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Lux Row 12 Year Double Barrel Bourbon Review

Lux Row 12 Year Double Barrel Bourbon Review

Lux Row 12 Year Double Barrel Bourbon was a limited release bourbon meant to celebrate the grand opening of Lux Row Distillers in Bardstown, KY. Lux Row explains the double-barrel process "the bourbon was aged in two different barrels — for 12 years each." The Lux Row team took two 12-year-old bourbons and blended them together to create a truly...

Every George Remus Bourbon Reviewed [2021]

Every George Remus Bourbon Reviewed [2021]

The big question is "Who makes George Remus bourbon?" Well, the answer is MGP. George Remus Bourbon is not sourced. It is MGP trying to break out into the marketplace with their own brand. Remus was a pharmacist and lawyer turned bootlegger during Prohibition. He apparently spoke in the third person (Alright George, don't be so high haughty) and...

Every Old Forester 150th Anniversary Reviewed

Every Old Forester 150th Anniversary Reviewed

Old Forester 150th Anniversary celebrates George Garvin Brown's contribution to bourbon and specifically his unique process for batching bourbon for a consistent flavor profile. At his start, George was distilling at three distilleries — Mellwood, Mattingly, and Atherton. These three batches commemorate those distilleries in Old Forester's...

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...

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