Category Archives: – American Whiskey

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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Russell’s Reserve 6yo, 45% – Wild Turkey Rye Whiskey

The Russell’s Reserve series started when Jimmy Russell selected some barrels to be released in rather limited batches some years ago. Currently his son Eddie Russell is involved too. These two stalwarts of Wild Turkey Distillery have been around forever … Continue reading

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Lux Row Whiskey Twitter Tasting

Last Wednesday I participated in a Twitter Tasting hosted by Steve Rush and Lux Row Whiskey, combined with a PR agency which didn’t participate in the tasting. I had been ages since I participated in such a tasting. At some … Continue reading

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Old Fitzgerald 6 years old, bottled in the 1960s, 43%

In the world of bourbon, and other American whiskey, pre-prohibition is a thing. And while that is absolutely not untrue, the time between prohibition and the 1980s should not be disregarded either. During the seventies America veered towards vodka and … Continue reading

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Online Tasting: The Night Time is the Rye Time II, by Whisky4All / Norbert Tebarts

This guy, Norbert, seems to be on a roll with all his tastings. He’s doing mostly American whiskey but I’ve seem other tastings being announced too. I’ve not looked too closely, since my sample stash is quite rapidly responding, contrary … Continue reading

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Old Taylor 43% (bottled in 1973)

Of course, it’s pretty obvious I’m deep diving into American whiskey again. It was never far away, but I didn’t really engage with it properly for a while. I did get some samples from MvZ in the past that I … Continue reading

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Stagg Jr. Batch 5, 129.7 proof, 64.85%

Stagg Jr. is, as far as I know, a brand that was released when George T. Stagg, on of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection (BTAC) got more and more popular. This whiskey is made in the same vein, except it’s … Continue reading

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Two American Whiskeys finished in sherry casks by 3006

3006 is a newish bottler that showed up some years ago. I read something about then but then forgot about the brand again, until recently. RvB shared these two American Whiskeys, one finished in a PX octave, and another in … Continue reading

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