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Old Tub Bottled in Bond Bourbon Review

Old Tub Bottled in Bond Bourbon Review

You might be asking, "Who makes Old Tub Bottled in Bond Bourbon?" Old Tub is made by Jim Beam. Old Tub was the name the Beam family used for its whiskey from 1880 to 1943 when it was renamed Jim Beam. It was named after the old wooden tubs where the mash was cooked. (Pro tip: take the tour at Woodford Reserve or Maker's Mark to see old-style...

Every Old Grand-Dad Bourbon Reviewed [2021]

Every Old Grand-Dad Bourbon Reviewed [2021]

Old Grand-Dad Bourbon is made by Jim Beam Distillery, but it has a long history before Beam acquired it. In the mid-1800s, Raymond B. Hayden created the brand in honor of his grandfather Meredith Basil Hayden Sr. You may recognize that name because Basil Hayden is another brand in the Jim Beam portfolio. The Hayden family opened their first...

Mellow Corn Bottled in Bond Corn Whiskey Review [2021]

Mellow Corn Bottled in Bond Corn Whiskey Review [2021]

Mellow Corn Bottled in Bond is, well, a mellow drinker aged in used Heaven Hill whiskey barrels to 100 proof. It's the oldest corn whiskey on the market and the best corn whiskey available. Is Mellow Corn bourbon? No corn whiskey isn't the same as bourbon. Bourbon requires 51% corn in the mash bill. Corn whiskey requires more than 79% corn in the...

The 11 Best Rye Whiskeys Under $30 Ranked [2021]

The 11 Best Rye Whiskeys Under $30 Ranked [2021]

The best rye whiskeys under $30 is a small herd (let's call it exclusive). Rye is the spice in the bourbon mashbill — it's the yin to bourbon's sweet corn yang. These rye whiskeys have a few things in common: (1) they are jammed packed with flavor — remember rye is spice, (2) they are under $30 (duh), and (3) they are proof positive that a good...

Every E.H. Taylor Bourbon Reviewed [2021]

Every E.H. Taylor Bourbon Reviewed [2021]

  There's so much that can be said about Colonel E.H. Taylor Bourbon and even more about the real-life Kentucky colonel. My plan is to continue to research and fill this introduction section out more as time goes on. But fundamentally you should know two things — Colonel E.H. Taylor innovated in the whiskey industry in these key ways. First,...

Every Wilderness Trail Bourbon Reviewed

Every Wilderness Trail Bourbon Reviewed

Shane Baker and Pat Heist, Wilderness Trail co-founders, are the guys other distilleries call when they have problems. They started off running Ferm Solutions  (founded 2006) which has 450 plus yeast strains. And they've brought that science know-how to Wilderness Trail from their yeast strain to their sweet mash process ("softer, grain-forward...

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