Knob Creek Kentucky Straight Bourbon – Reivew

  Back when I knew very little about whisk(e)y, Knob Creek Bourbon held a special place in my heart. Even then, I liked whisky quite a bit, but mostly for all the wrong reasons. I enjoyed whisky's ability to intoxicate (in moderation, of course) and I embraced whisky's literary endorsements as some kind hall pass when my … Continue reading Knob Creek Kentucky Straight Bourbon – Reivew

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American Whiskey, Bourbon and Rye – Book Review

American whiskey, particularly bourbon, is experiencing an explosion in popularity not seen since...well, not ever seen, really. Our little brown spirit was practically left for dead in the 70's. In the late 80's/early 90's it started to claw its way back into favor, and today, it's selling like mad, and not just domestically. Unfortunately, it's … Continue reading American Whiskey, Bourbon and Rye – Book Review

George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon, 2013 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Review

*Thank you very much to AP and Buffalo Trace for the samples! For those looking for a little history and background on the always-hard-to-find George T. Stagg, please check out my review of the 2011 release. For those hoping to waltz into any old liquor store and find a bottle of the 2013 George T. … Continue reading George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon, 2013 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Review

William Larue Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 2013 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Review

*Thank you very much to AP and Buffalo Trace for the samples! For more interesting, dare I say titillating info on William Larue Weller, please check out my review of the 2011 Antique Collection release or  my review of the W.L. Weller 12 Year Old. The lone representative of the wheated style of bourbon (that generally … Continue reading William Larue Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 2013 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Review

Eagle Rare 17 Year Old Bourbon, 2013 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Review

*Thank you very much to AP and Buffalo Trace for the samples! For a wee bit of background/historical info on the Eagle Rare brand, please check out my review of the 2011 release. Like many of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Eagle Rare 17 Year Old releases that came before it, the 2013 Eagle Rare … Continue reading Eagle Rare 17 Year Old Bourbon, 2013 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Review

Russell’s Reserve Small Batch 10 Year Old, Review

Wild Turkey's Master Distiller, Jimmy Russell, is one of the legends of contemporary Bourbon. Along with the likes of Jim Beam's Booker Noe, Heaven Hill's Parker Beam, Maker's Mark's Bill Samuels, and Buffalo Trace's Elmer T. Lee, Russell helped shape Bourbon into the world-wide, world-class spirit that it is today. Russell grew up in Lawrenceburg, … Continue reading Russell’s Reserve Small Batch 10 Year Old, Review

Zackariah Harris Kentucky Straight Bourbon – Review

*A sincere thanks to AP & Sazerac for the sample. Ah, bourbon lore! Sometimes it's difficult to ascertain whether bourbon's history and its key players are actual, factual occurrences on a timeline, or just juicy, apocryphal stuff exploited by marketers to sell more booze. Did Elijah Craig really invent bourbon? (No.) Was there actually a … Continue reading Zackariah Harris Kentucky Straight Bourbon – Review

Kentucky Tavern Straight Kentucky Bourbon – Review

*A sincere thanks to AP & Sazerac for the sample. After scouring the inter-webs for some historical/hysterical background on Kentucky Tavern, I found out that there was indeed a tavern in Louisville called the Kentucky Tavern. That doesn't strike me as the most unique name in the world, but I suppose if you woke up … Continue reading Kentucky Tavern Straight Kentucky Bourbon – Review

Stagg Jr., Kentucky Straight Bourbon – Review

If you're not new to the world of whisky, then the George T. Stagg release from Buffalo Trace's yearly antique collection needs no introduction. You already know you want a bottle and you already know that it will be damn hard to get one, especially these days when there is a segment of the whisky … Continue reading Stagg Jr., Kentucky Straight Bourbon – Review

New Release: Stagg Jr. from Buffalo Trace

The Casks is not necessarily in the business of posting every press release that floats across my expansive oaken desk, but on the rare occasion when something tickles my fancy and I actually have a spare moment, I like to throw out exciting tidbits such as the news about this new release from Buffalo Trace. … Continue reading New Release: Stagg Jr. from Buffalo Trace