The Bourbon Future, Part V: A Barrel Amongst Friends

This is Part IV of the Whiskey Jar’s Series, The Bourbon Future. In Part I, I made a bunch of grandiose predictions about the future of Bourbon. In Part II, I discussed the grain to glass movement and the increase in disclosure about what goes into bourbon, which is bringing increased competition into the bourbon marketplace. In … Continue reading The Bourbon Future, Part V: A Barrel Amongst Friends

The Bourbon Future, Part IV: Online Bourbon Buying and a review of David Nicholson Reserve

  This is Part IV of the Whiskey Jar’s Series, The Bourbon Future. In Part I, I made a bunch of grandiose predictions about the future of Bourbon. In Part II, I discussed the grain to glass movement and the increase in disclosure about what goes into bourbon, which is bringing increased competition into the bourbon marketplace. … Continue reading The Bourbon Future, Part IV: Online Bourbon Buying and a review of David Nicholson Reserve

The Bourbon Future, Part II: From Grain To Glass To Long On Vendome

In The Bourbon Future, Part I, I made a number of predictions about the future of Bourbon, which I believe to be very bright indeed. One of those predictions is: “The consumer will drive the market, and they will know exactly what they are getting when they buy a bottle, or a case, or a … Continue reading The Bourbon Future, Part II: From Grain To Glass To Long On Vendome

New Riff Barrel Select Trifecta Including the Louisiana Bourbon Collective Pick

I have been a fan of New Riff since I first tried it. New Riff is a newer distillery, releasing a barrel proof and bottled in bond bourbon and rye whiskies, always non-chill filtered with no additives and always over four years old. Unfortunately, this bourbon is available only in limited markets, and from what … Continue reading New Riff Barrel Select Trifecta Including the Louisiana Bourbon Collective Pick

Wild Turkey Master’s Keep 17 Year Old Bottled in Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – A Truly Top Shelf Long Aged Bourbon

This past week has been interesting in that I was able to acquire some very old bourbons this week, one seventeen, one sixteen, and one fifteen. It is almost like a mini-fall limited bourbon release cycle. So, I have some great bourbons to review in the near future, and I am starting with what promises … Continue reading Wild Turkey Master’s Keep 17 Year Old Bottled in Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – A Truly Top Shelf Long Aged Bourbon

Happy National Bourbon Day – Sipping on Col. E.H. Taylor Single Barrel and a bit about laser codes on Buffalo Trace bottles and the “vintage” of those Bourbons

Today is National Bourbon Day, which, along with Repeal Day and Bottled in Bond Day, are days on the calendar when American spirits and bourbon in particular are celebrated. I recently got a bottle of one of my favorites I used to buy all the time but that is now scarce, Col. E.H. Taylor Single … Continue reading Happy National Bourbon Day – Sipping on Col. E.H. Taylor Single Barrel and a bit about laser codes on Buffalo Trace bottles and the “vintage” of those Bourbons

Wilderness Trail Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – New Orleans Bourbon Festival Release

The New Orleans Bourbon Festival got cancelled last month due to Covid-19. Wilderness Trail in Danville, Kentucky, had apparently planned on entering the festival and created a release of their bourbon that presumably would have been on sale but also tasted by the tasting panel. Wilderness Trail of Danville, Kentucky, started distilling in 2013, and … Continue reading Wilderness Trail Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – New Orleans Bourbon Festival Release

Blanton’s – The Whiskey That Began The Bourbon Premiumization Revolution

Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon continues to be a sought after bourbon in today’s bourbon boom. Some folks love it, some folks think it is over-hyped. But, one thing is for certain, Blanton’s began a premiumization of bourbon that took hold and changed bourbon and how we consume it. Elmer T. Lee created Blanton’s in 1984, … Continue reading Blanton’s – The Whiskey That Began The Bourbon Premiumization Revolution