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Bonded Beam 1963 Decanter Tasting [Review]

Whiskey has seen several rise and falls. World War II causes a dip in whiskey production and therefore sales and in the 70s whiskey took a hit as Vodka started to boom and people preferred lighter spirits. Beam survived each dip but...

Jim Beam Distillery [The Complete Guide]

There is no way I could cover everything there is to say about Jim Beam at one time, so my plan is to continually update this page as time permits for me to research and write more. Jim Beam is a historic brand of bourbon whiskey headquartered in Clermont, KY. Owned...

Baker’s 13 Year Old Single Barrel Tasting [Review]

This is the first ever limited release for Jim Beam's Baker's Bourbon brand. It will be followed by a standard release Baker's bourbon single barrel that will retail at $70 and be a minimum of 7 years old. "Baker's Bourbon has always been a bit of a hidden gem of our...

Little Book Tasting [Review]

Little Book is an annual, limited release from Jim Bean and is a blended American whiskey. Each blend is hand selected by Freddie Noe, son to the current Master Distiller at Beam (Fred Noe) and is uncut and unfiltered. Many blended whiskey will use neutral spirits but...

Weller Full Proof Barrel Picks Tasting [Review]

For any bourbon nerd, Weller needs no introduction. The brand has expanded the last two years — from the original trinity of Weller Special Reserve, Antique 107, and 12 Year to now include CYBP (last year) and Full Proof (June 2019). I've heard many people chuckle at...
Mic.Drop. 3.0 Tasting [Review]

Mic.Drop. 3.0 Tasting [Review]

Mic.Drop. is a sourced bourbon whiskey from PM Spirits. The founder Nicolas Palazzi has history with spirits as his family made wine and cognac in the legendary Bordeaux region in France. Nicolas says, “I loved it, but it was just...

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Widow Jane Barrel Picks Tasting [Review]

Widow Jane Barrel Picks Tasting [Review]

Widow Jane was founded in 2012 by Daniel Prieto Preston (owner of Cacao Prieto) in Redhook, Brooklyn, and started off by hand picking barrels from producing distilleries. But what I love is they are also distilling their own whiskey. Widow Jane explains: We also...

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119+ Funny Bourbon Memes (The Complete List)

119+ Funny Bourbon Memes (The Complete List)

Let's be honest — who doesn't love a good meme? Well we've got you covered with some of the funniest bourbon memes out there. And there is more to come. We'll keep this post updated as more funny stuff comes along. Right-click an image to save and share with friends...

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Booker’s Small Batch Bourbon [The Complete Guide]

Booker’s Small Batch Bourbon [The Complete Guide]

Booker's bourbon is a barrel strength bourbon in the Jim Beam collection. It is uncut and unfiltered. It's generally aged 6 to 8 years with a proof upwards of 121. The brand was started by Booker Noe, the late distiller emeritus, who would often choose the best...

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Bourbon Whiskey Tastings

We've all stood in the liquor store aisle staring at the shelf wondering what to buy. Read our tasting reviews and stare no more

Bonded Beam 1963 Decanter Tasting [Review]

Bonded Beam 1963 Decanter Tasting [Review]

Whiskey has seen several rise and falls. World War II causes a dip in whiskey production and therefore sales and in the 70s whiskey took a hit as Vodka started to boom and people preferred lighter spirits. Beam survived each dip but...

Baker’s 13 Year Old Single Barrel Tasting [Review]

Baker’s 13 Year Old Single Barrel Tasting [Review]

This is the first ever limited release for Jim Beam's Baker's Bourbon brand. It will be followed by a standard release Baker's bourbon single barrel that will retail at $70 and be a minimum of 7 years old. "Baker's Bourbon has always been a bit of a hidden gem of our...

Little Book Tasting [Review]

Little Book Tasting [Review]

Little Book is an annual, limited release from Jim Bean and is a blended American whiskey. Each blend is hand selected by Freddie Noe, son to the current Master Distiller at Beam (Fred Noe) and is uncut and unfiltered. Many blended whiskey will use neutral spirits but...

Barrell Craft Spirits Bourbon Tasting [Review]

Barrell Craft Spirits Bourbon Tasting [Review]

Barrell Bourbon is a craft distillery owned by Joe Beatrice and specializes in blended spirits. Each blend is one off, always barrel strength, and without chill filtration (see interview about blending with Joe and Bourbon Pursuit duo...

Mic.Drop. 3.0 Tasting [Review]

Mic.Drop. 3.0 Tasting [Review]

Mic.Drop. is a sourced bourbon whiskey from PM Spirits. The founder Nicolas Palazzi has history with spirits as his family made wine and cognac in the legendary Bordeaux region in France. Nicolas says, “I loved it, but it was just...

Widow Jane Barrel Picks Tasting [Review]

Widow Jane Barrel Picks Tasting [Review]

Widow Jane was founded in 2012 by Daniel Prieto Preston (owner of Cacao Prieto) in Redhook, Brooklyn, and started off by hand picking barrels from producing distilleries. But what I love is they are also distilling their own whiskey. Widow Jane explains: We also...

Craft Whiskeys

There are now over 4000 craft spirits distilleries in America

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