House of Bardstown Review

Bardstown Bourbon Company House of Bardstown - Louisville, KY
The Bardstown Bourbon Company hosted a unique pop-up event called "House of Bardstown" in Louisville, Kentucky. Guests were treated to a multi-room experience featuring themed cocktails, delicious food, and unique whiskey tastings. The event aimed to showcase the brand's versatility and connect with a broad audience of drinkers who enjoy both cocktails and neat pours alike.

Bourbon News – February 23, 2024

Weekly Whiskey & Bourbon News – February 23, 2024
Let's take a look at this week's distillery, whiskey and bourbon news for February 23, 2024! Here are the headlines: A new distillery is announced in Madison County, KY; Refinement to Kentucky's Vintage Spirits Law; Stranahan's opens the Whiskey Lodge; New releases from Maverick, Hood River and Casey Jones

Lodestar Whiskey Review

Lodestar Whiskey Review
Lodestar Whiskey, co-founded by Anna Axster and Wendelin von Schroder, is a blend of Straight High Rye Bourbon and American Single Malt Whiskeys. The whiskey, which embodies the laid-back California lifestyle, offers a sweet malty graininess with flavors reminiscent of honey granola bar, with apple juice, dark cherries and some spice later on. Learn more in our full Lodestar American Whiskey Review!

Redwood Empire Foggy Burl Review

Redwood Empire Foggy Burl Single Malt Review (Bottle photo: Redwood Empire Distilling)
Redwood Empire Foggy Burl Single Malt, part of the new Small Lot Series, is a complex blend of seven different malts, offering a balance of sweetness from lighter malts and tannins from darker ones. This American Single Malt, which differs significantly from those of Ireland and Scotland, provides a very enjoyable pour with plenty of flavor that doesn’t stray too far in any one direction. Learn more about it in our full review!

Bourbon News – February 16, 2024

Whiskey, Distillery & Bourbon News February 16, 2024
Let's take a look at this week's distillery, whiskey and bourbon news for February 16, 2024! Here are the headlines: Garrard County Distilling announces master distiller; Bourbon & Banter breaks Taylor Swift Whiskey story; Heaven's Door announces a new whiskey series; Holland America Line adds a single barrel bourbon.

Redwood Empire Devils Tower Bourbon Review

Redwood Empire Devils Tower Bourbon Review
Devils Tower High Rye Bourbon is one of the first releases in Redwood Empire's new Small Lot Series. As its name implies, there is a substantial amount of rye in this mash bill. The results may surprise you. Learn all about it in our review!

Fortuna Barrel Proof Bourbon Review

Fortuna Barrel Strength Bourbon Review - Rare Character Whiskey Company
Fortuna Barrel Proof Bourbon is the second release from the brand. This 7+ year old cask strength blend brings confectionary flavors on the nose, with brown sugar, dry oak, earthiness and white pepper spice later on. Learn all about it in our review!

Weekly Bourbon News – February 9, 2024

Distillery, whiskey and bourbon news - February 9, 2024 - Photo credits: Sazerac, World Whiskies Awards, Jack Daniel's
Let's take a look at this week's distillery, whiskey and bourbon news for February 9, 2024! Here are the headlines: Woodford Reserve announces 2024 Batch Proof; Fireball makes a lipstick; Jack Daniel's releases new batches of 10-Year-Old & 12-Year-Old Whiskeys; Enter a Sweepstakes to win a barrel of Blanton's Gold; World Whiskies Awards American Winners announced; Detroit City Distilling releases Paczkii Day Vodka

Green River Rye Review

Green River Rye Review
Green River Rye is a new, approachable, Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey. This 95/5 rye should appeal to those new to rye or who prefer a more balanced flavor profile than some of the other ryes out there. Blended from 4-6 year old barrels and bottled at 95 proof, it offers a great value at just $34.99. Want to learn more about its tasting notes and why it deserves a spot on your bar? Read our full review!

Bulleit Single Malt Review

Bulleit American Single Malt Review
Bulleit Single Malt surprised whiskey enthusiasts with its sudden appearance. Aged in new oak barrels and offering notes of honey, caramel, and malt, it leans heavily on grainy and earthy flavors. While enjoyable, the balance falls short compared to other American single malts that I have tried. Want to know more? Read our full review!

Kentucky Peerless Distilling Tour Review

Kentucky Peerless Distillery Tour Review
Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. offers an immersive urban distillery experience in a meticulously renovated 115-year-old building in downtown Louisville. The tour includes a history lesson, a look at the unique distillation process, and a tasting of their exclusive bourbon and rye selections. Read our full review for an in-depth look at the Kentucky Peerless Distilling Tour.

Peerless Double Oak Bourbon Review

Kentucky Peerless Double Oak Bourbon Review
Peerless Double Oak Bourbon was initially created out of necessity by the Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. This particular bourbon, aged for 6 years in total in two different new charred oak barrels, offers a rich flavor profile with notes of vanilla, ample dry oak, tannins, toffee, brown sugar and dark cherries. It’s a bourbon best enjoyed one sip at a time, and is ideal for oak lovers. Read our full review to learn all about it!

Weekly Bourbon News – February 2, 2024

Distillery, whiskey and bourbon news - February 2, 2024
Let's take a look at this week's whiskey, bourbon and distillery news for February 2, 2024! Here are the headlines: Lodestar Whiskey introduces first blend; Redwood Empire announces Small Lot Series; Heaven Hill announces Heritage Collection Aged 18 Years; Bulleit releases an American Single Malt; Bushmills presents Origins of Whiskey

Bardstown Bourbon Company Amaro Nonino Review

Bardstown Bourbon Company Amaro Nonino Review
Bardstown Bourbon Company Amaro Nonino is a recent release in their Collaborative Series. It is a blend of straight bourbon and ryes finished in Amaro Nonino Reserva barrels for 17 months. The result is a delicious whiskey, displaying the Amaro's flavors, but in a very complementary way. Learn all about it in our full review!

Woodford Reserve Distillery Tour Review

Woodford Reserve Distillery Tour Review 2021
The Woodford Reserve Distillery, nestled in Woodford County, Kentucky, is a historic site with a rich distilling history dating back to 1812, offering tours and tastings of their whiskeys. The distillery, which has only had four owners since its inception, features a barrel run built in 1934, a bottling facility, and Warehouse C, their oldest active barrel warehouse. Visitors can enjoy a guided tasting, shop in the well-stocked gift shop, and relax on the scenic patio, making it a must-visit for both history lovers and bourbon enthusiasts. Learn more in our full tour review!

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