Tag Archives: Cask Strength

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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Black Button Distilling Barrel Strength Single Barrel Port Finished Bourbon Review

Black Button Distilling Single Barrel Cask Strength Port-Finished Bourbon

By Debbie Shocair Rating: B+ At Black Button Distilling in Rochester, NY, Jason Barrett began pursuing his dream in 2012, that of striving to make the fine art of distilled spirits his way of life. Coming from a family whose four-generation button-making business provided the moniker for his spirits company, he broke with family tradition and began his own distillery ...

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Kansas’s Union Horse Adds Cask Strength Rye

Union Horse Distilling Company has announced the re-release of its Barrel Strength Reunion Rye Whiskey. Previously offered as a limited release in 2014, the new Barrel Strength Reunion Rye Whiskey will now be included as one of the distillery’s primary offerings. Crafted by Union Horse’s artisan distillers from a locally-sourced, 100 percent rye mash and bottled directly from hand-selected oak ...

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