1792 Bottled-in-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

Sincere thanks to Sazerac and Barton Brands for the sample. In 2002, Barton Brands, which at the time was owned by Constellation Brands, debuted their Ridgewood Reserve 1792 Bourbon. Shortly after, Brown-Forman howled in disapproval and demanded, litigiously, satisfaction. They claimed that packaging and marketing of the Ridgewood Reserve was suspiciously too close to that … Continue reading 1792 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

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

1792 Ridgemont Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

*A sincere thanks to AP & Sazerac for the sample. The year 1792 was a fairly notable one in French history. France declared war against Austria and the Prussians declared war against France. Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle wrote La Marseillaise in Strasbourg, while Dr. Joseph-Ignace Guillotin advocated for a more humane form of capital punishment and ended up forever … Continue reading 1792 Ridgemont Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review