Ezra Brooks Straight Rye Whiskey – Review

*Sincere thanks to MH and Common Ground PR for the sample. Ezra Brooks is one of those days-of-yore sounding bourbon names that could easily make you think he was the inventor of the high rye mashbill or the "Louisville Limp" technique of rolling a barrel from rickhouse to rickhouse.* In fact, the name Ezra Brooks … Continue reading Ezra Brooks Straight Rye Whiskey – Review

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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

Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey, Buffalo Trace 2016 Antique Collection – Review

*Thank you very much to AP and Buffalo Trace for the samples! The youngster of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection. Aside from the barrels being plucked from different locations, and a couple of months of aging, the main difference between this years Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey and those of the last couple of … Continue reading Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey, Buffalo Trace 2016 Antique Collection – Review

High West Campfire, Batch 5 – Review

Growing up, the place where I spent a lot of time in the summer had the prerequisite stone-ringed campfire pit, just past the clothesline drooping with swimsuits and towels. The campfire was on the edge of some woods, beech nut and maple trees with wild leeks beneath. Not too far inside the woods, the ground … Continue reading High West Campfire, Batch 5 – Review

Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye Canadian Whisky – Review

If you were to, let's say, come up with a "world restaurant of the year" award, it would seem an awfully broad category, would it not? An award with a title that vague would have to include the Red Lobsters and Applebees of the world right next to the Nomas and French Laundries because, after all they … Continue reading Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye Canadian Whisky – 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