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    Review: Angel’s Envy Cask Strength Bourbon – Limited Edition (2014)

    Review: Angel’s Envy Cask Strength Bourbon – Limited Edition (2014) Angel’s Envy remains a top bourbon pick — and cheap, too — but true fans know that something special awaits if they just hang in there. Last year the company released its first Cask Strength Edition of its Port-finished bourbon. Available in an an edition of a whopping 600 bottles, you would probably have had be ...

    5 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

    Vintage Ad Archive: Bourbon Bonanza!

    September is Bourbon Heritage Month, and accordingly, we here at Alcohol Professor have recently devoted lots of space to showcasing different sides of Kentucky’s native spirit –and now I’ve decided it’s only fitting to join in the fun myself, take our readers for a spin through the past, and present an extra-special Bourbon-centric trawl through my media files! And while I’ve showcased America’s.

    5 readers - By Patrick A. Reed/ The Alcohol Professor

      From Field to Glass - Hillrock Estate Distillery

      Hudson Valley Wine Goddess - - 3 readers - Tucked away on a beautiful country road in Ancram, New York you'll find Hillrock Farm, home to Hillrock Estate Distillery and Jeffrey Baker producing whiskey under the direction of Master Distiller, Dave Pickerall. I recently toured the distillery with Tim Welly, who I knew from his days at Millbrook Winery.

      Celebrating 60 Years with Wild Turkey’s Jimmy Russell

      Drinkhacker.com - - 2 readers - Celebrating 60 Years with Wild Turkey’s Jimmy Russell Hey, look who dropped into San Francisco on the eve of WhiskyFest! It’s Jimmy and Eddie Russell, the co-master distillers at Wild Turkey. Over toasts and samples of a variety of WT expressions — including the Diamond Anniversary edition, which is now making its way to the west coast — the duo talked Old Time Kentucky, ponies, ...

      Pairing Bourbon and Cheese With Four Roses

      The Alcohol Professor - - 2 readers - Four Roses Small Batch and Comte All photos by Keith Allison. Pairing wine with cheese (and everything else under the sun) is a pastime that seems as old as the wine industry itself. While doing the same with bourbon isn’t entirely uncommon, it’s certainly substantially less common than with wine. Max McCalman, author of Mastering Cheese: Lessons for Connoisseurship from a Maîtr ...

      New Whisk(e)y For Fall

      The Alcohol Professor - - 1 readers - Sometimes for reviews you get a whole bottle, sometimes a flask. Flask on left is Highland Park Dark Origins, flask right is Laphroaig Cardeas. Photo by Amanda Schuster. Autumn is upon us and the schvitz is over! Although whisk(e)y is to be enjoyed all year round, there’s something especially comforting about sipping a good dram when the temperatures drop.

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      Celebrating 60 Years with Wild Turkey’s Jimmy Russell

      … talked Old Time Kentucky, ponies, houseboats, and, of course, Bourbon-makin’. (Did you know: Eddie Russell claims Wild Turkey is the only major distillery not using GMO grains? That the inventor of Bourbon, Elijah Craig, was a Southern Baptist minister? That Wild Turkey has used the same yeast strain since 1954?) While Eddie vowed that after his…

      2 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Pairing Bourbon and Cheese With Four Roses

      …Four Roses Small Batch and Comte All photos by Keith Allison. Pairing wine with cheese (and everything else under the sun) is a pastime that seems as old as the wine industry itself. While doing the same with bourbon isn’t entirely uncommon, it’s certainly substantially less common than with wine. Max McCalman, author of Mastering Cheese: Lessons…

      2 readers - By Keith Allison/ The Alcohol Professor

      New Whisk(e)y For Fall

      … to “friendship” in Gaelic.) This year’s release was first aged in ex-Bourbon barrels and given a 1 year nap in first fill Amontillado sherry casks, for a total of 8 years of aging. This Scotch is admittedly younger than most of their other marks, but the youth is refreshing here, much smoother than one would expect. All the great things about Laphroaig…

      1 readers - By Amanda Schuster/ The Alcohol Professor

      Vintage Ad Archive: Bourbon Bonanza!

      …September is Bourbon Heritage Month, and accordingly, we here at Alcohol Professor have recently devoted lots of space to showcasing different sides of Kentucky’s native spirit –and now I’ve decided it’s only fitting to join in the fun myself, take our readers for a spin through the past, and present an extra-special Bourbon-centric trawl through…

      5 readers - By Patrick A. Reed/ The Alcohol Professor

      From Field to Glass - Hillrock Estate Distillery

      …% malt barley. Aged in new American white oak cask and finished in sherry oak casks from Spain. Highest end whiskey. Aromas of sweet, honey, caramel and brown sugar. 86 proof. Solera Aged Bourbon Whiskey – Aged in Sherry Oloroso Casks this whiskey had sweeter notes. Has much more oak character. A little creamer and sweeter on the palate than the rye…

      3 readers - By Debbie Gioquindo/ Hudson Valley Wine Goddess

      Bourbon’s Bones

      …For Bourbon Heritage Month, a Louisville native reflects on the remnants of the city's whiskey landscape Brown-Forman distillery All photos by Keith Allison. Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail is a carefully cultivated and well worthwhile trip through the rolling green distilling landscape of the state’s bourbon industry. Even industrial behemoths like Jim…

      4 readers - By Keith Allison/ The Alcohol Professor

      Top 10 Kosher Wines Over $30

      … think they are largely safe in assuming that this will yield profit, not loss. The whiskey is actually pretty good, though pricey. Although these whiskies were bottled at Diageo’s George Dickel Distillery in Tennessee, and aged for a time at Diageo’s mothballed Stitzel-Weller Distillery, these “new” Orphan Barrel whiskies were actually distilled…

      5 readers - By Grapelines

      Native Spirit: The Real American Beauty

      …Native Spirit: The Real American Beauty A cocktail for Bourbon Heritage Month It’s September! Meaning sweater weather, pumpkin spice lattes and crunchy leaves underfoot. It also means we have a whole 30 days to celebrate National Bourbon Heritage Month! In 1964, an Act of Congress declared Bourbon to be “America’s Native Spirit” in celebration…

      1 readers - By Josh Powell/ The Alcohol Professor

      Diageo Adds a Bulleit Attraction to Bourbon Country

      …All photos by Kevin Gibson. Louisville, Ky., mayor Greg Fischer told the crowd at the ribbon-cutting for the new Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience that that the state of Kentucky considers bourbon a food group. He was exaggerating, but not by much. Bourbon-mad Kentucky added another tourist draw this week in Louisville that will provide a tour…

      1 readers - By Kevin Gibson/ The Alcohol Professor

      American Stillhouse

      …Jim Beam finally gets the visitor experience right All photos by Keith Allison. The first time you see the Jim Beam distillery, nestled in the hills of Clermont and flanked by the expansive green of the Bernheim Forest on one side and the solemn quiet of the bourbon-fudge making Trappist monks of the Abbey of Gethsemani, it is an impressive sight…

      By Keith Allison/ The Alcohol Professor

      Review: Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2014 Edition

      …, with the whiskey showing a woody — yet fresh — nose, cherries jubilee up front on the body, and a finish that takes you to places of marzipan, apple pie, and streudel. Watch for apple cider notes to come along after you think the finish has faded away. 90 proof. A Eagle Rare 17 Year Old Bourbon – This edition of Eagle Rare 17 is a vatting…

      1 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      Review: Glenglassaugh Revival, Evolution, Torfa

      … pear character beneath the seaweed and coal fires. The body plays up the smoky notes, making this non-peated whisky come across as lightly peated. Notes of over-ripe banana, Bit-O-Honey candies, and green vegetables come together in a wildly unbalanced way on the body… and yet it’s so unique and strange you can’t help but keep sipping on it. Worth…

      4 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com