Eagle Rare 17 Year Old Bourbon, 2016 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Review

*Thank you very much to AP and Buffalo Trace for the samples! The 2016 Eagle Rare 17 Year Old Bourbon, like the 2015 version before it, is actually a 17 year old whiskey. While that might seem like an obvious thing to point out given the name, previous editions of the Antique Collection's Eagle Rare 17 … Continue reading Eagle Rare 17 Year Old Bourbon, 2016 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Review

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Blood Oath Pact No. 2 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

*Sincere thanks to Common Ground PR and Luxco for the sample. Off the top of my head, I can think of only three blood oaths, one historical, one cinematic, and one musical. Personally, I've not yet taken a blood oath, but while I'm pretty sure the opportunity won't arise, one never says never. Perhaps the most … Continue reading Blood Oath Pact No. 2 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

Evan Williams Bottled In Bond Kentucky Bourbon – Review

The label of Evan Williams Bottled in Bond Kentucky Bourbon proclaims many things. Large and in front, right below the Evan Williams name, it says "since 1783,"  and then right below that, "Kentucky's 1st Distiller." The label on the side elaborates on those two things a bit, stating that Evan Williams was indeed the first … Continue reading Evan Williams Bottled In Bond Kentucky Bourbon – Review

Old Grand-Dad Bottled in Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

Old Grand-Dad Bourbon has a long and storied past, and could arguably be considered a pillar of American whiskey, given the names of the people and companies involved in its history. The Old Grand-Dad in question here is actually Basil Hayden. And yes, that's the same Basil Hayden that Basil Hayden's Bourbon is named after, … Continue reading Old Grand-Dad Bottled in Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

Very Old Barton Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

First of all, let's just all agree right away that at four to six years old, this Very Old Barton is not very old at all. Granted, "very old" is a pretty damn relative term. A six year old banana, for example, would widely be considered "very old", whereas a six year old Galápagos Tortoise (Chelonoidis … Continue reading Very Old Barton Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

William Larue Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 2014 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Review

*Thank you very much to AP and Buffalo Trace for the samples! If you'd like more information on this William Larue Weller fellow, please check out my review of the 2011 Antique Collection release or my review of the W.L. Weller 12 Year Old. If not, then feel free to either read or skim over some … Continue reading William Larue Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 2014 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Review

Eagle Rare 17 Year Old Bourbon, 2014 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Review

*Thank you very much to AP and Buffalo Trace for the samples! Reading this year's "release letter" from Buffalo Trace about the Antique Collection's Eagle Rare 17 Year Old, I noticed that it listed the distilling date as 1993. Now as I've mentioned before I am not what you would call a mathematics wizard. I'm good … Continue reading Eagle Rare 17 Year Old Bourbon, 2014 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Review

George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon, 2014 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Review

*Thank you very much to AP and Buffalo Trace for the samples! By this point, you either were lucky enough to get a bottle George T. Stagg or you weren't. If you weren't lucky initially and ended up getting a bottle anyway, then you have quite a bit of disposable income. This year, stories about ridiculous prices … Continue reading George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon, 2014 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Review

Four Roses Yellow Label Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey- Review

*Sincere thanks to LB and the Baddish Group for the sample. It would probably not be considered going too far out on a limb to say that Four Roses' history is one of the murkiest and most confusing in the world of whisk(e)y. Interestingly, it should also be noted that, today, the distillery and brand is … Continue reading Four Roses Yellow Label Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey- Review

Four Roses Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

*Sincere Thanks to LB and the Baddish Group for the sample. When the Earth was young, full of torrents of fire and inclement weather, behemoth liquor companies sought out their marketing teams, troglodyte and dour, and entreated them with a quest that was at once high-minded and nefarious. The marketing teams' eyes shone with fearful … Continue reading Four Roses Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review