So, what's it like? Read our full review to find out!

Remus Repeal Reserve Series VII Bourbon Review

Remus Repeal Reserve VII Bourbon Review - Photo: Ross & Squibb Distillery
Remus Repeal Reserve Series VII Bourbon is the latest release in the series from the Ross & Squibb Distillery (MGP). It is a blend of bourbons distilled in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and aged from 9-16 years. Previous releases have received significant acclaim. So what's it like? Read our full review to find out!

Big House Bourbon Review (120 Proof)

Big House 120 Proof Bourbon Review
There’s little available information on Big House online, and a lot of it’s wrong. The bottle says it’s produced and bottled by Sazerac in Louisville, but that really means Buffalo Trace, which Sazerac calls its “home away from home.” Read our Big House Bourbon 120 Proof Review to learn more!
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