The Age of the “Barrel Aged” Transitioning into 2018, I think we’ll all find ourselves witnessing the surge of Barrel Aged products. A trend that seems like it was bound to happen, new popular products such as barrel aged coffee beans and barrel aged maple syrup have already proven there’s a bountiful market. I’ve been […]
As the year starts to wind down and all the whiskey publications start to reveal their Top 10 lists of 2017, I’m still sitting here tasting everything from this huge year of bourbon releases. I simply cannot decide! One in particular is this year’s Parker’s Heritage Collection (PHC) boasting an 11 year Single Barrel. This […]
While you wait for the turkey to cook, break out the mixing glass and craft this classic cocktail with a holiday season spin. Ingredients 2 oz Rye Whiskey (I’m using Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye) 1 oz Sweet Vermouth 2 teaspoons Pumpkin Butter (…Trader Joes) 1 bar poon Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup (or regular maple […]
An Autumn Sipper To Tickle Your Fancy This year’s Basil Hayden’s release unveiled, what I thought, was a cool idea for a blend. We’re talking about the new Dark Rye bottled blending Kentucky straight rye whiskey, Canadian rye from the Alberta Distillery, and a kiss of California port wine to add both a hint of […]
Four Roses Annual Small Batch Treasure Four Roses has had a pretty successful year this 2017. With Brent Elliott working in full swing towards the end of his second year as the new Master Distiller, releases such as the Al Young’s 50th Anniversary Small Batch and a slew of amazing private barrels across the country […]
Editor’s Note: This whiskey was provided to Superfly Bourbon Club from Buffalo Trace. In no way, does acquiring these samples in any form manipulate the direction of this review. Breaking Down The Antique Collection Brace yourselves for a long review… we promise it’ll be worth it. However, of course this review is long- we’re reviewing the coveted, […]
Celebrating Al Young’s Ambassadorship The Right Way 2017 Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition Barrel Strength 50th Anniversary for Al Young Senior Brand Ambassador. Wow, that’s a mouthful of a name but luckily it’s also an excellent mouthful of whiskey! As the name implies this Limited Edition Small Batch was released to honor the 50th […]
Old Baldy: A Small Batch of Freedom If you’re like me and you like variety, you love experimenting with different whiskies, and you chug drink with an open gullet mind, then one area that is particularly interesting to explore is collaboration small batches. We’ve seen collaboration projects perk up recently coming out with cool releases […]
Bourbon > Birthday Cake If you’re looking to drink something special and cool on your birthday, look no further than Old Forester’s limited annual release of their now wildly popular, 12 year small batch Birthday Bourbon. If you read my piece on the Top 10 Birthday Gift Bourbons you’d already know this! As an Old […]
Ky Owl Grows Wings This Year! Being in California, I’m one of many that became ecstatic amidst the announcement of Kentucky Owl Rye batch #1 hitting stores in states outside of Kentucky, California being one of them along with 25 others. Not to mention the newest Batch #7 of KY Owl Bourbon is closely following […]
Let’s Get Toasted If you follow Michter’s, by now you would’ve been aware of their famous toasted barrel finished bourbon. If you’ve never known about their toasted releases, or you just found out, hence why you’re reading this review, allow me to explain… what’s cool about the toasted barrel release is the second aging that […]
Good Morning and Good Evening! When we all wake up in the morning, or when we need an after-dinner pick-me-up, there’s no better drink to turn to then bourbon coffee! In my case, I love a good doppio espresso. Since I also love bourbon, I started thinking of a knockout after-dinner cocktail to keep the […]
Before I dive into this review, I want to talk about cheese! “Wait… but that’s not how bourbon reviews are supposed to start!” That’s alright, keep reading, you’ll be fine. It’s common knowledge that cheese pairs really well with a nice glass bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, only, as soon as I discovered the release of Sonoma County […]
Stolen. Just the name inspires curiosity. Is it really Stolen? Who is it Stolen from? It’s such a simple name but honestly I think it’s marketing genius. I don’t know about you but I have seen massive amounts of pretty awesome looking social media posts for this company for a little while now starting with […]
Booker’s 2017-02 “Blue Knights Batch” The second 2017 release of Booker’s Small Batch, now four batches a year, “Blue Knights Batch,” is named after the Blue Knights® Motorcycle Club, an organization of retired and active law enforcement officers who love motorcycles. Wait, what? I thought Booker Noe made whiskey, I didn’t know he was a […]
Smooth Ambler, which is based out of Maxwelton, West Virginia, is a relatively new whiskey company. However, despite how new this distiller is they are making waves in the whiskey world. They source most of their whiskey (which is nothing new), but one thing that is new is how transparent they are about their process.
Legend has it that Johnny Drum was a boy who wanted to join the civil war in the 1860’s and left his home in Kentucky. Unfortunately Johnny was underage at the time so he could not join as a soldier and instead served as a drummer boy, hence the name Johnny Drum. After the war […]
Eagle Rare is one of the many great offerings from buffalo trace distillery. Buffalo trace happens to be my favorite distillery so I have been looking forward to this write up. Eagle rare is a ten-year-old bourbon from Mash bill #1. For those of you unfamiliar with buffalo trace they have two basic mash bills that most of […]
Booker’s 2017-01 “Tommy’s Batch” Towards the end of last year we all witnessed a rumor come to light. Beam Suntory announced a price hike and a reduction in the number of batches of our beloved Booker’s Small Batch being released each year. Thankfully, with 2017’s first Booker’s release “Tommy’s Batch”, we’ve got confirmation that the […]
Blade and Bow is a whiskey I have wanted to try ever sine I first heard of it. Diageo owns this brand and while there are those out there who don’t like Diageo for being such a conglomerate, usually including myself, I am a fan of this offering from them. Blade and Bow is sourced […]
Standard Knob Creek is a good go to pour if you find yourself somewhere without a large selection of bourbon. We all know the places, you hope they have something good but it’s just Maker’s Mark, Jim Beam, Knob Creek and god forbid Jack Daniel’s. Luckily for those of us that appreciate bourbon, Beam Suntory (the […]
No other drink is as American as bourbon, and there’s nothing like partaking in barrel-aged hard water like a true patriot. When it comes to birthdays, one of the best go-to gifts for anyone over the age of 21 and drinks alcohol, is bourbon. If you’re anything like we are, we love to crack open […]
So awesome to be able to get our hands on this limited release! A collaborative effort from Manifest Distilling and Bourbonr.com pulling together sourced product to be able to release while the distillery patiently waits for their own juice!
This limited bottling may have flown under most people’s radar during the craze of 2016, but the release of Four Roses Limited Edition ‘Elliot’s Select’ Single Barrel is still one of the top prizes on our list of “Best Bourbons Year 2016”.