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

Mellow Corn Bottled in Bond Straight Corn Whiskey – Review

"If you can see Mellow Corn on the shelf and not be intrigued by the label and name, I’m not sure about your priorities," - Kat Kinsman Mellow Corn is one of the more wonderful oddballs in the U.S. whiskey world. How could it not be, with a name like that? When Heaven Hill debuted … Continue reading Mellow Corn Bottled in Bond Straight Corn 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

E. H. Taylor Small Batch Bourbon – Review

*A sincere thanks to AP from Buffalo Trace for the sample. As an American whiskey drinker, you've doubtless come across the term "Bottled in Bond", perhaps you've given some thought to what that means...or perhaps not. Today, the term carries far much less weight than it did in 1897 when the "Bottled-In-Bond" act was passed. … Continue reading E. H. Taylor Small Batch Bourbon – Review