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Ragged Branch Distillery 4 Year Bourbon Release & Review

In Bourbon Whiskey Reviews by Lee Stang2 Comments

Ragged Branch Distillery started Bourbon Heritage Month off with a bang by releasing their first Non Age Stated Bourbon. Over eight years in the making this is an exciting time for a new distillery.

I admit that I was excited to be back at Ragged Branch and had hoped that I would be invited back for this occasion. We had visited last year when the distillery started releasing their two year old bourbon (read about that visit here, Part 1 and Part 2). When they reached out to Bourbon and Banter again, back in June, and asked if I would be interested to come back to Charlottesville, VA for their four year old wheated bourbon release, I couldn’t wait.

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Hibiki Japanese Harmony Whisky Review

In Japanese Whisky Reviews by Paul Needham2 Comments

This is a severe departure from a bourbon-bomb that’s single-barrel or cask-strength. It is appropriate that the brand’s own notes include the phrase “a full orchestra of flavors.” If a high-proofed bourbon is rock-and-roll, then this is truly a classical masterpiece. Obviously, being a fan of one, doesn’t mean you can’t be a fan of the other: sometimes you’re in the mood for Led Zeppelin or the Red Hot Chili Peppers and other times can call for Beethoven or Vivaldi.