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Knob Creek Marks 25th Anniversary With Special Edition

In 1992, sixth generation Beam Master Distiller Booker Noe created Knob Creek Bourbon, a forerunner of the small batch bourbons of the 1990s that laid the foundation of today’s bourbon boom. The 9 year old Knob Creek Small Batch Bourbon became one of four expressions in the seminal Beam Small Batch Collection, along with Booker’s, Baker’s and Basil Hayden. Twenty-five ...

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Alabama’s Clyde May Has A Cask-Strength 9 Year Old

Clyde May’s Whiskey is pleased to announce its newest release, a limited-edition 117-proof 9-year Cask Strength whiskey. This is the second limited-edition Cask Strength whiskey from Clyde May’s. Last year’s version, an 8-year Clyde May’s Cask Strength, sold out in a matter of months. This smooth-tasting whiskey will debut on select store shelves nationwide in time for Father’s Day, on ...

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Jim Beam Black Bourbon Review (NAS)

Jim Beam Black (NAS)

By Father John Rayls Rating: B+ If you’ve been living under a rock for the last 5 years, you might not have noticed that the world of whiskey has been undergoing some dramatic changes. The record demand for all-things whiskey has brought about an unprecedented explosion in new distillery startups, and there have been new innovations and experimentation from the ...

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Widow Jane Baby Bourbon Review

Widow Jane Baby Bourbon

By Randall H. Borkus Rating: C+ Widow Jane Distillery is the specialty distillery located in Red Book, Brooklyn, owned by Cacao Prieto, the maker of “beans-to-bar” fresh chocolates. Many of their expressions are sourced from other distilleries in Kentucky and maybe Indiana, but Widow Jane Distillery has their own still and are now beginning to age their own small batch whiskeys. ...

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