Bourbon Whiskey

Buffalo Trace Releases 11th Round of Single Oak Bourbon Project

Buffalo Trace Distillery releases the eleventh round of the Single Oak Project Bourbon which focuses on recipe differences, with variances between wheat and rye recipes, and also warehouse type – concrete floor warehouse or wooden floor warehouse. The wood grain size also varies in this release between coarse, average, or tight, leaving other variables in this experiment constant – char ...

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Johnny Drum Bourbon Review

By Jake Emen Rating: B The Willett Distilling Company, also known as Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, showcases four different predominately bourbon-based series of whiskeys. There’s Old Bardstown, the Small Batch Boutique Bourbon lineup, showcasing trendy picks like Noah’s Mill and Rowan’s Creek, the eponymous Willett line, and then the Johnny Drum series. Johnny Drum Private Stock is the flagship of that ...

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Yellow Rose Double Barrel Bourbon Review

Yellow Rose Double Barrel Bourbon

By Jake Emen Rating: B+ Yellow Rose Distilling in Houston, Texas has been in the micro-distilling scene since 2010. The distillery is named for the story of Emily West, or Emily Morgan, who became known as the legendary Yellow Rose. Legend has it that she seduced Mexican President/General Santa Anna, helping Texan General Sam Houston storm right on through Mexican ...

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Rowan’s Creek Bourbon Review

Rowan's Creek

By Jake Emen Rating: B+ Rowan’s Creek is one of several offerings in the Willett Distilling Company’s (Kentucky Bourbon Distillers’) lineup of Small Batch Boutique Bourbons. It’s named for, well, Rowan’s Creek, the watercourse which runs through the distillery grounds. The creek was in turn was named for John Rowan, a 19th century Kentucky statesman and politician whose family lived ...

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Abraham Bowman Gingerbread Beer-Finished Bourbon Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: C+ Last year, the modern incarnation of A. Smith Bowman shipped four old bourbon barrels down to Richmond, VA and Hardywood Brewery, where they were used to create the brewery’s Gingerbread Stout. In February, the barrels were sent back to Bowman, whereupon they were refilled with six year old bourbon for a two month stint of ...

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