Evolution of a Bourbon Drinker

Bourbon — As You Like It Last month in Whisky Advocate Jonny McCormick wrote an article which was his whisky adaption of William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”. If you haven’t read McCormick’s “Whisky – As You Like it” it’s well worth the time. Below is a quote from McCormick’s article. This is a celebration

2014 Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition Review

Bourbon Review: 2014 Four Roses Small Batch LE Today, we take a break from all of the BTAC and Pappy talk and review another fall release. Four Roses distillery has become known for their excellent bi-annual limited editions and each fall Four Roses releases their small batch limited edition.  The 2014 Four Roses Small Batch Limited

2014 Pappy Van Winkle Release Map

Pappy Van Winkle Release Date *Please Read: Each state is highlighted once one bottle is reported. Generally, that means that store, and a lot of times that city, is already sold out. This map isn’t an official release tracker from Buffalo Trace but a network of bourbon drinkers looking to help each other. Stores are dealing with

UPDATED: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Release Cheat Sheet

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Release Cheat Sheet In the fall of 2013 Heaven Hill Distillery released the first Elijah Craig Barrel Proof (ECBP) which quickly became one of the hottest bourbons in the market. ECBP is a 12 year old uncut, unfiltered bourbon which Heaven Hill releases once a quarter. Aside from the great flavor and high

Bourbon Buzzwords Explained

7 Bourbon Buzzwords to Look For Reading bourbon and whiskey labels can sometimes feel like decoding an encrypted message however if you look for a few important words you can figure out what is most likely in the bottle. Bourbon Buzzwords that Matter: Bourbon/Rye/Corn/Whiskey – This signifies what kind of mash bill was used. Read

Buffalo Trace Named “Brand Innovator of the Year”

Buffalo Trace Named “Brand Innovator of the Year” FRANKFORT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, KY (Oct. 1, 2014) – Buffalo Trace Distillery received two coveted awards at Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky America Awards 2015, and also two “highly commended” awards. Named “Brand Innovator of the Year,” Buffalo Trace was cited for this prestigious award for its quest to find the perfect

Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Retail Price

Retail Price for 2014 BTAC While the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection hasn’t seen the same price inflation as Pappy Van Winkle bourbonr’s are still paying a premium whether it’s at retail or on the secondary market. Buffalo Traces set the retail price for the entire Antique collection at $80 for 2014. This is a slight increase

2014 BTAC Release Map

Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Release Map *Please Read: Each state is highlighted once one bottle is reported. Generally, that means that store, and a lot of times that city, is already sold out. This map isn’t an official release tracker from Buffalo Trace but a network of bourbon drinkers looking to help each other. Stores are dealing with

Bourbon Review: Maker’s Mark Cask Strength

Maker’s Mark Cask Strength Background: Maker’s Mark is a distillery that is know for their innovation or even trying new things. They know what they do well and they continue to do it with great consistency. However, this fall Maker’s Mark released a cask strength version of their popular bourbon. Since Maker’s Mark last attempt at

BTAC Interview With Kris Comstock

BT Brand Manager Talks Antique Collection As most Boubonr’s know the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection was announced last week which had the bourbon world buzzing. While the press release did include some great information, Brand Manager of Buffalo Trace Distillery Kris Comstock was kind enough to talk about some of the highlights in 2014 BTAC release