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Old Baldy Batch 1 Review

In American Whiskey Reviews by Brett AtlasLeave a Comment

Dave Perkins from High West once told me that whiskey drinkers want two things: (1) Something they’ve never had, and (2) Something they can’t get. You probably haven’t tried the first batch of Old Baldy yet, and if you want one of the 320 bottles, you’ll have to travel to one store in Northern Kentucky to get it.

Old Baldy is the brainchild of Cork N’ Bottle’s Ed Bley, who has picked more private barrels than most of us own bottles. Teaming up with Jeff Mattingly, who sourced the whiskey, Ed tasted his way through 35 different barrels until he had the five he wanted. From those five barrels, he concocted nine different blends to arrive at the final result and married the whiskeys together for nearly three weeks.

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High West Bourye “Limited Sighting” Review

In American Whiskey Reviews by Kyle GeorgeLeave a Comment

Bourye is a beautiful whiskey with a great dark amber color. With a slight twirl of the glass, it gives off some nice thick legs. Past renditions of this blend I have not enjoyed, however, I have been very happy with this “Limited Sighting,” as High West is calling it. The nose, while having a little alcohol on it, gives off a beautiful bouquet. The more I sit and nose the glass; the more different notes keep presenting themselves. Would have to say my only real complaint with this pour would be the finish. Wish there was just a little bit more there; while the warmth stays with you, it just doesn’t coat your palate as some other whiskeys do. Overall this is a great product and would encourage everyone to try out.

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Distillery 291 Colorado Whiskey Review

In American Whiskey Reviews by Brett Atlas2 Comments

I don’t like young whiskey. At best you get an interesting tropical banana flavor, and at worst your tongue feels like someone put a match out on it. That’s what I’d tell people before drinking the Colorado Whiskey. Distillery 291 has caused me to enjoy the flavor of an exciting young whiskey, rather than wish it had spent more time in the barrel. If I had to complain, I’d want a bigger finish, but that has already been addressed by the release of their Barrel Proof Colorado Rye.