☞ Video Bourbon Bait and Switch: What’s Really in Your Glass? // bloomberg
The vaunted Pappy Van Winkle 15-year-old? Surprisingly similar to Weller’s 12-year-old bourbon, as it’s made from the same grain recipe in the same distillery. Chuck Cowdery’s thoughts on NDPs
The Maker’s 46 experience will be on top of a new visitors center already under construction.
☞ About That Barrel Shortage // whiskyadvocate
Boswell says the smaller distillers are caught in the gap and are making the “great amount of noise regarding their shortage of new barrels.”
☞ Review W. L. Weller Special Reserve and Old Weller Antique 107 // r/bourbon
Nose: Apple. Seriously, the sweet and crisp, clean way it hit. Sweet, soft, not much burn. I am hesitant to say cherry, but another sweet like this is there somewhere.
☞ Episode 15 of the Bourbon Pursuit Podcast // bourbonpursuit
Sean Higgins, Chief Fun Officer of Mint Julep Tours, talks about the array of tours they offer.
☞ Review Wild Turkey Master’s Keep 17-Year-Old // fredminnick
Color is an examination of how the bourbon faired in the new charred oak. The deeper the color, normally, the more rich and vibrant the character, while light color typically indicates a poor nose and palate.
There was a catastrophic failure of the still, which caused the still to be catapulted through the building and into the gravel driveway of the facility.
☞ Vatting Bourbon // r/bourbon
vat•ting. n. The Blending of Malt or grain whiskies from different distilleries. More on vatting from bourbonr. For example: Oak Bomb”: 1 part Elijah Craig 12, 1 part Old Blowhard, 1 part EHT Barrel Proof
☞ Japanese booze takes over Jim Beam // pbrnews
With the addition of Jim Beam, Suntory not only had a ticket out of the Japanese market but also had access to one of the most prolific American bourbon brands in the world.
☞ Cheapest bourbon to drink neat? // r/bourbon
Heaven hill bib, Old Grand-Dad 114, Old Forester Signature, Ezra brooks 101, Evan Williams Black