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2015 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

2015 OFBB Label Approved Today we received a reminder that fall bourbon releases will be here before we know it. Old Forester received approval for their annual Old Forester Birthday Bourbon Release. If you remember, the 2014 OFBB included an increased price tag. My guess is the 2015 OFBB release will be closer to the $60 mark.

Wild Turkey Mash Bill Breakdown

Wild Turkey by Mash Bill This is the final major distillery of the Bourbonr mash bill breakdowns. Wild Turkey mash bills are simple. One bourbon (75/13/12 corn/rye/barley) and one rye (37/51/12 corn/rye/barley) with most likely the same yeast strand for each. What’s interesting is how they’re able to produce different flavor profiles with age and

EH Taylor Cured Oak Ready For Release

Buffalo Trace to Release 17 y/o EH Taylor If you remember back in the summer Buffalo Trace received label approval for EH Taylor Cured Oak and Seasoned Wood. I asked brand manager Kris Comstock about these releases but only received a “just wait” response. It seems official now that BT is moving forward with the release.

Diageo (Stizel-Weller) to Release Blade & Bow 22 Y/O

Blade and Bow 22 Year Old Bourbon Announced Just one week after receiving approval for a non-age stated Blade and Bow bourbon Diageo clears a 22 year old Blade and Bow label. This bourbon is 92 proof and is also bottled by “Stitzel-Weller Distilling Co.” This is not to be confused with the Stitzel-Weller Distillery.

Brown-Forman by Mash Bill

Mash Bill Breakdown of Brown-Forman This is the fifth installment of mash bill breakdowns on Bourbonr and is slightly different than the others. In the past I’ve focused on each distillery. However, I’ve decided to include the entire Brown-Forman portfolio on this one since it makes it more interesting. You’ll notice I’ve included all american whiskey (sorry,

New Blade and Bow from Stitzel-Weller

Diageo Announces Blade and Bow Just last week I posted “In Defense of Orphan Barrel” which talked about ignoring the marketing and just focusing on the taste of the Orphan Barrel bourbons. Diageo is making it hard. Blade and Bow could have the same problem. Apparently, Diageo didn’t lose the Blade and Bow barrels in

New Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select

Woodford to Celebrate 30 Years of Kentucky Derby Museum Woodford Reserve just received approval for a label commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Kentucky Derby Museum. It appears to be the regular Woodford Reserve bourbon in a limited edition bottle. This seems like a great way to celebrate two of the most iconic things in Kentucky. Since

In Defense of Orphan Barrel

Orphan Barrel Bottles Reviewed Before you grab your pitch forks, let me explain. I understand, for some bourbon enthusiast defending Diageo’s Orphan Barrel Project is like rooting for Ivan Drago in Rocky 4 or wearing an Iceland jersey in Mighty Ducks 2. Forget the marketing. I want to focus on the taste in the Oprhan barrel

Bourbon Review: Old Forester 1870 Original Batch

Old Forester 1870 Reviewed Old Forester 1870 is the first release in Brown-Forman’s “craft” series. We usually don’t think craft when talking about Brown-Forman which is one of the largest American-owned companies in the spirit business but these barrels have been selected the Master Distiller Chris Morris to pay tribute to the company’s history. Age: NAS Proof:

The Blind Truth of Tasting

Blind Tasting Bourbon Lets begin with what a blind tasting isn’t. A blind tasting isn’t selecting 3 bottles of bourbon and having your spouse pour them while your back is turned. True blind tasting is when you have no idea what will be in the glass. It could be Pappy Van Winkle 23 or Cleveland bourbon. It’s