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

Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

It's hard to say if anyone has ever come to blows over the eternal question, "Are Bison Buffalo?". In 1997, at Cheyenne's annual Buffalo Days celebration, noted historical biologist Norman "The Helix" Bergstrom was hit from behind with half a plate of funnel cake after he loudly stated the probably accurate, though publicly unpopular aphorism … Continue reading Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

W. L. Weller 7 year old Special Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Being a big fan of wheated whiskies, it's probably only a matter of time before I taste my way through all that I can find.  William Larue Weller ("Bill" to his golfing buddies and accountant) was the first distiller to create a straight wheated bourbon, replacing the rye in his mash with wheat. He did … Continue reading W. L. Weller 7 year old Special Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye, 13 Years Old – Review

Geeez, just when I proclaim that rye isn't my favorite branch of the whisky tree, I find one I really, really like.  I guess it should come as no surprise that it's from the Van Winkle family of American hooch as everything else I've tried of theirs I've really enjoyed. There are a couple of … Continue reading Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye, 13 Years Old – Review

Van Winkle 12 Year Old Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon – Review

According to Washington Irving, Mrs. Van Winkle was a royal pain in the ass.  From the sound of it, all she did was nag old Rip Van Winkle into a bowl of Dutch jelly. Granted, Ol' Rip might have deserved some nagging as he really let his place go, and he wasn't quite the ladder-climbing … Continue reading Van Winkle 12 Year Old Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon – Review