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

Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel; Wild Turkey Soars to New Heights

Wild Turkey, for me, tends to be a little funky on my palate. I do like Rare Breed, despite the little bit of funk. The Russell’s Reserve 2002 limited edition was amazing. My opinion is that chill filtering does terrible things to Wild Turkey bourbon. But, Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel is 110 proof and non-chill … Continue reading Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel; Wild Turkey Soars to New Heights

Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit: the Single Barrel Version of The Classic 101

Wild Turkey is a very ubiquitous bourbon that has been around a long time and, like everyone else in the industry, wants a part of the bourbon market that is willing to pay more for limited release and single barrel offering. Frankly, the sheer number of choices of different bourbons out there have increased exponentially … Continue reading Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit: the Single Barrel Version of The Classic 101

Knob Creek 15 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Rounding out the older bourbon releases I acquired in June is Knob Creek’s new limited release, a 15 year old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey bottled at Knob Creek’s traditional 100 proof. While this is a limited release, it is more widely available than most, including Knob Creek’s 25 Anniversary, which was bottled at cask strength … Continue reading Knob Creek 15 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

My recently acquired 16, er, 15 and a half year old Bourbon, Resilient Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey Binny’s Store Pick Single Barrel

When I mentioned I had acquired a 17, a 16, and a 15 year old bourbon in the same time frame while reviewing Wild Turkey 17 year old, I was slightly incorrect. Resilient, a Bourbon bottled by BC Merchants in Pembroke, KY with offices in Chicago, has offerings that are 15 and 14 years old, … Continue reading My recently acquired 16, er, 15 and a half year old Bourbon, Resilient Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey Binny’s Store Pick Single Barrel

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

Glen Grant 15 Year Old Batch Proof – A Wonderful High Proof Single Malt For Your Bar

While most of my blog posts are about American whiskies, and, moreover, bourbon, a good bit of scotch gets drunk at my house. I started drinking scotch in college, but it was mostly blended cheap stuff. Then, as an adult, Macallan came out with a hipster malt scotch brand, Jon Mark & Robbo’s. It came … Continue reading Glen Grant 15 Year Old Batch Proof – A Wonderful High Proof Single Malt For Your Bar