Review Articles

Hancock’s Reserve Bourbon Review [2021]

Hancock’s Reserve Bourbon Review [2021]

Hancock’s Reserve Bourbon generates a lot of questions. It's not listed on Buffalo Trace's Our Brands section, so many whiskey enthusiasts end up asking, "Who makes Hancock Reserve bourbon?" The answer is Buffalo Trace Distillery. That leads us to the next logical question: What mashbill is Hancock's Reserve? Hancock's Reserve is made with...

Every Henry McKenna Bourbon Reviewed [2021]

Every Henry McKenna Bourbon Reviewed [2021]

Henry McKenna Single Barrel Bourbon may also be listed as Henry McKenna Single 10 Year Old Bottled in Bond Bourbon. Don't get that bourbon confused with Henry McKenna Straight Bourbon. The Single Barrel is award-winning and premium aged, whereas the latter is a bottom-shelf value bourbon. We're going live with our Henry McKenna Single Barrel...

Every McAfee Benchmark Bourbon Reviewed [2021]

Every McAfee Benchmark Bourbon Reviewed [2021]

Is Benchmark bourbon the same as Buffalo Trace? Benchmark Bourbon and Buffalo Trace have the same mashbill. It's a low rye mashbill commonly called mashbill #1 in terms of Buffalo Trace's whiskeys. That doesn't make them the same bourbon though. Age, warehouse, distillation details, and taste profile all make Benchmark Bourbon a distinctive...

4 King’s Family Distillery Whiskeys Reviewed & Ranked [2021]

4 King’s Family Distillery Whiskeys Reviewed & Ranked [2021]

King's Family Distillery rests just outside of Pigeon Forge in the Great Smoky Mountains. Justin and Cara King, husband and wife, started King's Family Distillery in 2018  after having worked in the whiskey industry for a decade plus. Justin's background is in making moonshine and Cara's is in grain supply (which her...

Every Basil Hayden’s Whiskeys Reviewed [2021]

Every Basil Hayden’s Whiskeys Reviewed [2021]

Basil Hayden's bourbon is the same mashbill as Old Grand-Dad which is fitting as Hayden is the Grand-Dad emblazoned on the label. The mashbill is high rye at 27% followed by 63% corn and 10% malted barley. What are the differences between OGD and BH? Old Grand-Dad comes off the still at 127 proof and Basil Hayden's at 120 proof. Basil Hayden's...

Every Bower Hill Bourbon Reviewed [2021]

Every Bower Hill Bourbon Reviewed [2021]

Bower Hill Bourbon is named after the Battle of Bower Hill. This battle was the first military action of the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794. The rebellion was a response to the Excise Whiskey Tax of 1791. Many Revolutionary War vets turned farmers and distillers fought in this rebellion. The Battle of Bower Hill was...