Why Are Sazerac And Buffalo Trace Trying To Be So Damned Sneaky?

Towards the end of 2016, a class action lawsuit was filed against Buffalo Trace and parent company Sazerac for misrepresenting an Old Charter bourbon to consumers. Old Charter is a storied brand whose history goes back to the late 1800's. It's passed through several ownership changes, the last being the sale to Sazerac in 1999. For … Continue reading Why Are Sazerac And Buffalo Trace Trying To Be So Damned Sneaky?

William Larue Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 2016 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Review

*Thank you very much to AP and Buffalo Trace for the samples! This wheated bourbon is perennially one of my favorites from the Antique Collection. According to the brand literature, this year's William Larue Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon seems to have a bit in common with the 2014 edition in terms of where the barrels … Continue reading William Larue Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 2016 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Review

Sazerac 18 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, 2016 Buffalo trace Antique Collection – Review

*Thank you very much to AP and Buffalo Trace for the samples! Perhaps the most anticipated and interesting of the five Antique Collection bottles this year, the Sazerac 18 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey is for the first time since 2003...a new whiskey. Starting that year through 2014, the whisky used in this expression was … Continue reading Sazerac 18 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, 2016 Buffalo trace Antique Collection – Review

George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon, 2016 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Review

*Thank you very much to AP and Buffalo Trace for the samples! I wonder how many liquor stores dread this time of year. When all these highly allocated, even more highly sought after bottles are released, stores must get the full range of desperate assholes asking for all sorts of preferential treatment just for a … Continue reading George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon, 2016 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Review

Eagle Rare 17 Year Old Bourbon, 2016 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Review

*Thank you very much to AP and Buffalo Trace for the samples! The 2016 Eagle Rare 17 Year Old Bourbon, like the 2015 version before it, is actually a 17 year old whiskey. While that might seem like an obvious thing to point out given the name, previous editions of the Antique Collection's Eagle Rare 17 … Continue reading Eagle Rare 17 Year Old Bourbon, 2016 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – 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

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

Eagle Rare 17 Year Old Bourbon, 2013 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Review

*Thank you very much to AP and Buffalo Trace for the samples! For a wee bit of background/historical info on the Eagle Rare brand, please check out my review of the 2011 release. Like many of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Eagle Rare 17 Year Old releases that came before it, the 2013 Eagle Rare … Continue reading Eagle Rare 17 Year Old Bourbon, 2013 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Review

Stagg Jr., Kentucky Straight Bourbon – Review

If you're not new to the world of whisky, then the George T. Stagg release from Buffalo Trace's yearly antique collection needs no introduction. You already know you want a bottle and you already know that it will be damn hard to get one, especially these days when there is a segment of the whisky … Continue reading Stagg Jr., Kentucky Straight Bourbon – Review