Ray Marcano

Ray Marcano

Remus Gatsby Reserve Review (2022)

Remus Gatsby Reserve Review
The latest in the Remus Bourbon family, the Remus Gatsby Reserve, celebrates F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, “The Great Gatsby," which examines prohibition-era America during the Jazz age. The bourbon, crafted by master distiller Ian Stirsman and his team at Ross & Squibb Distillery, is made with 15-year-old reserves of straight bourbon whiskey. How is it? Check out our review!

Daviess County Bourbon Review

Daviess County Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Review
Daviess County Kentucky Straight Bourbon is another in a line of bourbons that has a lighter color but a heavier taste. Citrus, specifically orange, is the predominant flavor here. There’s also a teeny bit of grapefruit that balances out the flavors. The pepper is the big surprise at the end, but no wonder. Daviess is a blend of bourbon and ryes and that little kick shows off a nicely blended pour.

Daviess County Lightly Toasted Bourbon Review

Lux Row Distillers continued the expansion of its Daviess County brand with the August 2022 release of Daviess County Lightly Toasted Bourbon with a limited release of 3,000 six-packs (18,000 bottles). Lux Row noted that this bourbon contains the same bourbon and rye blend as the other bourbons in the Daviess County line. However, the flavor profile comes from toasting the barrels.

Daviess County Cabernet Finished Bourbon Review

Daviess Cabernet Cabernet Finished Bourbon Review
If you want a bourbon that will surprise you, try this Daviess County Cabernet Finished Bourbon. I mean, wow. First, the thick mouth feel surprised me and reminded me of a sauterne, a sweet dessert wine. The red wine comes through big on the nose but quickly calms down. The deep, dark fruit does bring hints of cabernet, but it’s not so overwhelming that it overpowers the flavors of the bourbon, a flaw in a number of finished bourbon products.

Brough Brothers Bourbon Review

Brough Brothers Bourbon Review
Brough Brothers has an interesting back story. Three brothers opened a distillery not far from where they grew up in a poor area of Louisville, KY --- one of the poorest in the state actually. They did so not only to begin their distillery operation but to bring some economic opportunities to the area. Along the way, Brough Brothers became the first and only Black-owned distillery in the state of Kentucky. This a sourced product though Brough Brothers hope to have its own distillate soon.