Whiskey Reviews

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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