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[26 Aug 2014 | 2 Comments | 550 views]
Elijah Craig 12 Year Old Barrel Proof

If you’re a Bourbon or whiskey fan, you’ve probably tried the 12 year old Elijah Craig, whic is brilliant and very well priced IMHO. This version however is a bit different – a limited release Small Batch, twelve year old bottled at Barrel Proof and without chill filtering, preserving the natural flavours produced during the aging process.  It’s just like …

Bourbon, Featured, Headline, Rye, Smooth Ambler, Tasting Notes, whiskey »

[25 Aug 2014 | 2 Comments | 550 views]
A couple of Smooth Amblers – A Rye and a Bourbon

Smooth Ambler is a  young craft distillery located in West Virginia , producing young spirit (Vodka, Gin and aged Gin), until its stock is old enough to be sold as whiskey. Like other distilleries it’s also sourcing Bourbon, Rye and Whiskey from older distilleries in bulk, and bottling those with their own label (disclosing it’s distilled elsewhere). I’ve heard good …

Bourbon, Cask Strength, FEW, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes »

[12 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 824 views]
FEW Bourbon Cask Strength

This whisky was part of Sjoerd’s American Whiskey bottle share, and It is the first time EVER i’ve tried any of the FEW spirits. I heard good things about this one, so I was really looking forward to it. Not much info about this one except that the mashbill is predominantly made up of corn as well as rye and …

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[11 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 668 views]
Widow Jane 7 yo Kentucky Bourbon

This bourbon sold by the Widow Jane distillery is actually not distilled there but in Kentucky, so essentially what they do is buy the liquid and dilute it with water from their own water source the PR mumble says:.
The water used to create this product comes from the Widow Jane mine in Rosendale, New York. Rosendale Limestone possesses an even …

Bourbon, Corner Creek, Headline, Pappy Van Winkle, Tasting Notes, whiskey »

[1 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 1,047 views]
Tasting Pappy Van Winkle  15 and Corner Creek

Post Thanksgiving, two drops of liquid Americana. One is dirt cheap ($20 in the USA) and the other one a much hyped and sought after Pappy Van Winkle 15 which costs, well a lot, that is if you can buy it (Demand and Supply. and it’s in bloody crazy demand). Those two lovely drams were part of a 3 sample …

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[11 Dec 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,341 views]
Tasting McAfee’s Benchmark Old # 8

Before we begin let’s get over with the jokes about this being distilled by an Anti-virus software company and all  (quite a few remarks i got online when i posted about trying this one).  this Whiskey is a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (meaning it has more than 50% corn content in it’s mash bill), but is also meant to contain …

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[27 Jul 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,558 views]
Tasting Elijah Craig 18 Single Barrel

Time to taste some of the samples I’ve got from my good friend Josh (@cooperedtot). I’ve tasted the EC 12 before and liked it a lot, this one sadly is not available anymore, and discontinued due to lack of older stock so I am told. It’s an 18 year old single barrel Bourbon named after the Reverend Elijah Craig, who …

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[24 Apr 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,713 views]
Bourbon time : Tasting Angel’s Envy

It’s about time I posted my notes on this one, as I’ve been meaning to for a long time. A bourbon. yes, but not any bourbon, but a very special one : finished in Port casks after being aged in fresh oak casks, as bourbons should.
Basically this is one is born out of love and passion , Lincoln Henderson’s, love …

Amrican, Antique Collection, Bourbon, Buffalo Trace, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes, wheated »

[20 Sep 2011 | 4 Comments | 2,168 views]
Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Take III : William Larue Weller 2010 Release

This is third post featuring bottles from the B.Trace Antique collection bottle share organized by Sjoerd.
This baby is a wheated Bourbon, and as such offers a milder , yet rich Bourbon not as bity as the Rye, but very different from the standard Bourbon profile. It’s aged for 12 years, having been distilled in 1998, and aged on the fourth …

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[30 Aug 2011 | One Comment | 2,258 views]
Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Take I : Eagle Rare 17

I started my BT Antique collection voyage with this 17 year old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. At 45% ABV, it is one of the weaker expressions in the Antique Collection (where some are way over 60, and even over 70%), but it’s a good one.

Eagle Rare, 17yo, 45% , £90 (@MoM)
Nose: Sweet N’ spicy with some balsamic,Golden Syrup,and a nutty …