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2022 Yellowstone Ltd Edition & King of Kentucky 15-Year Review

In Bourbon Whiskey Reviews by Patrick "Pops" GarrettLeave a Comment

Since we’re just a mere two weeks out from Bourbon Heritage Month I thought it would be a nice change of pace to do a video review of two of the most recent brand releases – the 2022 Yellowstone Limited Edition and the 2022 King of Kentucky 15-Year. Finding these limited releases isn’t easy or cheap so take a few minutes and find out whether either is worth the effort this year. Or if you’re short on time you can scrub through the video to find my Bottle, Bar or Bust rating information.

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Virginia Gentleman Bourbon Review

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Virginia Gentleman Bourbon has been produced by the A. Smith Bowman Distillery since 1934 when the distillery opened on the Bowman farm. That farm is now the town of Reston, Virginia and the distillery is currently located in Fredericksburg, VA. Virginia Gentleman first came on the market in 1938 and is still available, mostly in the Virginia, Maryland, Washington, DC area but I have found it on web sites elsewhere in the US.

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Hardin’s Creek: Colonel James B. Beam Bourbon Review

In Bourbon Whiskey Reviews by Frank Dobbins and Steve Coomes1 Comment

As a proof of concept, Freddie Noe knocked this expression out of the park. With notes of strawberry puree, that familiar Jim Beam peanut brittle, and flavorful baking spice to go along with a truly satisfying Kentucky hug, Hardin’s Creek: Colonel James B. Beam has a lot to like on the palate. The greatest nit to pick, of course, lies with the decision to price this bottle at $80.

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Hardin’s Creek: Jacob’s Well Bourbon Review

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Hardin’s Creek: Jacob’s Well has generated a swirl on intrigue ever since its TTB label filing went public. So, with all the hype surrounding this release, I was curious to see how it would ultimately taste. The result? Perhaps unsurprisingly it displays a lot of oak, but otherwise, it features a tasty mélange of classic bourbon notes: caramel, Cherry Garcia ice cream, rich leather and vanilla extract lead the pack with subtler rye spices and apricot flavors finding their way as well.