Tag Archives: USA

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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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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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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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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