Tag Archives: Cask Strength

Booker’s “Tommy’s Batch” Bourbon Review

Booker's Tommy's Batch Bourbon 2017-01

By Father John Rayls Rating: A Have you ever heard of a “marketing faux pas?” Beam Suntory recently experienced this when they underestimated the blowback from their passionate, loyal following concerning a near doubling in price for Booker’s Bourbon beginning in 2017. The tidal wave of criticism and threatened product rejection apparently gave the company pause. After reconsideration, a more ...

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Kavalan PX Sherry Cask Strength Taiwanese Whisky Review

Kavalan PX Single Cask, Cask Strength

By Richard Thomas Rating: A- Anyone familiar with my body of work knows that I am a booster of the spread of whisky-making around the world, and in tandem I have developed a strong interest in the issue of non-traditional climate and maturation. When Sweden and Australia get laurels, I’m thrilled. When lesser known places in Argentina and Israel get ...

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Nelson’s Greenbrier Poised For In-House Tennessee Whiskey Release

When Tennessee’s state level enactment of Prohibition shuttered Nelson’s Greenbrier Distillery (along with all the other distilleries in the Volunteer State), it was the biggest producer in the state. Since reviving the family distillery, Andy and Charlie Nelson began working to producing an in-house Tennessee Whiskey using the original family recipe. Now they have announced that the initial release of ...

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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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