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?
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
*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
*A sincere thanks to AP & Sazerac for the sample. After scouring the inter-webs for some historical/hysterical background on Kentucky Tavern, I found out that there was indeed a tavern in Louisville called the Kentucky Tavern. That doesn't strike me as the most unique name in the world, but I suppose if you woke up … Continue reading Kentucky Tavern Straight Kentucky Bourbon – Review