Kirkland Bourbon History Barton 1792 is a reputable distillery established in 1879 despite its name. Having been in operation for the better part of two centuries, it is the oldest fully-operating distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky. Costco, which shows that it seeks out the best deals with partners known for their exceptional commodities, made a wise […]
To date, the craftsmanship poured into this bottle by the founding family meets the standards set in the Bottled-in-bond act of 1897 that specifically spells out the requirements of whiskey to be labeled as such. Heaven Hill Bourbon History In 1935, Heaven Hill put its first whiskey into barrels, but it wasn’t four years later […]
Benchmark Bourbon History The Seagram company started as a Canadian distillery back in 1857 and grew to become one of the biggest spirits companies in Canada. Sometime in the late 1960s, Seagram decided to start a premium brand labeled Benchmark Bourbon. It used to be made at Four Roses back when Seagram owned them. Between […]
The bourbon industry loves tradition, and Baker’s Bourbon gives people just that. This well-aged expression uses a special strain of jug yeast that the Beam family has used for over six years. Baker’s Bourbon History Baker’s is one of the small-batch bourbons produced by Jim Beam distillery. The small-batch collection comprising Knob Creek, Basil Hayden’s, […]
In just a few years, New Riff Kentucky Straight Bourbon has made a name for itself in the world of whiskey. Some of the things we love about New Riff Distilling are their distilling prowess and transparency - their mash bill isn’t kept a secret. New Riff Kentucky Straight Bourbon History The New Riff Kentucky […]
Breckenridge Bourbon History Back in 2007, a radiologist and lover of malted Scotch, Bryan Nolt, founded the Breckenridge Distillery. This was after he took an enlightening trip to Scotland that same year. While on this trip, Mr. Nolt became fascinated by the different approaches used by different companies to handle their barley for distillation. Slightly […]
Wathen Bourbon History The Wathen-Medley family has been in the bourbon distilling industry – they started more than a century before Prohibition. The family has had master distillers for eight generations. This explains why there’s a big number 8 on the label. This is easily mistaken for the bourbon’s age statement, which couldn’t be further […]
Horse Soldier Bourbon History Horse Soldier Bourbon is a project started by veterans whose history goes back to the infamous 9/11 terrorist attack. Days after the events of September 11, 2001, a small US Army Special Forces unit answered their nation’s call to defend it. They found themselves riding horseback in a Green Beret insertion […]
Considering that the Beam family is of a German origin, the name is pronounced as Boehm. Jim Beam Bourbon History In the late 18th century, Jacob Beam, a member of the Beam family who originated from Germany, traveled west into Kentucky, bourbon brands subsequently setting up a corn mill and small-scale distillery. Around 1795, Jacob […]
There’s a sense of depth and wholeness to this whiskey that gives it character and distinctness. Retailing for roughly $60, this Tennessee whiskey is sourced from an unknown distillery and double-distilled. Bib And Tucker Bourbon History Back in the day, the term “bib & tucker” was used to describe your finest attire, the kind that […]
Elijah Craig Bourbon History Elijah Craig was born in 1738 in Orange County, Virginia, and moved to what is now modern-day Kentucky in 1782. He was a preacher, an educator, and entrepreneur who built the first paper and wool mills in Georgetown, Kentucky. But for all his many talents, it was his gift as a […]
Everyone loves a bourbon with a good background story. Joseph Magnus Bourbon is one of those as its story involves a bourbon resurrection. In 1892, and at the age of 26, Joseph A. Magnus started the Jos. A. Magnus & Co. company where he focused on producing reasonably-priced high-quality whiskey. The business thrived until 1918, […]
This whiskey has an amusing but somewhat complicated story. Larceny was inspired by a thief. John F. Fitzgerald was an agent for the U.S. Treasury Department in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Because of his position, he had access to bourbon storage rick warehouses. He would break into these storage facilities and steal bourbon […]
This Kentucky bourbon has brought together more than 200 years of bourbon-making heritage and nearly 100 years of Japanese whiskey artistry. Legent Bourbon History Legent is a super-premium bourbon that brings together the best of the East and West in a way no other whiskey does. This unique innovation debuted on March 8, 2019. A […]
Wherever you go, you’ll most probably hear people argue about the proper pronunciation of Basil Hayden Bourbon. Most people argue that it’s pronounced as /ˈbæzəl/ the person’s name and not /ˈbāzəl/ the herb. Again, it also depends if you’re American or English, in which case you’d pronounce it as “bay-zle” and “baa-zle,” respectively. Basil Hayden […]
The bourbon belongs to a line of premium whiskeys that may be enjoyed neat on the rocks and is also quite ideal as a mixer for cocktails. It is usually a pleasure to enjoy this whiskey believed to be the perfect expression of the classic American spirit. Redemption Bourbon History Redemption is a relatively new […]
Rowan’s Creek Bourbon is one among four of Willet Clan’s small-batch bourbons. The others are Noah’s Mill, Pure Kentucky XO, and Kentucky Vintage. It gets its name from the watercourse whose water is used for production. The bourbon is aged in charred oak barrels, hand-bottled, and topped with a cork stopper sealed with a brown […]
Booker’s Bourbon is one of the small-batch bourbons produced by the Jim Beam distillery owned by Beam Suntory and is the highest-proof bourbon in the Jim Beam Small batch Collection. It’s a barrel-strength bourbon that’s aged between six and eight years. This bourbon is bottled uncut and without chill filtering at its natural proof. The […]
It’s about time you switch things up from your regular go-to bourbons for something more exotic. A nicely balanced sip that’s easily accessible and at a lower cost is what Yellowstone Bourbon offers. The flavors are more than just enough to be enjoyable – they make you want to go back for a second glass. […]
Noah’s Mill is a small batch of world-class bourbon. It’s a hit creation from the Willet Distillery, a small batch and rare type of Bourbon. It pays true respect to early pioneers of Kentucky after the Revolutionary War who started distilling excess corn into tasty Bourbon. Noah’s mill combines different bourbons into a wonderful blend […]
Something of a new kid on the block in bourbon terms, Widow Jane is making waves among Kentucky bourbons. The exquisitely sourced bourbon is blended with Limestone mineral water from the Widow Jane Mine in Kentucky, and combined to give the unique and remarkable taste and flavor. The Widow Jane Distillery is owned by Cacao […]
Created in 1830 by a Scottish immigrant called James Crow, this bourbon was sold across many different distilleries. Crow died in 1856, and the original bourbon died with him, however, the name was kept by W.A. Gaines and Company, who produced their own version of Old Crow under the name. This is the version that […]
Woodford Reserve is made by the Brown-Forman Company, with the distillery named after Brown-Forman. The distillery used to be called Old Oscar Pepper Distillery until Brown-Forman bought it in 1941 and refurbished it in 1993 Located in Kentucky, this is one of the finest bourbons produced in America, and Woodford Reserve has long been viewed […]
Who was Evan Williams? Apart from being the progenitor of the famous bourbon, he was a Welsh immigrant born in Pembrokeshire who emigrated to the United States. He found his home in Kentucky where he began to brew bourbon in 1783 – according to legend. Evan Williams standard-issue bourbon comes with a black label as […]
Willett Bourbon is a small batch bourbon, named for the founders of the Willett Distillery. It is bottled in a distinctive still shaped decanter. The bourbon was released in 2008. Originally, it was a single barrel bourbon. Each bottle was sealed with a label identifying the individual ageing barrel, the number of the bottle within […]
Kirin Brewery Company, a Japanese firm, manufactures Four Roses Bourbon Whiskey. The distillery of the brand in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, was established in 1910 in an architectural design based on the Spanish Mission. The structure is under the National Registrar of Historic Places. History of Four Roses Bourbon Whisky In 1884, Paul Jones Jr shifted his […]
The Buffalo Trace Distillery is a special one and has become famous over the years for its sheer output, which consists of, give or take, 10 million liters of whiskey per year. This makes up over 40 different products: rye whiskies, wheated bourbon, and even a vodka thrown in for good measure. And, of course, […]
The Michter’s US *1 Small Batch bourbon is light and sweet, but when the age of the drink is listed as ‘NAS’ (no age statement), it’s hard to define exactly what you’re getting. It might be a young bourbon, it might have some age to it, but unless you have a very specifically tailored palette, […]
Every whiskey has a story. Heaven's Door whiskey is attached to Bob Dylan; the musical giant has always seemed to have a connection to whiskey. A tumbler of whiskey is an excellent accompaniment to his music, after all. The name comes from the title of one of his most famous tracks, Knocking On Heaven’s Door. […]
Some whiskeys taste great; others have history. In a Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon review, you’ll find that this bourbon has both on its side. It’s the creation of Elmer T. Lee, who was the former distiller at Buffalo Trace. This drink is noted for being the first single barrel bourbon. Indeed, so influential was the […]
The distillery behind Angel’s Envy Bourbon is steeped in history. With a heritage spanning over two centuries, their hand-finished spirits are inspired by one of the finest Master Distillers in history, Lincoln Henderson. The makers of Angel’s Envy are fanatical in their quest for the perfect taste and check each barrel at every stage of […]
Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon has been around for more than 60 years and was created by Master Distiller Jimmy Russel. This popular bourbon has a high rye content and is aged in an American White Oak barrel. The Wild Turkey distillery goes back to 1869; however, the Wild Turkey brand wasn’t established until 1940. As […]
Does your bourbon cabinet need a bottle of Ezra Brooks? We've compiled our thoughts on this trusted bottom shelf bourbon here and how to drink it.
The Old Forester, a Kentucky classic, has been around for almost 150 years. Does it have a place in your drink cabinet? Check our review to find out.
Wondering whether the 1792 bourbon is for you? We've compiled our thoughts on its distinctive high rye flavors here and how to best drink it.
Eagle Rare Bourbon is an affordable straight Kentucky whiskey consisting of 10% or less rye. Its profile is complex, with the right balance of sweet, spicy, and oaky notes.
Rabbit Hole pulls you in with sweet and floral notes, making it extremely palatable and easy to drink. It’s hard to complain about anything but the price.
Buffalo Trace is the flagship straight bourbon from the legendary distillery in Kentucky. It’s a drinkable and accessible bourbon that will undoubtedly impress.
Larceny produces one of the more accessible wheated bourbons with a fair price tag and an approachable flavor profile. Here is our review.
In this review, we bring you an honest, up-to-date review of Maker’s 46 whiskey, including everything you need to know about this popular whiskey.
Knob Creek Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey bourbon bottling began in 1992, and it has been going strong ever since.
Bulleit is a spicy and versatile bourbon that is great for both mixing and sipping. Here’s the full Whiskey Rocks review for our impressions.