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Our Bourbon Of The Month

  • BOTM 4/17: Old Fitzgerald BIB April 4, 2017
    I appreciate everyone's suggestions for this months BOTM, but after much deliberation, I decided to go with the one that I had been thinking about for a while. I will admit that my recent empty barrel purchase had a little to do with this months pick, but the main reason I chose Old Fitz BIB is because a […]

History

  • Buffalo Trace Uncovers Old Fermenting Vats April 5, 2017
    This came from WKYT, a TV station is Lexington.  Thought it was very interesting.  There was also a story about it in the Courier-Journal newspaper this morning.  Pretty neat.     http://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Rennovations-at-Buffalo-Trace-uncover-rare-find-403436876.html     The CJ article goes on to state that they plan to renovate one of the fermenters and use them for a […]
  • Old Joe Distillery Co April 3, 2017
    Anyone have any idea how a barrel gets a label with a fill date from a distillery that was shutdown long before fill date?  I found a barrel head with "THE OLD JOE DISTILLERY CO"  and a fill date of June / 6 / 1969.  Could this be from a Four Roses distillery?   Thanks […]

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  • Old Forester 1920 or Stagg Jr? April 28, 2017
    Hi Everyone.   I'm trying to decide on which to try...Old Forester 1920 or Stagg Jr.   I was really leaning towards Stagg Jr until I started reading reviews on the OF 1920. I wish I can could afford both...but that just isn't happening...lol In my neck of the woods Stagg Jr is $50 and […]
  • Bookers batch CO7-a-12 help needed April 27, 2017
    Hey everyone I need a little advice. I have found 4 bottles of Bookers batch CO7-a-12 on a liquor shelf for around $50. Wondering if anyone recalls trying it and how it was. Also curious if it is a round table pick.   Thanks paul
  • Old Premium 20yr R.O.B. April 26, 2017
    Hi I have this bottle that I acquired and am looking for some more info on it since I can't seem to get a straight answer --   seems to be pre fire Heaven Hill, tax strip series 112. 4/5 quart no UPC    thanks!!
  • New era of bourbon April 21, 2017
    There is a new era of bourbon going on and I not so sure it is for the good.  It seems as though that the CEO'S of a lot of the distilleries are coming out with different products in an effort to increase their revenue.  There are a few out there that are trying come […]

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Premium Bourbon / Specialty Bottlings

  • Willett 80th anniversary bottling March 22, 2017
    Has anyone tried the 2017 Willett 80th anniversary bottling.  I was planning on getting one when released in my area.  If they still have any by that time.  It is a small batch if I am not mistaken and not the usual single barrel.
  • Knob Creek 25th Anniversary March 15, 2017
    Full details just announced on Knob Creek's Twitter page and Huffington Post article, this summer will see the release of Knob Creek 25th Anniversary.  Unfiltered, cask strength, 12-13yrs old, single barrel, $130 msrp, seems to hit all the right notes for a limited these days.  Breaking Bourbon targets this for a June release.  I'm looking […]
  • Isaac Bowman Port Barrel Finished March 9, 2017
    While looking at the release calendar over at Breaking Bourbon I noticed that A Smith Bowman filed a label for Isaac Bowman Port Barrel Finished.  I haven't heard anything about this one and can't seem to find other mentions of it anywhere.  Does anyone have any info about this?  I'm curious if this is supposed […]
  • Breckenridge Distiller's High Proof Blend March 9, 2017
    The local Virginia ABCs now have something new that I haven't heard of before and know nothing about. It's "Breckenridge Distiller's High Proof Blend". 105 Proof, $59.99.   Can anybody tell me what this is? Is it a true bourbon or an American Whiskey? Is it just the regular Breckenridge (which is 86 proof) bottled […]
  • SAOS single barrel program update request March 7, 2017
    I read somewhere and cannot find it anymore, that SAOS will limit or stop their single barrel offerings.  I am not talking about their barrel selection program.  Either my search skills are crap or I'm not looking it up correctly.  Thanks for any help or links.

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