Category Archives: – Bourbon

Moonshine and Bourbon from Kings County Distillery

I always get a bit of an itch when distilleries release a moonshine. The definition of moonshine is that it is illegally distilled hooch, and when it’s properly released it is everything but that. So, apart from marketing it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Bourbon Whiskey #1, 24yo, 48% – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

That Boutique-y Whisky Company (TBWC) is a bit of a weird one. I’m very much all for them, as a skeptic. When their first reveal happened at Maltstock there were some serious issues with the whiskies, which were only solved … Continue reading

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Michter’s King Tutankhamun , 43%

My friend MvZ is quite a fan of old stuff. He wrote for the magazine of the Usquebaugh Society on the topic of old bourbon and old Irish whiskey. Luckily, he was also kind enough to trade some samples with … Continue reading

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Evan Williams 9yo, 2004-2013, 43.3%

A bit of a disclaimer first: I only bought this bottle to get a bit more value for money on shipping costs from a whisky auction. I did buy it several years ago and it just sat on my shelf … Continue reading

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Heaven Hill 2001-2015, Sherry Hogshead, 48.9% – Malts of Scotland

Apart from the fact that this is neither a malt, nor from Scotland, it’s still a pretty interesting twist on things. A pretty well matured Bourbon (at least 13 years old, but matured in a sherry hogshead! That is something … Continue reading

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Knob Creek 9yo, cask 3127, 60% – K&L Wine Merchants

There’s about a bazillion Knob Creek single casks out and about, mostly in America. Unfortunately they’re mostly not available in Europe, but sometimes I somehow get a sample from one. Also, now I’m thinking about it, I think all the … Continue reading

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4x Reservoir Distillery, by That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Reservoir Distillery is one of the thousands of micro distilleries that have popped up in the United States over the last decade or so. A lot of them are forgettable at best, but some of them are doing some very … Continue reading

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Barrell Bourbon, Batch 4, 6 years old, 58.4%

A few years ago, my mate Shai went back home to America, for some holiday. He thought it a good idea to do a bottle share of some things he picked up there. If I recall correctly there was a … Continue reading

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FEW 3yo, 2013-2016, 63.4% – SMWS (B4.3 – Full Flavour Behaviour)

It struck me as kind of funny that one of the few (pun intended) American whiskeys the SMWS bottles has a name with two words that are spelled in a distinctly English way. So, I got a big share of … Continue reading

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