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Jefferson’s Ocean-Aged Bourbon Review

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Update: Here’s an update on where Jefferson’s Ocean-Aged Bourbon was released. “Tonight is a good night. No. Tonight is a great night!” That’s what was running through my head as I sat down to write my Jefferson’s Ocean-Aged Bourbon Review. I was, in all honesty, as excited as a grade schooler watching the minute hand on a clock wind down the final minutes til Summer vacation. I was finally going to taste the almost mythical Jefferson’s Ocean-Aged Bourbon. The bourbon that has  occupied my mind ever since I heard rumors of it last year. Jefferson’s “Ridiculously Small Batch” bourbons have always …

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Wild Turkey American Honey & A Beautiful Redhead

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What does Wild Turkey American Honey have in common with a beautiful redhead?  That’s a good question. Lucky for you I’m going to answer that question and share one hell of a recipe for some summer sipping bourbon iced tea. Take a seat and let me begin my story… Meet Kate. She’s the beautiful redhead I’m talking about. 13 years ago this weekend she did me the honor of becoming my wife and partner in crime.  While it was obvious I was marrying well above my pay grade, I had no idea just how amazing the next 13 years would …

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Breckenridge Bourbon Whiskey Review

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As we’re all aware, bourbon by law, does not have to be made in Kentucky. I know that many of you feel differently but the sake of my review I’d appreciate it if you could all simmer down and play by the rules for the next 5 minutes.  This geography lesson is important because Breckenridge Bourbon is made in Breckenridge, CO – at 9,600 ft above sea level. How’s that for a change of pace? Breckenridge Bourbon Whiskey is made from a high-rye mash bill mixed with Rocky Mountain snowmelt into a traditional open-top Scottish fermenter and then distilled using …

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Jefferson’s Reserve Very Old Bourbon Review

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Jefferson’s Reserve is a big, sophisticated bourbon that has a lot of flavor up front, a lot of weight mid palate and a deep, wonderful finish.Jefferson’s Click to explore our complete library of reviews to help you choose your next perfect bottle.Jefferson’s Very Old Bourbon YEAR: 2011 (933/2400 Bottles | Batch No.88) PROOF: 90.2 (45.1% ABV) BUY ONLINE: Wine-Searcher.com POP’S NOTESBRAND NOTESNOSE: Butterscotch | Raisins | Vanilla (Special Note: Very little alcohol smell) TASTE: Oak | Tobacco| Brown Sugar FINISH: Nice and smooth on the front of the tongue with just a little burn on the back as you swallow. Not to much …

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Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon Review

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Recently Woodford Reserve released a new expression called Woodford Reserve Double Oaked.  It’s their first expression in over 15 years and I’m happy to report that they’ve done a wonderful job with their newest addition. But before we get into my tasting notes I think we need to provide a little explanation of just what “double oaked” means. Here’s what they have to say over on Woodford’s website: “An innovative approach to twice-barreled bourbon creates the rich and colorful flavor of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked. Uniquely matured in separate, charred oak barrels – the second barrel deeply toasted before a …

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Jim Beam Devil’s Cut | Bourbon Review

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“As bourbon ages, a portion of the liquid is lost from the barrel due to evaporation—that’s the “Angel’s Share.” After aging, when the bourbon is dumped out of the barrel, a certain amount of whiskey is left trapped within the wood of every barrel.  We call that the “devil’s cut.” So goes the explanation of the Devil’s Cut name per the brand’s Jim Beam website. Whether or not you chalk the name up to clever marketing or bourbon inspired genius (I believe the latter, btw) Devil’s Cut is a bourbon that you shouldn’t overlook when looking for something new to try. This …

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Elijah Craig 18-Year-Old Single Barrel | Bourbon Review

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What comes to mind when you think of 18-years old? I suspect that many of you think about pseudo-mature teenagers who are still living off their parents in desperate need of a few more years of growing up and maturation. (If “18-year old” conjured up anything less pure in nature we won’t judge you but please remember this isn’t “that kind” of website.) When talking about the Elijah Craig 18-Year-Old Single Barrel Bourbon I can tell you that it’s anything but immature. No sir! There’s nothing in this bourbon that screams out “hide your car keys and lock your liquor …

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Four Roses Limited Edition 2011 Bourbon Review

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Fair warning folks, this is my first ever official bourbon review. Or should I say, my first ever bourbon review put down on paper. Because you know darn well that I’ve tasted my fair share of bourbons and haven’t been shy is sharing my opinion verbally. So let’s just call this the first “official” review so we can get on with things.

As I write this review, I’m not entirely sure that the world really needs another person cranking out bourbon reviews. After all, there are plenty of great websites with detailed and methodical reviews telling you more than you’ve ever wanted to know about a specific bourbon. And besides, I don’t have the patience to be detailed and methodical.