Stellum Single Barrel Bourbon: Cygnus, Lyra, and Vega

I have previously reviewed Stellum, Joe Beatrice's of Barrell fame latest project. Stellum has now released three different groups of Stellum Single Barrel, Cygnus, Lyra, and Vega, along with Serpens & Rigel in their rye line. I have managed to acquire one of each of the single barrel bourbon groups. These being single barrel bourbons, … Continue reading Stellum Single Barrel Bourbon: Cygnus, Lyra, and Vega

The 2021 Friends of the Trace Barrel Tasting and a Review of the 2020 Friends of the Trace Blanton’s Pick

After I attended a whiskey weekend at Buffalo Trace for Friends of the Trace in 2017, the authors of this blog, Mike Bonin, Robb Gibb, and I, decided that the Friends (colloquially referred to as FOTT) needed to have an annual single barrel select pick, and we pestered the powers that be at Buffalo Trace … Continue reading The 2021 Friends of the Trace Barrel Tasting and a Review of the 2020 Friends of the Trace Blanton’s Pick

Tasting Notes: New Orleans Bourbon Festival Picks -Wilderness Trail Rye Recipe Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

The New Orleans Bourbon Festival just released two more bourbon barrels, these being rye recipe bourbons from Wilderness Trail. Both have the same mashbill: 64% corn, 24% rye, and 12% malted barley, fermented using the sweet mash process and barrelled at 110 proof, and then bottled at cask strength. Both were $58. Barrel No. 17E09-10, … Continue reading Tasting Notes: New Orleans Bourbon Festival Picks -Wilderness Trail Rye Recipe Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey