Review: 2015 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection

You’ve probably come here to read a review of this years BTAC but allow me to take a quick detour. This is a statement/observation about whiskey reviews. Every bourbon cycle I read reviews about the current year’s limited edition whiskeys, and it’s always “98 points”, “outstanding!”, “fabulous,” etc. Can every limited release be a 95+? What’s the

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

Maker’s 46 Cask Strength Review

While the release of a cask strength version of Maker’s 46 has been rumored for a couple of months now Maker’s Mark Distillery finally released Maker’s 46 Cask Strength a couple of weeks ago. While it was a distillery only release I was able to get my hands on a bottle thanks to the kindness of

Interview With Kris Comstock of Buffalo Trace

In case, you missed the last few Bourbonr posts the 2015 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection has been announced and started to release (track the BTAC release here).  I was able to talk with Buffalo Trace Brand Manager, Kris Comstock, about this years release as well as some other BT questions that have been burning in

2015 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Release Map

BTAC 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 smaller allocations and

Fall Bourbonr PSA

You Can Drink Limited Edition Bourbon Bourbon is not just for collecting anymore. Whether you just won a Pappy Van Winkle lottery or made a trip to the Willlett Gift Shop feel free to peel back the perforated foil around the top of the cap and pour yourself a glass. This PSA is great news heading into the

Happy Bourbon Heritage Month

If you didn’t know, in 2007, September was named Bourbon Heritage Month by the US Senate. If you’re a frequent reader of this blog every month is probably a celebration of bourbon but it never hurts to make it official. How will you celebrate? Maybe crack open a special bottle from the back of your

2015 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Announced

Bourbonr Cliff Notes 2015 BTAC – I talked about this last week, but the amount of evaporation loss in the 2015 George T Stagg is incredible. – Good news, William LaRue Weller will release almost double the amount of 2014 bottles! – Eagle Rare 17 is fresh and once again 17 years old after a couple of years

Buffalo Trace Distillery Update (GTS News)

Every few months Mark Brown, Buffalo Trace Distillery CEO, sends out an update email with different happenings from around the distillery. They usually include things like distillery events, updates on Warehouse X  or the continued “bourbon shortage” recap. However, today’s email (you can read the whole thing here) included some intriguing information that I think

Kentucky Owl Batch #2 Plus Interview

Kentucky Owl Releasing Batch 2 If you’re not familiar with Kentucky Owl here is a little bit of the back story. From Garden & Gun Dixon Dedman is resurrecting his family’s distillery one easy-sipping bottle of bourbon at a time “My grandfather used to tell us that if he ever won the lottery, he’d do two things,”