Bourbon History


Whiskey of the Month

Whiskey Of The Month – September 2023 – Maker’s Mark Cellar Aged Bourbon

Maker’s Mark Cellar Aged Bourbon is their latest release. It is 85% 12 year old Bourbon and 15% 11 year old Bourbon. They have taken barrels of regular Maker’s Mark Bourbon after it was aged in the warehouses for five... Continue Reading →

Whiskey Of The Month – August 2023 – Bardstown Bourbon Company Origin Series Wheated Bottled-In-Bond Bourbon

Matt and I tasted this Bourbon back in April of this year. That was the first release of this whiskey and we both thought it was very good Bourbon. They have sold out of that release and have now had... Continue Reading →

Whiskey Of The Month – June 2023 – Michter’s 10 Year Old Rye Single Barrel

Michter’s believes in quality over age statements. They do not release a whiskey just because it has reached a certain age. This dates back to the days when Willie Pratt was their Master Distiller. He was nicknamed “Dr. No” because... Continue Reading →

Whiskey Of The Month – March 2023 – Michter’s 10 Year Old Small Batch Bourbon

Michter’s Distillery in Shively, Kentucky, recently released the 10 Year Old expression of their Bourbon. They do this almost every year, but did not release a 10 year old Bourbon in 2022 because they did not think that they had... Continue Reading →

Whiskeys Of the Year 2022

Matt and I have been picking our favorite whiskeys of the month for the past twelve months. Most are whiskeys that have been sent to me for review, and we have picked our favorite whiskey from these candidates. The whiskeys... Continue Reading →

Whiskey Of The Month September, 2022 – Rare Character ADHD Fishing

Matt and I had a hard time picking this month’s Whiskey of the Month. I had received three samples of the Rare Character whiskeys – all of them are rye whiskeys. This was our favorite of the three and we... Continue Reading →

Whiskey Of The Month July 2022 – George Dickel / Leopold Brothers Collaboration Rye

George Dickel has never made a rye whiskey before now. They had their distiller Nicole Austin make some rye whiskey on their column still and then partnered with Todd Leopold of Leopold Brothers Distillery in Colorado, who made some rye... Continue Reading →

Whiskey Of The Month June 2022 – Neeley Family Single Barrel Bourbon

When Matt and I were walking around the tasting event at the New Orleans Bourbon Festival, Royce Neeley came up to us and said “I have something for you to taste.” He pulled a sample bottle of his four year... Continue Reading →

Whiskey Of The Month May 2022 – W.H. McBrayer Bourbon Batch Two

The other day I had a visit from the McBrayers, both father and son. They were in Louisville and wanted to bring me a bottle of their second batch of W.H. McBrayer Bourbon. We sat on the porch and had... Continue Reading →

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