Tag Archives: Kentucky

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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Willett 2yo, Small Batch, 55.9%

There’s two main distinctions with the Willett whiskeys: The stuff they distilled, and the stuff the bought and blended. The older ones are all bought casks from other distilleries, and these ‘Family Estate Small Batch Rye’ are from casks they … 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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Copper & Kings Butchertown Brandy, 62%

I guess there’s a first for everything. In this case a first American brandy, distilled in a hotbed of bourbon distilleries: Louisville, Kentucky. The brandy was matured in bourbon casks for an unknown amount of years, but we know it’s … 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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Willett 8yo, Cask 1408, 58.8%

Willett is one of those American whiskey projects that blends products from elsewhere while they build their distillery. The big difference is that Willett has been around for ages and gathered lots of fame with their very old rye whiskeys … Continue reading

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