Category Archives: – Bourbon

Uncle Nearest 1856, 50% – Nearest Green Distillery

I’ve more or less given up on Bourbon’s back stories since there’s more fiction than fact in these, generally. If you go by everyone’s origin story there’s about 25 guys who invented bourbon as we know it, so there’s no … Continue reading

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Online tasting: USA Exclusive II, by Whisky4All / Norbert Tebarts

Norbert is a guy who’s been around for ages in the whisky world, and has started his own company to host tastings and have stands at festivals a few years ago. He is mostly known for his enthusiasm about American … Continue reading

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Old Forester ‘1920 Prohibition Style’, 57.5%

This bottling from a few years ago is one that I had my mind set on since last week. That’s not long at all, but there’s a bit of a story there. A little while ago, with an exponentially growing … Continue reading

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De Whiskykoning’s American Whiskey Tasting, 2020 edition

Every year there are lots of thematic tastings at Whiskyslijterij De Koning. I always try to participate in some, but it’s a logistical nightmare to get back home later at night. Sometimes the trip back takes three hours with lots … Continue reading

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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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