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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

April 2019 In Review

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This month we posted 12 unique articles and saw 1750+ views, down from and all-time high of 3110 in March.


Month in Review

April 01 - Jefferson's Ocean Voyage 4 Review

April 03 - Ancient Ancient Age 10 Star... Has It Been Discontinued?

April 08 - Henry McKenna Single Barrel Wins “Best in Show Whiskey” at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

April 09 - Kentucky Owl Announces New Bourbon Called 'Confiscated'

April 11 - Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Returns with a Limited Re-Release

April 12 - Friday Bourbon & Whiskey Quick Hits - April 12

April 16 - Basil Hayden's Dark Rye Review

April 18 - Ohio Division of Liquor Control Announces O.F.C. (1993 Vintage)/Double Eagle Very Rare Bottle Lottery Winners

April 22 - Bourbon & Whiskey Quick Hits - April 22

April 24 - Ohio Division of Liquor Control Announces New Batches from Woodford Reserve - Available May 3

April 25 - Michter's Names Distiller Dan McKee As Master Distiller

April 29 - Lux Row Announces Arrival of Blood Oath Pact #5

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Lux Row Announces Arrival of Blood Oath Pact #5

Lux Row Distillery has announced the arrival of their Blood Oath Pact #5. For those who have never heard of Blood Oath, this is Lux Row's ultra-premium bourbon released once a year, in limited quantities, and at a premium price.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Michter's Names Distiller Dan McKee As Master Distiller

Michter's has announced that current distiller Dan McKee be promoted to Master Distiller succeeding his mentor, Pamela Heilmann, who has announced her retirement. Additionally, Distillery Manager Matt Bell will become distiller. All changes will become effective on May 1, 2019. The 2019 bottling of Michter's 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon will be the final Michter's release during Heilmann's tenure as Master Distiller.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Ohio Division of Liquor Control Announces New Batches from Woodford Reserve - Available May 3

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control has announced the availability of four selections from Woodford Reserve beginning at 9am on Friday, May 3rd at selected agencies across the state. These new selections are being called 'Woodford Reserve selection, Buckeye Blend No. 2.'


Monday, April 22, 2019

Bourbon & Whiskey Quick Hits - April 22

Welcome to the latest installment of our Bourbon & Whiskey Quick Hits. This is our roundup of bourbon and whiskey news that are important, but aren't big enough to warrant an article on their own.

  • Diageo and Jiangsu Yanghe Distillery form joint venture called ‘Zhong Shi Ji' - Diagio, maker of such spirits as Bulleit, Crown Royal, and Johnny Walker, announced a joint venture with Chinese Distillery Jiangsu Yanghe to create a new product called Zhong Shi Ji. They are billing this new product as:

    'A premium taste of East and West’. This new-to-world whisky is carefully and specially crafted by master blenders and distillers from Scotland and China.'

    Zhong Shi Ji is a collaboration between Diageo Scotch Whisky master blender, Craig Wallace, and a China Alcoholic Drinks Association's Chinese Baijiu master, Zhou Xinhu and is an attempt to reach the $178 billion dollar Chinese spirit market. No word on the profile of the product or the suggested price. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Basil Hayden's Dark Rye Review

Welcome to the review for Basil Hayden's Dark Rye. This is Basil Hayden's attempt to combine their rye whiskey, Canadian whiskey, and port. This is already our third review of Basil Hayden's following Basil Hayden's Bourbon and Basil Hayden's Two By Two.

As always, let's get started with the details!

Friday, April 12, 2019

Friday Bourbon & Whiskey Quick Hits - April 12

Welcome to the latest installment of our Friday Quick Hits. This is our roundup of bourbon and whiskey news that are important, but aren't big enough to warrant an article on their own.
  • Coppercraft Distillery Announces Multi-Year Sponsorship with Detroit Tigers - The new sponsorship includes branding of Comerica Park's right field bar and Coppercraft Distillery signage featured at the ballpark's Bourbon Bar. Brandon Joldersma, director of sales says:

    "This agreement advances our long-term growth strategy, which includes expanding awareness of the Coppercraft brand throughout the Detroit metropolitan area and the State of Michigan, Fans can now enjoy watching Tigers games from a unique vantage point at the Coppercraft Distillery Bar in right field, and at a dedicated Bourbon Bar on the main concourse."

Coppercraft Distillery


Thursday, April 11, 2019

Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Returns with a Limited Re-Release

Diageo has announced the re-release of the 22-year old version of Blade and Bow. This new release is to celebrate the opening of the Stitzel-Weller Distillery 84 years ago.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Kentucky Owl Announces New Bourbon Called 'Confiscated'

Kentucky Owl has announced the release of Confiscated, the latest handcrafted batch of Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey from master blender Dixon Dedman.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Henry McKenna Single Barrel Wins “Best in Show Whiskey” at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

In only the second time ever, a bourbon has taken the top prize at the World Spirits Competition with  Heaven Hill Distillery’s Henry McKenna Single Barrel Bourbon winning the “Best in Show Whiskey” at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The only other bourbon to ever take home the coveted award was 2008 Parker’s Heritage Collection 27-Year-Old.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Ancient Ancient Age 10 Star... Has It Been Discontinued?

Here at ColumbusBourbon.com, we've been hearing lots of rumors on Instagramreddit, forums, and first-hand in liquor stores that Ancient Ancient Age 10 Star has been discontinued.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Jefferson's Ocean Voyage 4 Review

Welcome to the review for Jefferson's Ocean, Voyage 4. Jefferson's Ocean started as an experiment to discover what would happen if bourbon was left to weather the extreme elements: temperature fluctuations, salt air, and the gentle rocking of the ship. It started with three barrels on the first voyage and has now turned into a real money maker for the Jefferson's brand as they are now up to their 15th voyage.


Since the ports, routes, and weather are different for each voyage, they all come out with a unique taste and profile. With that said... Let's get into it.