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Our Bourbon Of The Month

  • BOTM 8/18: Bulleit Bourbon July 31, 2018
    Yeah, I'm early for a change. Every once in a while.......   I couldn't believe it's been over 10 years since this was the BOTM. So....... here we go.    Much has changed with Bulleit in the last couple of years or so.  Four Roses is no longer in the picture, and speculation has it that BF and/or […]

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  • Christie's Auction: Pre-Prohibition and Prohibition Era Whiskies December 3, 2018
    I'm not sure if this has been posted yet. I did a quick query on the SB.com search function, and didn't see any posts about this. Check out the photo at the top of the linked page, showing the Hancock Park family residence hidden whiskey cellar. Now that's what I call a bunker! Apparently, this […]
  • Whiskeydaddlers April 20, 2018
    http://whiskeydaddle.com/thenovel/   Doing some research into the Peoria area distillery history and ran into this.  Apologize if this is already out there, but I did not see anything when I searched. New piece of Distillery History for me.  Hope you feel the same. 

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  • What constitutes a bunker? January 18, 2019
    After seeing pics of some impressive collections on this site, I am curious as to when does an assortment of whiskies on hand crossover to become a bunker.  I currently have over 20 unopened bottles of bourbon stashed out of sight of SWMBO.  Most are singles, (1920, ETL, RHF, CEHT, OEBP, OF9Bib) but I have […]
  • Tell Me About Wild Turkey January 18, 2019
    I'm new to the bourbon game. So far Wild Turkey 101 is one of my favorite bourbons at any price and far and away my favorite bourbon under $25. I'd love to hear the community's thoughts on Wild Turkey's products, its history, etc.    Are there vintages you particularly like or dislike? LEs that you've […]
  • Blended Bourbons January 17, 2019
    What do folks here think about the relatively recent phenomenon of blended bourbons?    As a bourbon geek, does it interest you as a category?     By blended bourbons,  I mean bourbons (or ryes)  created from the blending of separately-distilled distillates with distinctly different mashbillls,  that aren't necessarily from the same distillery.   I've […]
  • A Hypothetical Herd of Unicorns January 16, 2019
    Killing a little time on a Wednesday afternoon before the final work whistle.  There has been lots of good chatter lately on the prices people would pay for limited editions and it got me thinking . . .  dangerous, I know. Here is the hypothetical I'd like to pose to the forum.   You walk […]

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  • Which Bottle for Xmas? December 20, 2018
    Been a while since I have posted here but I thought I would take a moment to gather some opinions. I want to grab a nice bottle for the holidays to share with my dad and my local store has these offerings:   Barrel Bourbon Batch 14 Barrel Bourbon Batch 15 Old Fitzgerald BIB 9yr […]
  • Barrell Bourbon Craft Spirits 15 yr cask December 13, 2018
    Expensive stuff, but wondering if anyone has tried this out yet? If you didn't see this article I actually thought it was a pretty interesting read on Fred Minnicks blind tasting. https://www.forbes.com/sites/fredminnick/2018/11/16/best-american-whiskey-how-an-underdog-won-2018/#5b63ecbb63c9 
  • Old Charter Oak? December 6, 2018
    I didn't see any mention of this yet.  Looks like BTEC v2.0 (or 1.1?)   https://gearpatrol.com/2018/12/05/buffalo-trace-old-charter-bourbon-whiskey/?fbclid=IwAR0SbY0p0FjH4pN7WnGvFl_0LN0-Mg1_0BoISRFWEkYQi3r3dwyEWBTAMFo
  • 2018 batches of Michter’s 10? December 5, 2018
    Has anyone been trying the 2018 Michter’s 10 batches lately? I am in general a bit of a Michter’s hater, and haven’t liked the 2015-2017 batches that I have tasted. But I have been hearing that the 2018 is an improvement over those. I’ve still passed on M10 a few time recently but I’m starting […]
  • Jim Rutledge Cream of Kentucky December 1, 2018
    Posted this in the TTB thread courtesy of SKU, but Jim Rutledge Distillery seems to have it's first sourced release https://www.ttbonline.gov/colasonline/viewColaDetails.do?action=publicFormDisplay&ttbid=18325001000092

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