Four Roses 2019 Limited Ed Small Batch: The Best One Yet?

Four Roses 2019 Limited Ed Small Batch: The Best One Yet?

Every September, in commemoration of National Bourbon Month, the Four Roses Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, releases a limited edition, small batch bourbon. The expression is a special release, and is not part of the distillery’s core range. When the supply runs...
Wheated Bourbon Alternatives to Pappy

Wheated Bourbon Alternatives to Pappy

Cult whiskey Pappy Van Winkle still retains its appeal for bourbon fans, even those who realize that its exorbitant price and scarcity might mean that it’s not really worth the time and expense required to secure a taste. Yes, Pappy is a very good whiskey, especially...
George Dickel (No. 12) Tennessee Whisky

George Dickel (No. 12) Tennessee Whisky

The George Dickel brand is best known as the “other” Tennessee Whiskey. Without going into the whole thing here, I’ll summarize by saying Tennessee Whiskey is straight bourbon whiskey (but don’t call it bourbon) that has been filtered through some quantity of...
New director of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival

New director of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival

Before there were hundreds of bourbon-centric events throughout the year in Louisville and throughout Kentucky, there was the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. And after 27 years, the five-day event always held during National Bourbon Heritage Month continues to attract more...
Booker’s Bourbon Shiny Barrel Batch Review

Booker’s Bourbon Shiny Barrel Batch Review

Booker’s Bourbon 2019-02 “Shiny Barrel Batch” Review: Details and Tasting Notes In Jim Beam’s Words: Back in the day, some of the distillery’s rackhouse workers would carry around “mules” – pieces of plastic tubing they carried in the front of their overalls – and use...