Bourbon Whiskey

Michter’s 10 Year Old Single Barrel Bourbon Review (2017)

Michter's 10 Year Old Single Barrel Bourbon 2017

By Father John Rayls Rating: A- Michter’s sets their founding year as 1753 in Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania, and their founder as John Shenk, a Swiss Mennonite farmer. Having married a Swiss Mennonite 43 years ago, I can really relate to this part of the story! It’s rumored that General George Washington stopped at the farm and purchased sufficient barrels of whiskey ...

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First Booker’s Batch Of 2017 Coming Soon

The 2017 plans for Booker’s, the popular and venerable Jim Beam brand of cask strength Bourbon, raised hackles in enthusiast circles last year when a price hike from $60 to $100 was announced late last year. In the face of mass outrage among those enthusiasts, Beam ultimately made a partial retreat on the point just after New Year’s, raising the ...

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Touring Angel’s Envy

Angel's Envy distillery interior

Louisville’s Most Elegant Urban Distillery By Richard Thomas Kentucky Bourbon tourism is an overflowing cup nowadays, with so many distillery options to choose from that “spoiled for choice” doesn’t even begin to describe it. In just Louisville, a visitor has four whiskeyfied tourist destinations in the city (Evan Williams Experience, Beam Stillhouse, Peerless Distillery and Angel’s Envy), with a fifth ...

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Russell’s Reserve 10 Year Old Bourbon Review

Russell's Reserve 10 Year Old Bourbon

By Father John Rayls Rating: B+ This is another of the many whiskey products stewarded by Wild Turkey’s de facto Master Distiller emeritus Jimmy Russell. Along with his son Eddie Russell, lead Master Distiller since 2015, the father and son have more than 90 years experience crafting whiskey. Apparently, Russell’s Reserve 10 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon is Jimmy’s favorite “go to” ...

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