Bourbonr Blog Turns 1!

The Bourbonr Blog Turns 1 Today! Exactly one year ago today the first post went up on the Bourbonr Blog. It was a guest post by Clay Risen of the New York Times and Mash Notes. It has been a great year and while I never received any higher than a C in English (I’m

Bourbonr NEAT Glasses On Sale

Bourbonr NEAT Whiskey/Bourbon Glasses I’ve had a lot of people ask about Bourbonr glasses and they’re finally here! Thanks to our friend at Etched Laser Art that hooked us up with a great deal. Each NEAT glass has an etched Bourbonr logo in the bottom so you can proudly show it off with each sip. I’ve taken

State of Bourbon Address

Inaugural Bourbon Address Inspired by the state of the union address and on the cusp of the best time of year for bourbon drinkers (fall releases) I thought it’d be cool to do a state of bourbon address.  That’s not to say that I’m the president of bourbon. But rather, a perceptive bourbon blogger that

Jim Beam to Release Second Distiller’s Masterpiece

Jim Beam Distiller’s Masterpiece Round 2 (Sherry Finished) The original Distiller’s Masterpiece was an extra aged (AKA no age statement) bourbon finished in PX sherry casks. Information about the second release is limited at this point but it appears the second release will be identical to the first at 100 proof. I’d also expect a price tag

Bourbon Review: Duke Kentucky Straight Bourbon

John Wayne’s Whiskey Reviewed Back Story* of Duke Bourbon: Using his well-known moniker “The Duke”, Monument Valley Distillers of California has released DUKE Kentucky Straight Bourbon.  Hand-crafted to match a bottle of Wayne’s favorite bourbon from the early 60’s in his private collection, various small batches were meticulously blended to create the flavors and aromas

Craft Distiller Profile: Smooth Ambler Spirits Co.

Smooth Ambler Distillery Recently, Non Distiller Producers (NDP’s) have received a lot of attention for their shady bottle labels and lack of transparency. Instead of focusing on which distilleries/brands are doing it wrong I thought it’d be great to highlight some of the distilleries that are doing things right. This will be the first in

New Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Coming

More Elijah Craig Barrel Proof on the Way Heaven Hill announced that they will continue their release of Elijah Craig Barrel Proof in to 2015. No word from Heaven Hill on what the proof will be for the September or January release (release #6 & #7). Heaven Hill plans on beginning shipments of the third

Four Roses by Mash Bill

Distillery Breakdown by Mash Bill – Four Roses This is the fourth  distillery breakdown by mash bill (see Buffalo Trace, Heaven Hill and Jim Beam) I’ve done on the Bourbonr Blog. Initially, I thought Four Roses would be a simple breakdown. Four Roses has only 2 mash bills whereas, most distilleries have 2-5 bourbon mash

Support Shelf Bourbon

The Forgotten Bottles of Bourbon Several weeks ago I wrote about What Will Kill the Bourbon Boom on the blog which sparked a lot of great bourbon discussion. In the article I mentioned how the increase in premium bourbons over the last 10 years has affected the bourbon industry. However, one unintended consequence of a growing

2014 Fall Bourbon Releases

2014 Fall Bourbon Releases Every fall some of the best best bourbons are released to Bourbonr’s across the country and globe. Problem is there’s never enough to go around. The past few falls have been welcomed with lots of phone calls and long lines at liquor stores but that’s what makes the bourbon hunt more exciting.