Bourbon

    Review: Michter’s US-1 Small Batch Bourbon, Rye, and Unblended American Whiskey

    To clarify my earlier commentary on the company: Michter’s is an old name that’s reviving its distillery operations — but while that’s getting going, the company is bottling contract-produced spirits under its own label. Label copy on this series of US-1 — aka US*1 — whiskeys is decidedly vague. The bourbon reviewed below, for example, is “made from the highest quality Americ ...

    120 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

    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.

    6 readers - By Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com

      A Little Bit Of The Bubbly

      Grapelines - - 3 readers - Reviews of Deccolio Prosecco and Old Grand-Dad 100 Proof Bonded Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. By Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Washington Jewish Week October 16, 2014 The holidays are a great reason to pour some special wines with friends and family. And while we seldom need an excuse to enjoy some sparkling wine, and have frequently complained such wines are too ...

      Review: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2014 Edition

      Drinkhacker.com - - 3 readers - Review: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2014 Edition Old Forester’s annual release of Birthday Bourbon — a celebration of the birthday of George Garvin Brown, founder of Brown-Forman — may not have the level of breathless anticipation surrounding it that, say, the year’s Antique Collection or Parker’s Heritage whiskey does.

      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, pon ...

      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.

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    • Review: Speakeasy Bourbon

      … Review: Speakeasy Bourbon So this is an interesting one. Quietly released in a limited batch in September, the label reads that this was made by the Bardstown Club Distilling Company. However, a quick Google search reveals that this is indeed the handywork of none other than Willett, under another one of its noms de plume. This made Speakeasy…

      1 readers - Rob Theakston/ Drinkhacker.com
    • Review: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2014 Edition

      … Review: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2014 Edition Old Forester’s annual release of Birthday Bourbon — a celebration of the birthday of George Garvin Brown, founder of Brown-Forman — may not have the level of breathless anticipation surrounding it that, say, the year’s Antique Collection or Parker’s Heritage whiskey does. But I’ll say one…

      3 readers - Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com
    • Fall-Into-Winter Warmers: Whiskeys With Flavor and Value!

      … of our in-state distilleries. Our excise tax rate is THIRTEEN DOLLARS higher than the second-worst state, our neighbor to the immediate south, Oregon, which sports a crippling $22.73 cents per gallon tax and people from Washington routinely save their liquor shopping for trips to The Big O so they can save money! Meanwhile, in our son’s home state…

      1 readers - The Pour Fool
    • A Little Bit Of The Bubbly

      …, specifically the Friuli, Venezia, Giulia and Veneto regions. Prosecco is rendered naturally bubbly via a secondary fermentation in bulk stainless steel tanks (known typically as the Charmat Method, after Eugène Charmat who popularized the process in the early twentieth century), and bottling under pressure to preserve the wine’s bubbly quality (unlike…

      3 readers - Grapelines
    • Celebrating 60 Years with Wild Turkey’s Jimmy Russell

      … — the duo 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…

      2 readers - Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.com
    • Pairing Bourbon and Cheese With Four Roses

      … by the familiar vanilla and corn that fades into a nice toffee and oak finish. As a pairing, Comte and Small batch didn’t make my top hat pop off or anything, but it’s the sort of get-together that could go late into the night. Wrapping up with a shocking climax, Four Roses Single Barrel was paired with Epoisses, a stunningly aggressive cheese…

      2 readers - Keith Allison/ The Alcohol Professor
    • New Whisk(e)y For Fall

      …” translates 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…

      1 readers - Amanda Schuster/ The Alcohol Professor
    • Vintage Ad Archive: Bourbon Bonanza!

      …, wooing the public with a wide range of pitches. Old Grand Dad, 1937 Four Roses, 1937 Silver Dollar, 1937 Old Forester, 1938 Four Roses, 1939 Old Grand Dad, 1930s I. W. Harper, 1940 Old Grand Dad, 1940 Ancient Age, 1942 Old Grand Dad, 1942 Glenmore, 1942 Ancient Age, 1943 Unfortunately, only a few years later, America was feeling the sting of World War…

      5 readers - Patrick A. Reed/ The Alcohol Professor
    • From Field to Glass - Hillrock Estate Distillery

      … 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. I am not a bourbon or whiskey…

      3 readers - Debbie Gioquindo/ Hudson Valley Wine Goddess
    • Bourbon’s Bones

      … producers of bourbon in the world: Louisville, the city in which I grew up (or the closest city you can get to from Centerfield, Kentucky). It is only recently, with the opening of the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience serving as the first shot fired, that the mighty city on the banks of the Ohio has started to reclaim its spot in bourbon history…

      4 readers - Keith Allison/ The Alcohol Professor
    • Top 10 Kosher Wines Over $30

      …, offers a powerful, explosive nose of fruit and spice, is medium to full-bodied, and is a complex, richly layered and well structured Zinfandel, with lovely dark fruit and spice notes, and a pleasing, lengthy finish. The Flam Blanc 2012 ($30) is a blend of 55 percent Sauvignon Blanc and 45 percent Chardonnay from the Mata vineyard in the Judean hills…

      5 readers - 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…

      1 readers - Josh Powell/ The Alcohol Professor
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