3 Levels of Wheated Bourbon

Buffalo Trace Announces New Experimental Release TLDR: Buffalo Trace aged 5 barrels of their wheated mash bill for 12 years on floors 1, 5 and 9 and is releasing each floor under the Experimental Collection. See my tasting notes below. FRANKFORT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, KY (Dec. 9, 2014) Earlier this year, Buffalo Trace Distillery released an experiment consisting

Review: WhistlePig Boss Hog “Mortimer”

WhistlePig Boss Hog “Mortimer” Rye Whiskey Review I’m going to jump straight in to the review. If you’re looking for more information about this release check out my post about the WhistlePig Boss Hog Mortimer release here Boss Hog Mortimer Details: 100% Rye Whiskey 117-124 Proof Aged nearly 14 years 50 Barrels selected  (probably around

Review: Willett Exploratory Cask Finish

Willett Exploratory Cask Finish (XCF) Whiskey Review If you’re not familiar with Willett XCF here’s a brief summary. Willett has taken a 7 year old rye whiskey from MGPI and aged it in Curacao Casks. Curacao Casks are just old bourbon barrels with an orange peel distillate that was aged for 2 years. After the

Bourbonr Holiday Gift Guide

Christmas Gifts for Bourbon Lovers Not sure what to buy the bourbon/whiskey drinker in your life? We’ve got you covered. PSA: Some, not all, of these links are affiliate and I will make a small percentage off of the purchase. The links are to make it easier for you to find and buy. The affiliate part is so

Bourbon Tasting With Fred Noe

Beam Master Distiller Talks New Single Barrel Last week I had a chance to participate in a bourbon dinner/tasting with Jim Beam Master Distiller, Fred Noe. Beam ran a competition that let people submit toasts or statements and the winner would be on their new Single Barrel release.The new Beam Single Barrel will be released

Pappy, Laser Codes and Conspiracy Theories

2014 Pappy Van Winkle Laser Codes Admittedly, this is probably the most sensationalized titles I’ve used for a post on Bourbonr but there’s a reason. With the Pappy Van Winkle release in full swing there have been multiple Bourbonr’s that noticed the laser code on their bottles were 2013. In fact, there have been several states releases

How to Age Whiskey at Home – 1 Year Tasting

Aging Whiskey at Home – 1 Year Later If you didn’t read the original post you can check it out here: How to Age Whiskey at Home Over the past year I changed the location of the whiskey several time. I started by leaving it outside in the elements but this caused some rust on the lid

5 Bourbons Pairings For Thanksgiving

How To Pair Bourbons With Thanksgiving Dinner Thanksgiving is a great time to eat, drink and be merry with friends and family. For bourbon drinkers it also caps off some of the best bourbon releases of the year (unless you’re in FL or some other unlucky states like me). But, how do you work bourbon

A New Way to Buy Craft Spirits?

Ezras – Craft Only Retailer The craft movement is on the rise in the US and one of the biggest problems some of these small distilleries face is distribution. We’ve seen several online retailers pop up to try and bridge the gap between consumer and craft distiller however most have transitioned from “sell craft” to “this whiskey

New Release from Smooth Ambler

Smooth Ambler to Release its Own Distillate I’ve covered Smooth Ambler  multiple times on this blog and have given nothing but praise for their products. With the release the new Stillhouse Collection Smooth Ambler continues to prove that they’re listening to bourbon and whiskey enthusiast and doing things the right way.   Notice several different pieces of