Category Archives: – American Whiskey

More Jack Daniel’s than I’ve ever had before

What always strikes me as interesting is that some distilleries or brands are most famous for an entry level drink, which is utter crap compared to everything that comes after. As in, Johnnie Walker is a pretty solid brand, but … Continue reading

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1792 Small Batch Bourbon, 46.85%

In the last year or so, I’ve been getting a bit more into bourbon again. There’ve been quite a number of bottle shares and I’ve used one American whiskey in most of the #StayTheFuckHome Tastings that I’ve been doing with … Continue reading

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Yellow Rose Rye Whiskey, 45%

I’ve only had one earlier sip of a Yellow Rose whisky from Texas, and that one I didn’t like. However, that was a bourbon and this is a rye whisky, so things might be different. Yellow Rose is the first … Continue reading

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Heaven’s Door Straight Rye Whiskey, Toasted oak cigar barrels, 43%

Right. Toasted Oak Cigar Barrels. They don’t really disclose what this means on the website, apart from the barrels being air dried in the Vosges region of France. This is remarkable for two reasons: Why would they dry casks in … Continue reading

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Elmer T. Lee 1919-2013 Commemorative Edition, 46.5%

This bourbon was released to celebrate the life of Elmer T. Lee. He was a long time employee of Buffalo Trace Distillery who made it from engineer up to being distillery manager. Officially he retired in 1985, but never really … Continue reading

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Ancient Age 90 proof, 45%

I was given a sample of this slightly older bottling a little while ago by MvZ. It’s been added to Whiskybase in 2013, but by the looks and style of the bottle I’d say this is quite a bit older … Continue reading

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Two high octane bourbons: 1792 Full Proof and Elijah Craig Barrel Strength C918

Ever since summer I got back into bourbon. Of course, having been drinking whisky for the better part of two decades a lot of the entry level bourbons are familiar, so I skipped that step. That means you get into … Continue reading

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The ‘end of the year tasting’ by Whisky4All

Eight different American whiskies on a Sunday afternoon, right between Christmas and New Year. Sounds good to me! Especially when Norbert of Whisky4All organizes it, since I’ve not had any disappointing tastings with him. Sure, there was some money involved, … Continue reading

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Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection 2018, Select American Oak, 45.2%

A while ago, to my surprise, this Woodford Reserve Select American Oak was available from Whiskysite, and they had a 10% discount on everything sometime in autumn. Reason enough to try a three times more expensive version of their regular … Continue reading

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4 x Woodford Reserve: Bourbon, Wheat, Rye and Double Oak

With the recent upsurge in bourbon consumption and appreciation, I thought it was a good idea to not just rank them individually without any background, or basis. With that, it sounded like a good idea to do a bottle-share of … Continue reading

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