Bourbon Whiskey

Let the Maker’s Mark Trutherism Begin!

By Richard Thomas Maker’s Mark’s decision to bow to popular pressure and abandon their plan to respond to supply problems by cutting their whiskey has stirred up as much buzz as the original announcement of a cut from 90 proof to 84 proof (45% to 42% abv). This chatter takes two separate forms. First are the consumers and the internet ...

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John J. Bowman Single Barrel Bourbon Review

John J. Bowman Bourbon

By Jake Emen Rating: B- The greater area surrounding Washington D.C. has seen an expansive growth in all things imbibing in recent years. Yet, it’s not only the Johnny-come-lately distilleries and breweries who are capturing consumer attention. A. Smith Bowman Distillery has been open for over 75 years, and is currently located in Fredericksburg, Virginia, sandwiched about halfway between Richmond ...

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Maker’s Mark Set To Reduce Alcohol Content

By Richard Thomas According to conventional wisdom, increased demand for whiskey around the world has put the supply of whiskey near or into crisis, a circumstance that should induce shortages and/or increased prices. At The Whiskey Reviewer, we have already debunked the assertion that there is a general and widespread whiskey supply crisis, although it is beyond doubt that several ...

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