Tag Archives: Cask Strength

Hochstadter’s Rye Coming Out With A 16 Year Old

The Cooper Spirits Co., an independent producer of innovative, quality- focused spirits, announces the first ultra-premium Hochstadter’s offering: Hochstadter’s Family Reserve Straight Rye Whiskey. Aged 16 years, the 7,500 bottle limited release is a 123.8 proof, cask strength straight rye whiskey created for the most discerning connoisseurs and collectors. Hochstadter’s Family Reserve is made from 100 percent farm-grown rye grain ...

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Barrell Bourbon Batch 009 Review

Barrell Bourbon Batch 009

By Richard Thomas Rating: B+ For those who obsess over age statements as the first (and perhaps only) statement of quality, Barrell Bourbon Batch 009 must be the most eagerly anticipated of that independent bottler’s releases. The reason is printed in two simple numerals on the label: 13, as in 13 years old. None of the Barrell Bourbon batches thus ...

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Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon Review (January 2017)

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof

By Richard Thomas Rating: B+ Elijah Craig Barrel Proof has undergone a surprising degree of evolution since it’s initial release in 2013. Back then it was the unfiltered, cask strength cousin of Elijah Craig 12 Year Old, released in limited quantities two to four times a year. Then Elijah Craig 12 was discontinued roughly a year ago, making the Barrel ...

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