Small Batch Articles

Castle & Key Restoration Rye Whiskey Review (2021)

Castle & Key Restoration Rye Whiskey Review (2021)

Castle & Key Restoration Rye Whiskey Batch 1 is an important release. Not only because it's Castle & Key's first release. Not only because it was laid down by Kentucky's first woman master distillery (the legendary Marianne Barnes, who is no longer with C&K and is independently consulting). But also because it's the first rye whiskey...

Every Nashville Barrel Co Rye Whiskey Reviewed [2021]

Every Nashville Barrel Co Rye Whiskey Reviewed [2021]

Nashville Barrel Co will call the Railyard District of Downtown Nashville home in 2021. They offer their hand-chosen whiskey barrels to whiskey enthusiasts and groups. But now they are offering their own small batch rye whiskey to build their lineup. Nashville Barrel Co's single barrel program also includes other...

Every Blue Note Bourbon Reviewed [2021]

Every Blue Note Bourbon Reviewed [2021]

Both small batch Blue Note Bourbon expressions are unfiltered and bottled at 93 proof because Prohibition was repealed in the 1930's and the Blues rose to prominence as well. If you didn't catch on from the name, Blue Note is named for the Memphis born blues. B.R. Distilling aimed to craft a bourbon that was bold and...

Riverset Rye Small Batch Whiskey Review [2021]

Riverset Rye Small Batch Whiskey Review [2021]

Riverset Rye is a small batch straight rye whiskey. It's unfiltered for premium mouthfeel and distilled in Tennessee but not by Big River Distilling Co. It's bottled at 93 proof because Prohibition was repealed in the 1930's and the Blues rose to prominence as well. Big River Distillery sought to preserve the big...

Every Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch Reviewed

Every Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch Reviewed

Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch is a non-chill filtered and barrel strength limited edition release from Four Roses. This series was created by former Master distiller Jim Rutledge who retired in 2015 and passed the torch to current Master Distiller Brent Elliot who hand selects exceptional barrels from their one-story warehouses and 10...

Booker’s Bourbon Batches 2018 Ranked

Booker’s Bourbon Batches 2018 Ranked

The Booker's Bourbon Batches 2018 were the 2014 Detroit Pistons of Booker's releases. Solid team and taken together championship level. The sum was better than the parts though. Does that even make sense with bourbon? I think so. If my analogy stands, Booker's 30th Anniversary was the Rasheed Wallace of 2018. It joined the other batches at the...

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