A Journey To Virginia Distillery Co.

Journey Cask: Hibernia Contest Details

I’ve partnered up with Virginia Distillery Co. to offer a unique experience. This is the chance to win a trip to their Lovingston, VA distillery. If you’re unfamiliar with Virginia Distillery Co. they’re a craft distiller out of Virginia. They distill and blend and their distillate with whisky sourced from Scotland. It’s a unique operation with beautiful facilities. We have a special day planned for this trip so it’s something you won’t want to miss! read more

Introducing Bourbonr Live

I’m happy to announce a new series in the Bourbonr lineup. I’ve decided to set up a weekly live tasting and discussion called Bourbonr Live. This series will take place in the Bourbonr Facebook group (for now). It may eventually move to YouTube Live. But, this is a test run. The plan is to go live every Wednesday at 9 EST. For tomorrow, I have a few interesting samples to review. I’d also love your feedback for discussion topics/questions. You can add them here. read more

Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye Is Back

That’s right, “Pappy Rye” is back! After a one year hiatus, Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye Whiskey (VWFRR) has rejoined the family. All prior year releases of VWFRR were bottled from tanked older rye. The label said 13-year but what was in the bottle was closer to 18 or 19-years-old. It was a blend of rye whiskey distilled at Charles Medley and Cream of Kentucky. read more

2018 Pappy Van Winkle Release Map

Please Read: Each state is highlighted when one bottle is reported in that state. There’s a good chance 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. This is a network of bourbon drinkers looking to help each other. Stores are dealing with smaller allocations and greatly increased demand. Please be understanding of this fact. Happy Hunting! read more

2018 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Release Map

Please Read: Each state is highlighted when one bottle is reported in that state. There’s a good chance 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. This is a network of bourbon drinkers looking to help each other. Stores are dealing with smaller allocations and greatly increased demand. Please be understanding of this fact. Happy Hunting! read more

Review: Breuckelen Distilling Bottled-In-Bond Rye Whiskey

I’ve had this review planned out for a while. After the BTAC announcement this week I thought it’d be nice to talk about some whiskey that you have a chance to find!

Breuckelen Distilling started in 2010 in Brooklyn, NY. In the craft world, that makes them an elder. Breuckelen continues to plug along and doing things their own way. They’re willing to experiment. But, they also focus on making a truly New York product. I believe we’ve all been burnt by craft products before. However, there are new Bottled-In-Bond craft products popping up every month. I decided to give this one a full Bourbonr review. read more

2018 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Announced

Full Bourbonr Analysis is coming…

BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY RELEASES MUCH ANTICIPATED 2018 ANTIQUE COLLECTION WHISKEYS

Change in the Lineup: Eagle Rare 17 Year Old Bourbon will now be 101 proof

 

FRANKFORT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, KY (Sept. 18, 2018) Fall is upon us, and that means Buffalo Trace Distillery is releasing its annual 2018 Antique Collection of whiskeys. The highly anticipated collection will once again feature five limited-release whiskeys of various ages, recipes, and proofs, with one notable change, Eagle Rare 17 Year Old Bourbon will now be 101 proof.  Here’s what else fans can expect: read more

Bourbonr Blog Turns 5

Another year in the Bourbonr history books! It’s hard to believe that it has been five years since I started writing the Bourbonr blog. That means this fall will mark the 6th year of the Pappy and BTAC release maps. Over the years I’ve written over 300+ posts on Bourbonr. While a lot has changed, the bottom shelf still remains the same. I would still recommend all five of these bourbons from one of my first posts. read more