Craft Distilleries Articles

Every Coalition Rye Whiskey Reviewed [2021]

Every Coalition Rye Whiskey Reviewed [2021]

Coalition Rye Whiskey is made from a 100% rye mashbill (10% malted rye) and aged in American white oak barrels for five years.  “A 100% Rye Whiskey is a true rarity in the industry,” said Steve Thompson, owner of Kentucky Artisan Distillery. “While most rye whiskies use malted barley or added corn, Coalition Whiskey is...

Every Chicken Cock Whiskey Reviewed [2021]

Every Chicken Cock Whiskey Reviewed [2021]

Chicken Cock Whiskey, "The Famous Old Brand", is made in collaboration with Bardstown Bourbon Co. in its Collaborative Distilling Program. However, Chicken Cock isn't a new-to-the-scene whiskey brand. It was founded in 1856 in Paris, KY but hit its stride during Prohibition. It was the house whiskey at the famous...

Every Belle Meade Bourbon Reviewed [2021]

Every Belle Meade Bourbon Reviewed [2021]

Belle Meade Bourbon was created by Charles Nelson in 1878 and was contracted with Sperry Wade & Company of Nashville, TN. In those early days, Belle Meade wasn't just bourbon. They also made rye, corn, and Tennessee whiskies. While it lasted, Belle Meade was well regarded for its value and taste. However, its legacy was short-lived as TN...

Every Ironweed Whiskey Reviewed [2021]

Every Ironweed Whiskey Reviewed [2021]

The Albany Distilling Company (ADCO)  is the first legal distillery in New York's capitol since Prohibition and sits on a 19th-century coal yard. Ironweed whiskey is mashed, fermented, and distilled using New York state grains. Their first mashbill was whiskey — first sold as white dog then a 3-month bourbon and now a...

Every Nashville Barrel Co Rye Whiskey Reviewed [2021]

Every Nashville Barrel Co Rye Whiskey Reviewed [2021]

Nashville Barrel Co will call the Railyard District of Downtown Nashville home in 2021. They offer their hand-chosen whiskey barrels to whiskey enthusiasts and groups. But now they are offering their own small batch rye whiskey to build their lineup. Nashville Barrel Co's single barrel program also includes other...

Every Blue Note Bourbon Reviewed [2021]

Every Blue Note Bourbon Reviewed [2021]

Both small batch Blue Note Bourbon expressions are unfiltered and bottled at 93 proof because Prohibition was repealed in the 1930's and the Blues rose to prominence as well. If you didn't catch on from the name, Blue Note is named for the Memphis born blues. B.R. Distilling aimed to craft a bourbon that was bold and...

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