Col. E.H. Taylor Single Barrel Bourbon Review

Col. E.H. Taylor Single Barrel Bourbon

By Randall H. Borkus Rating: A As one might expect from a whiskey named for the father of the Bottled in Bond Act of 1897, Col. E.H. Taylor Single Barrel is an excellent example bottled-in-bond Kentucky juice. Colonel Taylor was a grand nephew of General Zachary Taylor, America’s first military hero of the Mexican War (1846-47).  His reputation was memorialized and stamped ...

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Booker’s “Toogie’s Invitation” Bourbon Review

Booker's Toogie's Invitation

By Father John Rayls Rating: A+ Booker’s “Toogie’s Invitation” should be placed immediately on your bourbon bucket list. In my opinion, this expression has somehow encapsulated the exact aromas, flavor and finish needed for the perfect bourbon experience. I would almost (almost!) be willing to forgo all other bourbons just to have a continual supply of this elixir on my ...

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Ardbeg Dark Cove Scotch Review

Ardbeg Dark Cove

By Richard Thomas Rating: A- Ardbeg is almost as well known for their splashy promotions as for the quality of their whisky. Or maybe that is the other way around? This is the distillery that invented the notion of “space whisky,” having brought their samples home from the International Space Station the year before Suntory announced they were sending theirs ...

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Henry McKenna 10 Year Old Bourbon Review

Henry McKenna 10 YO BiB Bourbon

By Father John Rayls Rating: A In 1837, a young Irishman named Henry McKenna completed his immigration to America by settling near Fairfield, Kentucky. He brought with him the generations-old family whiskey recipe, and established his distillery about 10 miles from the current distillery site owned by Heaven Hill in Bardstown, Kentucky. McKenna put his personal knowledge of whiskey to ...

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