I was thinking of naming this thread "Crow flies again," but I would have to try some before I could be that optimistic.
I was talking to one of my favorite bourbon purveyors (who will remain nameless until I know it's ok to identify the source of this gossip) and he was telling me about a new release from Beam: an Old Crow Reserve at 86 proof. How long has it been since we've seen an 86 proof Crow? Of course, it may be that no one cares any longer...
Be that as it may, it's being called "Old Crow Reserve," suggesting more time in oak, but that remains to be seen. Pricing is unknown at this point too, but the speculation was it will be aimed at something a bit above rail prices.
Anyone have any more info on this? And a second question: what juice is OC made from these days? Is it standard Beam juice or do they still use the old recipe? I always assumed it was the former.