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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...

Larceny Barrel Proof 2021 Batches Ranked

Larceny Barrel Proof 2021 Batches Ranked

Here we are Larceny Barrel Proof 2021 batches are releasing into the wild. Larceny Barrel Proof wheated bourbon was first released in January 2020. 2020's Larceny Barrel Proof did not disappoint, so it'll be interesting how Heaven Hill builds on their success for the second year's batches. As with 2020, three batches will be released in January,...

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 William Larue Weller Reviewed [2021]

Every William Larue Weller Reviewed [2021]

William Larue Weller is an uncut and unfiltered wheated bourbon. In its inception, it was called Weller 19 but was discontinued for five years and re-introduced as William Larue Weller in the Fall of 2005 (with an average of 12 years 5 months). Most whiskey experts suggest the partnership with Julian Van Winkle III in 2002 led to the re-imagining...

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...

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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