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Friday, May 31, 2019

Bourbon & Whiskey Quick Hits - May 31

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.

May 2019 in Review

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This month we posted 13 unique articles and saw 1900+ views, Up from 1781 in April.

Tobey and Baby Leo All Tuckered Out From All the Bourbon News

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Reservoir Distillery Introduces Hunter & Scott Rye Whiskey

Virginia based Reservoir Distillery has announced a new product to their lineup in Hunter & Scott Rye Whiskey. This new rye comes with a 90 proof (45% alcohol), an MSRP of $49.99, and a mash bill comprising of all Virginia-grown 67% rye and 33% wheat.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

2019 Father's Day Gift Guide - Gifts for the Bourbon and Whiskey Loving Dad

With Father's Day right around the corner (June 16th), I thought it would be helpful to post some gift ideas for the whiskey and bourbon lover in your life. For even more gift ideas, check out 2019 Valentine's Gift Guide or the 2018 Holiday Gift Guide.

As always, the top recommendation is to open a special bottle that you've been saving and enjoy the time together... however, if you are looking for something more tangible, check out some of the products below.
  • Cuff-links made from a used bourbon barrel - $20-$85 - There are a ton of options and styles at various price points. Some, you can even personalize with initials. Our favorite are the simple cuff-links in silver with the initials at the bottom. 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Sam Houston Announces New 12-Year-Old Bourbon

Sam Houston Bourbon Whiskey has announced their second release with a new 12 Year Bourbon . This new bourbon was produced by Steve Nally, John Hargrove, and the team at Bardstown Bourbon Company. For those unfamiliar with Bardstown Bourbon Company, this write-up by will tell you everything you ever need to know and more.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Woodford Announces Latest Master's Collection Called 2019 Batch Proof

Woodford has announced their latest addition to their Master's Collection in the form of a new spirit called '2019 Batch Proof'.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Old Forester Rye Review

Welcome to the review of Old Forester Rye. We wrote about this when it was announced and scored a bottle while on vacation in Illinois. We're hitting this review with high expectations as Old Forester Bourbon is one of our favorite moderately priced bourbons for many of us here at

With that said, let's get started with the specifications.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Buffalo Trace Announces New Bottling Available for Charities

Buffalo Trace has announced new bottles that will benefit various charities across the country. As you may know, Buffalo Trace has the world's only bonded single barrel aging warehouse. This means that they have a warehouse dedicated to one barrel that is certified by the government (bonded). They use this to hold their special barrels. Starting in 2008, this held their 6 millionth barrel produced.... however, in 2018, they had to make room for their 7 millionth barrel... this meant the previous barrel needed to be moved to a another warehouse to continue to mature.

Buffalo Trace has now determined that it is time to begin bottling the 6 millionth barrel in limited edition 375ml bottles going exclusively to non-profit organizations for fundraising opportunities. The barrel produced 400 bottles that will be given free to charge to charities in order to auction off to raise money.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Master Distiller Marianne Eaves Departs Castle & Key Distillery

Castle & Key distillery and Master Distiller Marianne Eaves have announced through Instagram posts that master distiller Marianne Eaves is departing the company. If you are unfamiliar with Castle & Key, we did a write up you can read here.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Heaven's Door Announces Two New Limited Release Whiskeys

Tennessee Distiller Heaven's Door has announced the release of their 10 Year Old 100 Proof Tennessee Straight Bourbon.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Wednesday Bourbon & Whiskey Quick Hits - May 8

Welcome to the latest installment of our Bourbon and 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.

  • Sugarfina Creates Caffeinated and Boozy Gummy Bears - Sugarfina has announced the creation of caffeinated Cold Brew Bears®, which are made with real coffee and have 60mg caffeine per serving (equivalent to one shot of espresso)... for those looking for more than coffee buzz, and would prefer a real buzz, they created the Bourbon Cold Brew Bears®, which they say...

    "Add a splash of real bourbon for those who need a little something extra to get through their day"

    So we'll just get this out of the way.... if you need gummy bears infused with bourbon to get through the day, please get help. However, these do make a fun gift. The gummies are non-alcoholic and go for $8.50 for a small candy cube and $45.00 for a 2.5lb bag

Monday, May 6, 2019

Our 10K Page-view Spectacular! Get to Know

At some point on May 1st, the site crossed over the 10,000 page-view threshold. Thank you to everyone who has visited, and please continue to tell everybody! When I started this site in the fall of 2018, I never thought we would hit this milestone so fast. In fact, here is the run down of the traffic since the site began...

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Bardstown Bourbon Company Announces Their First Product - Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series #1

Bardstown Bourbon Company has announced their first bourbon called Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series #1. This new bourbon is a blend of Bardstown Bourbon Company's estate-made, two-year-old wheat and high-rye bourbons, with an 11-year-old sourced Kentucky bourbon.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Ancient Ancient Age 10 Star Review

Welcome to the review for Ancient Ancient Age 10 Star... the bourbon they thought was so good that Buffalo Trace named it twice. We've previously written about Ancient Ancient Age concerning the rumors that it was going to be discontinued. With the response from Buffalo Trace that it isn't being discontinued.... Let's start the review!