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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 Thomas S. Moore Extended Cask Finish Reviewed [2021]

Every Thomas S. Moore Extended Cask Finish Reviewed [2021]

Barton's Thomas S. Moore Extended Cask Finish is a new line extension focused on experimentation and honoring the man who built the Barton 1792 distillery. Moore found the Belle of Nelson (whiskey brand, not to be confused with Belle Meade). He also built Bardstown's original cathedral along with Thomas S. Moore...

Maker’s Mark Private Select Reviews [2021]

Maker’s Mark Private Select Reviews [2021]

Maker's Mark Private Select has transformed Maker's bourbon lineup. For many years, Maker’s only offered one product — Maker’s Mark bottled at 90 proof. That’s changed in recent years although they still use their historic mashbill for all new products which include cask strength, 46, and what I’ll be reviewing, the Maker’s Mark Private Select....

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 Angel’s Envy Whiskey Reviewed [2021]

Every Angel’s Envy Whiskey Reviewed [2021]

Lincoln Henderson is a whiskey legend. He worked for years at Brown-Forman on brands like Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniel's Single Barrel, and Woodford Reserve. He was also an inaugural inductee into the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame. In 2004, Lincoln retired after 40 years at Brown-Forman. But he still had the itch that all greats do. So in 2006, he...

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 Burks' Distillery in Loretto, KY (see a picture of original distillery below). This...

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