Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey – Review

*Sincere thanks to Common Ground PR and Limestone Branch Distillery for the sample. One could say that there really is no overstating the importance and influence the Beam family has had on the bourbon industry. That, of course, would be overstating things, but not by much. Jacob Beam and his sons married powerful, brave women … Continue reading Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey – Review

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Yellowstone 2016 Limited Edition Kentucky Straight Bourbon – Review

*Sincere thanks to MH and Common Ground PR for the sample. In his 2004 book, Bourbon Straight, Chuck Cowdery wrote about the Yellowstone brand, "There is no justification for a bourbon to be this bad...The venerable Yellowstone name deserves better. It should be put out of its misery." Harsh words for an apparently harsh whiskey. … Continue reading Yellowstone 2016 Limited Edition Kentucky Straight Bourbon – 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

Jim Beam Black – Review

(I have to give acknowledge and give a proper word of thanks to the main source of info for this post, Chuck Cowdery's book Bourbon, Straight) Tracing the Beam family's influence on American whiskey-making is a bit like those sections of the bible that ramble on for pages telling you that so-and-so begat so-and-so, and so-and-so … Continue reading Jim Beam Black – Review