Category Archives: – American Whiskey

Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Barrel Strength, Head to Head

In September 2020, before Brexit actually happened I managed to order a bottle of Jack Daniel’s Barrel Strength in the UK. Shipping was made impossible and due to Covid induced travel restrictions, I only got that bottle in my hands … Continue reading

Posted in - American Whiskey, Jack Daniel's | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Michter’s US*1 Barrel Strength Rye, L15E492, 54.2%

Michter’s is a bit of a weird brand in the current whiskey world. On one hand it’s rather new and the more available bottlings aren’t overly impressive according to reviews. On the other hand everything that is slightly out of … Continue reading

Posted in - American Whiskey, - Rye Whiskey, Michter's | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Willett 2yo, ~2015, Family Estate Bottled Small Batch Rye, 54.8%

This bottling, which I bought in 2014 is finally empty. I opened it ages ago, and then it got forgotten. As in, it just sat there on the shelf waiting to be tasted, reviewed and emptied. A recent sample request … Continue reading

Posted in - American Whiskey, - Rye Whiskey, Willett | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Wild Turkey Rare Breed, 58.4%

There are a million different versions of this, based on their bottle-code. Apart from identifying which specific version you have, which is mostly important for geeks like me, this should be of no importance. Wild Turkey are quite skilled in … Continue reading

Posted in - American Whiskey, - Bourbon, Wild Turkey | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Four Roses 12, 55.7%, Limited Edition Small Batch 2020

Every year a batch of this limited edition is released, and every year they’re rather popular. At least, that used to be the case. For some reason, the 2020 edition that came out last year didn’t do too much initially. … Continue reading

Posted in - American Whiskey, - Bourbon, Four Roses | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Maker’s Mark 101, 50.5%

Yet another totally random sample from my shelf which I poured. Of course, on the nose there’s the typical bourbon giveaway, but before smelling it, I didn’t even know what type of whisky I was going to get. Maker’s Mark … Continue reading

Posted in - American Whiskey, - Bourbon, Maker's Mark | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Kentucky Owl Confiscated and Wise Man’s Bourbon

When lightly following The Bourbon Junkies on Youtube, you hear Kentucky Owl mentioned occasionally. Of course, that normally means that there’s something rather available in the USA that will never reach retail markets in Europe, unless you’re willing to shell … Continue reading

Posted in - American Whiskey, - Bourbon, Kentucky Owl | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Distillery 291 “Colorado Rye Whiskey”, 50.8%

This single barrel is a bit of an oddity in my book. A distillery I’ve never heard of selling single barrel rye whisky at pretty steep prices. Or at least, in Europe the bottles go for pretty steep prices. This … Continue reading

Posted in - American Whiskey, - Rye Whiskey, Distillery 291 | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Heaven Hill 2005-2015, Bourbon Barrel MoS15042, 52.1% – Malts of Scotland

I always thing it’s funny when a brand like ‘Malts of Scotland’ releases a whisky that’s neither a malt, nor from Scotland. Of course, with all the Irish stuff and American releases that are coming out from bottlers, this happens … Continue reading

Posted in - American Whiskey, - Bourbon, Heaven Hill | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Tennessee Distillery 13, 2003-2017, 50.7% – The Whisky Agency

And now a complete rarity. An undisclosed Tennessee whiskey isn’t too rare, of course, but one bottled by The Whisky Agency, at a decent age, for the Taiwanese market is. I got a sample of this from Whiskay.com and had … Continue reading

Posted in - American Whiskey, Undisclosed | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments