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Bulleit Frontier Whisky Review

As the story goes in the 1830s, Tom Bulleit's great great great (you get the picture) grandfather, a tavern keeper in Lousiville, developed a high rye whiskey. But in 1860, as Augustus Bulleit was transporting this whiskey from...

13th Colony Southern Bourbon Whiskey Review

Southern Bourbon Whiskey is distilled by 13th Colony Distilleries in Americus, GA. This small craft distillery started with the idea of making moonshine for friends and family for Christmas one year. It grew into a unique, handcrafted...

Every Maker’s Mark Bourbon Reviewed [Complete Guide]

Maker's Mark bourbon has a long history within the bourbon industry. Before Bill Samuels created this iconic brand his father was distilling his own whiskey (although reported not very good). The Maker's Mark's legend began when T. William Samuels Sr., bought the...

Wild Turkey 101 Review [2021]

Wild Turkey 101 bourbon has a cult-like following. For Turkey lovers, it can stand up against the best of the best. Honestly, it's a great pour and often overlooked. Wild Turkey 101 is non-age stated but it's a blend of 6 to...

Bourbon and Whiskey Reviews

We've all stood in the bourbon and whiskey aisle staring at the shelf and wondering what to buy. Read our bourbon and whiskey reviews and buy bourbon confidently.

Every Maker’s Mark Bourbon Reviewed [Complete Guide]

Every Maker’s Mark Bourbon Reviewed [Complete Guide]

Maker's Mark bourbon has a long history within the bourbon industry. Before Bill Samuels created this iconic brand his father was distilling his own whiskey (although reported not very good). The Maker's Mark's legend began when T. William Samuels Sr., bought the...

Michter’s Toasted Stave Project (ft. Beyond Barrels)

Michter’s Toasted Stave Project (ft. Beyond Barrels)

I'm always interested in innovation with bourbon when it results in a product that's good to drink. First, let me tell you the wrong way to do it: cheap, small barrels. Most of the time these barrels don't state the quality of the wood (hint: because it's poor — see...

Bonded Beam 1963 Decanter Review (Complete Guide)

Bonded Beam 1963 Decanter Review (Complete Guide)

Whiskey has seen several rise and falls. World War II causes a dip in whiskey production and therefore sales and in the 70s whiskey took a hit as Vodka started to boom and people preferred lighter spirits. These Bonded Beam 1963...

Baker’s 13 Year Old Single Barrel Review (Complete Guide)

Baker’s 13 Year Old Single Barrel Review (Complete Guide)

Baker's 13 Year Old Single Barrel is the first ever limited release for Jim Beam's Baker's Bourbon brand. It will be followed by a standard release Baker's bourbon single barrel that will retail at $70 and be a minimum of 7 years old. "Baker's Bourbon has always been...

Every Little Book Whiskey Reviewed [Complete Guide]

Every Little Book Whiskey Reviewed [Complete Guide]

Little Book Whiskey is an annual, limited release from Jim Beam and is a blended by Freddie Noe, grandson of Booker Noe and son of Freddie Noe, current Master Distiller at Beam. This blended whiskey is uncut and unfiltered. Many blended whiskey will use neutral...

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