I had to go to MO yesterday and while there I stopped by a liquor store. They had two bourbons on sale that I never I heard of, but if they'd have been much cheaper they'd have had to pay me to take them. One is 1492, "charcoal filtered" is written on the label, but it also says "Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey" aged 36 months, bottled by Nelson distillers. First question: how do you charcoal filter a bourbon - I thought that made it Tennessee whiskey. The other is Bellows, four years old, Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey botlled by Bellows and Co. I have never heard of either of these. I tried them last night and was pleasantly surprised, considering how little I paid. If I had to guess, I'd say 1492 is made by Heaven Hill. Bellows reminds of a Barton product. Second question: does anyone know what distilleries these whiskeys come from? Third question: has anyone else tried either of these? If so, what is your opinion of them?
Thanks for the help,