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Every Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing Series Reviewed [2021]

Every Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing Series Reviewed [2021]

Maker's Mark Wood Finishing Series is a result of the success of Maker's Mark 46 — a bourbon finished with French oak staves. Maker's went decades without any line expansions until Maker's 46 took off. The beauty of stave finishing is it allows Maker's to continue making the classic bourbon we all love while adding additional layers of flavor...

Every Sazerac 18 Reviewed [2021]

Every Sazerac 18 Reviewed [2021]

Sazerac 18 is a Kentucky straight rye whiskey bottled at 90 proof. Each release is different, but it's commonly got a dusty funk on the nose and palate. In 1985, Sazerac laid an enormous store of rye whiskey. Those barrels were moved to steel tanks in 2003 and had been used for each Sazerac released until the 2019 release. That means the newest...

Every Eagle Rare 17 Reviewed [2021]

Every Eagle Rare 17 Reviewed [2021]

Eagle Rare is made with Buffalo Trace's mashbill #1. The difference between GTS and ER17? ER17 comes off the still at 140 proof whereas GTS is 135 proof. Plus GTS is uncut and unfiltered whereas ER17 is chill-filtered and offered at 101 proof. Also, the average age of Eagle Rare 17 is 17 years and 7 months — three releases seeing bourbons over 18...

Every William Larue Weller Reviewed [2021]

Every William Larue Weller Reviewed [2021]

William Larue Weller is an uncut and unfiltered wheated bourbon. In its inception, it was called Weller 19 but was discontinued for five years and re-introduced as William Larue Weller in the Fall of 2005 (with an average of 12 years 5 months). Most whiskey experts suggest the partnership with Julian Van Winkle III in 2002 led to the re-imagining...

Every George T. Stagg Reviewed [2021]

Every George T. Stagg Reviewed [2021]

George T. Stagg is an uncut, unfiltered Kentucky straight bourbon that always packs a flavor punch with every pour. It uses the Buffalo Trace mashbill #1 along with Stagg Jr., Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, and Colonel E.H. Taylor. This mash includes Kentucky Corn, Minnesota Rye, and North Dakota Malted Barley at undisclosed percentages. Related:...

Every Barrell Bourbon New Year Reviewed [2021]

Every Barrell Bourbon New Year Reviewed [2021]

Barrell Bourbon has been offering this special release to start the New Year since 2017. These blends typically have bourbon from 3 to 6 distilleries across the U.S. and are experimental as they celebrate and explore different production styles, aging techniques, and age expressions. Related: Barrell Bourbon Reviewed...

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