☞ 2015 Bourbon Release Calendar // breakingbourbon
E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof (127.2 Proof) and WhistlePig Old World (86 Proof)
☞ Smoked Americans // whiskyadvocate
“American whiskey has been great, but it’s been like going to Baskin & Robbins and getting 31 flavors of chocolate and vanilla,” says Paul Tomaszewski, distiller and founder of MB Roland distillery in Pembroke, Kentucky. “There’s only been two kinds of American whiskey for a long time.”
☞ Review: Michter’s Toasted Barrel Bourbon // /r/bourbon
Nice long finish on this one with hints of leather, tobacco, oak, and pepper.
☞ Whisky Buzzwords: What is Cask Strength? // craveonline
Maker’s Mark Master Distiller Greg Davis explains what exactly it is.
☞ OBSV and OESK? An Infographic Breakdown of Four Roses Recipes // fourrosesbourbon
Four Roses is the only distillery that uses two mashbills and five proprietary yeast strains to produce 10 distinct bourbon recipes, each of these 10 bourbon recipes has its own unique recipe.
☞ Bottles You Regret Buying? // straightbourbon/forum
Willet Pot Still Reserve is one of the most inconsistent bottlings a I’ve encountered.
Old Forester 1897 Bottled in Bond, the second in our Old Forester Whiskey Row Series, is crafted to honor a watershed moment in bourbon history – the U.S. Bottled-in-bond Act of 1897.
☞ History of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection // bourbonr
Currently, the BTAC is made up of 3 bourbons and 2 rye whiskies (George T. Stagg, William Larue Weller, Eagle Rare 17, Sazerac 18 and Thomas H. Handy) however that was not always the lineup for the BTAC.
☞ Quality Liquor Store // bourbonandoak
Trying to track down rare or hard to find whiskey and spirits can be difficult but it doesn’t have to be. You can shop online at Quality Liquor Store.
Go to a visit a winery, there are some tanks, you look around and there’s nothing. You go to visit a brewery and there’s total confusion. Come see a distillery, there’s romance, it’s in there DNA, those guys have the religion. And I remember the first time I went to Belgium; a guy drove me five miles out into the country to show me the dirt. Here’s our dirt. He’s so proud of the dirt. – Bill Owens, President and Founder, American Distilling Institute