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

Sazerac 18 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, 2014 Buffalo trace Antique Collection – Review

*Thank you very much to AP and Buffalo Trace for the samples! I'm not ashamed to admit that until earlier this year, I didn't know that the Sazerac 18 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, featured yearly in Buffalo Trace's Antique Collection, isn't a different whiskey every year, but instead is a yearly allocation of a … Continue reading Sazerac 18 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, 2014 Buffalo trace Antique Collection – Review

Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey, Buffalo Trace 2014 Antique Collection – Review

 *Thank you very much to AP and Buffalo Trace for the samples! If you'd like a little background/historical info on Thomas H. Handy, check out my review of the 2011 release. Just to pique your interest, I'll say that there's a coffee shop, bitters, rye whiskey, and a guy named Thomas involved. The 2014 release of the Thomas H. … Continue reading Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey, Buffalo Trace 2014 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

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