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

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?

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

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

Sazerac 18 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, 2013 Buffalo trace Antique Collection – Review

*Thank you very much to AP and Buffalo Trace for the samples! Saving the best for last, or at least my favorite for last, the Sazerac 18 Year Old wraps up the reviews of the 2013 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection. Once again, as is now expected, this proved to be a terrifically high quality group … Continue reading Sazerac 18 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, 2013 Buffalo trace Antique Collection – Review

George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon, 2013 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – Review

*Thank you very much to AP and Buffalo Trace for the samples! For those looking for a little history and background on the always-hard-to-find George T. Stagg, please check out my review of the 2011 release. For those hoping to waltz into any old liquor store and find a bottle of the 2013 George T. … Continue reading George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight 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

1792 Ridgemont Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

*A sincere thanks to AP & Sazerac for the sample. The year 1792 was a fairly notable one in French history. France declared war against Austria and the Prussians declared war against France. Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle wrote La Marseillaise in Strasbourg, while Dr. Joseph-Ignace Guillotin advocated for a more humane form of capital punishment and ended up forever … Continue reading 1792 Ridgemont Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

Sazerac 18 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, 2011 Buffalo trace Antique Collection – Review

*Thank you very much to AP and Buffalo Trace for the samples! Since I started with the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection's Thomas Handy release (ol' Tom being the founder of Buffalo Trace's parent company Sazerac), it seems only fitting (if not a little confusing) to end with the Sazerac 18 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye … Continue reading Sazerac 18 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, 2011 Buffalo trace Antique Collection – Review

Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey – Review

You could be forgiven for being confused as to how the name "Sazerac" manages to be name of a cocktail, a straight rye whiskey, and a large spirits company all at the same time. It comes as no great surprise that the three are related, sure, but how, you ask. Well, the romanticized, marketer's wet-dream … Continue reading Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey – Review