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…


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

How To Host A Blind Bourbon Tasting

I’m a huge fan of blind tasting. I’ve written about blind tasting and hosted quite a few of my own. After every blind tasting, I get two questions. “How can I join the next blind tasting?” And, “how can I host my own blind tasting?” This post aimed at the latter.

Selecting the Tasters

Your first step to planning a blind tasting is to figure out who will be tasting. This drives a lot of other decisions. If you plan an in-person tasting you need to figure out glassware. It’s important that each taster uses the same glasses for all their whiskey. You can have one tasting using Glencairn while another uses neat glasses. Make sure there is no mismatching. The glass affects a tasters perception of the whiskey. You want as much consistency as possible. read more

Fred Minnick Announces Bourbon Plus

I usually preface these posts with some kind of introduction to the guest. But, I’m pretty sure every Bourbonr knows who Fred Minnick is. You’ve probably read one of his books, seen him at Bourbon and Beyond or just know him as that “bourbon ascot guy“. Fred, along with John Thames from Covey Rise, launched a new bourbon magazine called Bourbon Plus. This is a huge step for Fred and the bourbon community. I got a chance to chat with Fred about the new endeavor. read more

Sazerac Statement On The Barton Warehouse Collapse

Below is Sazerac’s press release from the 1792 Distillery warehouse collapse.

Barton 1792 Distillery Warehouse 30 Collapses Completely

No Injuries Reported

BARDSTOWN, KENTUCKY (July 4, 2018) – Warehouse 30 at Barton 1792 Distillery has completely collapsed, no injuries are reported and no one was inside. This comes a little over a week after the first half of the same warehouse collapsed unexpectedly. read more