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Our Bourbon Of The Month

  • BOTM 04/23 Elijah Craig Barrel Proof April 3, 2023
    We're back with another edition of BOTM and this month we have a crowd favorite. Of course this one can be hard to get depending on what part of the country you live in. I know some of you rarely see it if ever. Some of you can get it from time to time. And […]


  • Sunken treasure? February 20, 2023
    Whiskey from 1854? Still in the barrels? Westmorland wreck from 1854 in upper Lake Michigan?   Seems a little fantastical, almost science fiction. But, there is a pretty good video in the article. If you have any interest in this type of stuff, it’s an interesting read and a good watch of he 11min+ underwater […]
  • TW Samuels February 2, 2023
    My Grandfather G.D. Ratliff worked as Master Distiller for Samuel Westerman till the Early 70’s. I remember as a kid going there with my papaw and hanging out and helping feed the many cattle they ran on the farm. I actually have lots of old  labels, letters, other things from there. Lots of childhood memories. […]

General Discussion


  • Best in Class Whiskey 2023 May 25, 2023
    C'mon folks.  No chatter for one of the American Distilling Institute's 2023 Best in Class Whiskeys?  New Holland Dragon's Milk Small Batch.     I have tried New Holland Bourbons and every single one of them tasted like mineral spirits.  Not that I have ever drank mineral spirits.  I have seen this one at a few […]
  • Another visit to Willett . . . May 13, 2023
    I almost hate to post this, as I am afraid you are getting tired of my Willett posts.  But here goes one more.  Today my wife and I visited the Bar at Willett to celebrate Mother's Day.  Our son is in the US Navy currently assigned to Guam, so obviously he couldn't be with us. […]
  • Best, Worst, or Funniest Tater Stickers? May 11, 2023
    Is there any interest in sharing the best, worst, or funniest tater stickers/labels you have come across?  Maybe I am a sucker for a bad pun, or play on words, but this recent Knob Creek Single Barrel store pick made me laugh:  
  • Changes to Elijah Craig Barrel Proof May 5, 2023
    EC BP is going to lower, variable age statements on each batch, see:   Even at its increased price of $70, it was still a good deal. I guess too good to last. It will now be more in line with the picks. And Heaven Hill will have more older bourbon for releases that […]
  • Jim Beam 100 Month Old Ducks Unlimited (Value???) May 3, 2023
    Hi All,         I would appreciate some help. I recently was able to pick up a full, unopened (Paper Seal Unbroken) bottle of 100 Month Old Jim Beam Ducks Unlimited "Canvasback" Kentucky Straight Bourbon. I see a lot of the decanters (empty) for sale online for around $60-$80, but I was wondering if […]

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Premium Bourbon / Specialty Bottlings

  • Rock Hill Farms . . . one more time! March 7, 2023
    Spent a few days last week at the Galt House in Louisville attending a statewide convention.  Wandered in to the Silks bar and low and behold they had a bottle of Rock Hill Farms behind the counter.  $45 for a pour, but I didn't care.  It had been a long time since I had enjoyed […]
  • Wild Turkey 101 12 Year Limited Edition February 28, 2023
    I’m admittedly a bit of a whiskey novice (other than drinking it) and I recently received a bottle of Wild Turkey 101 12 Year Limited Edition from an older co-worker that cleaned out his basement bar. It’s still in the original gold tube it came in never opened. After doing a small amount of research it […]
  • 23 yr Stitzel-Weller at the Bar at Willett! January 29, 2023
    Last Friday we visited the Bar at Willett to celebrate my birthday.  As some of you know from previous postings, the Bar at Willett is one of our favorite places to visit for food, drinks, and a general good time.  We have developed a nice relationship with some of the folks there and we always […]
  • Kentucky Owl The Wiseman Straight Bourbon January 12, 2023
    Has anyone tried this yet, if so, thoughts?   I’ve passed on it several times now and not sure if $50 is worth it. They also have Rye.   Thanks
  • Red Hook rye December 30, 2022
    Almost fell from my chair when I saw this. Came across an auction I generally follow to sometimes score bourbons we can hardly get over here in Europe. they have a Red Hook Rye up for auction, starting bid 21.000 EURO. They expect it to sell at between 24.000 and 30.000 EURO, about the same […]