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Michter’s US*1 Barrel Strength Bourbon Review

Michter's Barrel Proof Bourbon

By Richard Thomas Rating: B+ The Kentucky Bourbon Affair is a celebrated fantasy camp held every year in late Spring, centered on Louisville. It’s not hard to see why its so celebrated. Individual events this year included a tour of the newly opened Bulleit Distillery in Shelbyville (something I haven’t been invited to do yet!), several private barrel selection events, ...

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Bold, New Whiskeys For Summer Rocks Drinking

Barrell Bourbon Batch 011

By Richard Thomas American whiskeys are particularly well-suited to sweltering weather thanks to a combination of two elements. One is the sweet flavors drawn from aging in new American oak. Another is their generally higher bottle strength. While whisk(e)y around the world shares an almost universal minimum of 40% ABV, most sit in a range of 40 to 46%. For ...

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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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The Best Whiskeys Sourced From MGP

Metze's Select

By Richard Thomas For a few years now, the letters “MGP” have been synonymous with sourced whiskey. Although first driven to prominence because of the proliferation of brands using MGP’s stock of 95% rye, 5% malted barley whiskey, most seeking to exploit the Rye Craze of earlier in the decade, MGP has also furnished plenty of bourbon and other types ...

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