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Tasting Notes – TX Texas Straight Bourbon

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass TX Straight Bourbon is made by F&R Distilling Co. of Fort Worth, Texas. The “F&R” stands for Leonard Firestone and Troy Robertson, the proprietors of the distillery. I was first exposed to... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes – Wheelhorse Straight Rye Whiskey

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Wheelhorse Rye is a brand from a new company entering the whiskey market. It is bottled by Ocean State Distillers in Woonsocket, R.I. They have acquired barrels of rye made at the... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes – Yellowstone Select Bourbon

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Limestone Branch distillery is now what I call a “mature” distillery. By that I mean that they have been around long enough that they are bottling whiskey that they have made and... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes – Dettling 1867 Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Seth Dettling makes some good Bourbon. He is the owner and distiller for Big Escambia Distillery in Southern Alabama. This is a four-year-old bonded Bourbon made from six grains. He uses an... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes – Heaven Hill Select Stock Finished in a Cognac Barrel

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass This bottle was purchased at the Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown, Kentucky. It is a barrel selection for the gift shop. According to the government regulations, finished whiskeys cannot have... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes – Stagg Jr. Straight Bourbon

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass In my opinion, this Bourbon has the worst name in the industry. There is nothing “Junior” about this whiskey. It is a fully matured Bourbon, bottled at barrel strength and unfiltered. They... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes – J.W. Dant Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass J.W. Dant Bourbon has a long history. Joseph W. Dant started making whiskey in 1836. The story is he could not afford a fancy copper still, so he started making his whiskey... Continue Reading →

Flashback Friday – Old Overholt Rye circa 1979

Old Overholt is a Pennsylvania rye whiskey that dates back into the early 19th century. Mida’s Registry of Trademarks shows the trademark in use since 1810. It has been a popular rye whiskey since its inception. During Prohibition, the brand... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes – Smooth Ambler Old Scout Bourbon

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass I like the whiskeys being produced at the Smooth Ambler Distillery in Maxwelton, West Virginia. John Little, one of the founders, makes some great whiskey, but he also sources great whiskey. John... Continue Reading →

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