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Bourbon Review

Hillrock Estate Solera-Aged Bourbon Review

Hillrock Estate Solera-Aged Bourbon Review

Author Mack McConnell is a Paris-based contributing writer for Cocktail Enthusiast. He also runs a Whiskey of the Month Club. Hillrock Estate Distillery isn’t your classic distillery. Located in the Hudson Valley of New York, Hillrock’s practices respect bourbon tradition while embracing a few innovative ideas from the world of…read more →

Big House Bourbon Review

Big House Bourbon Review

Big House Bourbon is a new whiskey that was launched in early 2013 by Underdog Spirits. Underdog is also behind Cupcake Vodka and Flipflop Rum, so… there’s that. Rather than producing the bourbon themselves, Big House is sourced from stocks at Lawrenceburg Distillers Indiana (LDI). It’s comprised of 60% corn,…read more →

Bulleit 10 Year Old Bourbon Review

Bulleit 10 Year Old Bourbon Review

Bulleit 10 Year is a new expression from the guys behind Bulleit Bourbon and Bulleit Rye. The 10 Year starts its life as regular Bulleit Bourbon, with the same high rye mashbill. But whereas the original is bottled after about six years, this one’s set aside for a full 10…read more →

Burnside Bourbon Review

Burnside Bourbon Review

Burnside Bourbon is a small-batch straight bourbon that’s been aged for four years. It was introduced in March 2012 by Eastside Distilling in Portland, OR, a company that’s also making a potato vodka, flavored rums and a handful of other spirits. Burnside Bourbon pours a deep amber color in the…read more →

Eagle Rare Single Barrel Bourbon Review

Eagle Rare Single Barrel Bourbon Review

Eagle Rare Single Barrel Bourbon is a 10-year-old straight bourbon from Kentucky. It is distilled and distributed by Buffalo Trace. Eagle Rare first hit the market in 1975 as a 101 proof straight bourbon, and since its inception has changed hands a number of times – from Seagram to Old…read more →

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon Review

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon Review

Woodford Reserve recently announced the newest addition to its lineup – Woodford Reserve Double Oaked. Available in March, Woodford Reserve Double Oaked isn’t a limited time release or part of the brand’s Master’s Collection; it’s a permanent line extension. The new whiskey gets its name from its double aging process.…read more →

Angel’s Envy Bourbon Review

Angel’s Envy Bourbon Review

Angel’s Envy Bourbon is a newish whiskey from Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson, a 40-year veteran of Brown-Forman and a member of the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame. It’s safe to say he knows a thing or two about bourbon, and he’s putting that knowledge and passion into Angel’s Envy. Angel’s…read more →

Jefferson’s Bourbon Review

Jefferson’s Bourbon Review

Jefferson’s Bourbon is a very small batch whiskey produced by Kentucky’s McLain and Kyne Distillery. True to its “very small batch” designation, just eight to 12 barrels of various aged bourbons are handpicked and then blended together for bottling, a number much smaller than the industry standard. Jefferson’s Bourbon is…read more →

Wild Turkey Rare Breed Bourbon Review

Wild Turkey Rare Breed Bourbon Review

Wild Turkey Rare Breed is a barrel proof bourbon, which means that it’s bottled straight from the barrel, with no added water to lower the proof or dilute the whiskey. It’s composed of six, eight and 12-year old Wild Turkey stocks, which combine to form a very lush, flavorful bourbon.…read more →

Wild Turkey 81 Bourbon Review

Wild Turkey 81 Bourbon Review

Wild Turkey 81 Bourbon is the latest offering from Wild Turkey. The new whiskey gets a proof and label change over its 80 proof predecessor. It’s the product of Associate Distiller Eddie Russell, and it’s comprised primarily of six, seven and eight year old whiskeys. Wild Turkey 81 was developed…read more →

Jim Beam Devil’s Cut Bourbon Review

Jim Beam Devil’s Cut Bourbon Review

Jim Beam Devil’s Cut is a new bourbon created by extracting the liquid that’s trapped inside the wood of bourbon barrels during the aging process. Rather that losing this flavor-packed liquid to the barrel, Jim Beam adds it back into a 90 proof six year old bourbon to create Devil’s…read more →

Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon Review

Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon Review

Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon is, as the name implies, aged in a single barrel and then bottled, rather than blended with other barrels before  bottling. Blanton’s is the first bourbon ever marketed as a single barrel offering, hitting the market in 1984. Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon is reddish amber with…read more →

Knob Creek Single Barrel Bourbon Review

Knob Creek Single Barrel Bourbon Review

Knob Creek Single Barrel Bourbon is the newest entrant in Beam’s small batch brand portfolio. Both the standard Knob Creek bourbon and the new Single Barrel are aged to nine years, but while the original is 100 proof, the new expression clocks in at 120. Knob Creek’s Single Barrel Bourbon…read more →

Russell’s Reserve Bourbon Review

Russell’s Reserve Bourbon Review

Russell’s Reserve Bourbon is a 10 year old bourbon distilled by Jimmy Russell, the master distiller of Wild Turkey. Russell’s Reserve used to reflect its limited edition bottling under the Wild Turkey label, but the small batch bourbon now sports its own label, as seen here. Russell’s Reserve Bourbon is…read more →