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Sunday, June 30, 2019

June 2019 in Review

Welcome to the June 2019 recap. If you are looking for more ways to interact with us and share your love of bourbon, please tell everyone you know and follow us on Instagram!

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This month we posted 15 unique articles and saw 3250+ views, up from 1915 in May (although around 800 were from an Israeli bot on June 25).

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Michter's To Introduce 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye in July

Michter's has announced the release of a new 10 Year Rye coming in July. This new spirit is the first new release under Master Distiller Dan McKee. Michter's has also announced that they continue to experience whiskey shortages so it is anticipated that this will be the only bottling of the distiller's 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye this year.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Chicken Cock Whiskey Releases Beer Barrel Select

Grain & Barrel Spirits owned Chicken Cock Whiskey, in a collaboration with Goodwood Brewing, has released 1800 bottles of a new spirit they are calling Beer Barrel Select Whiskey. This new spirit is a blend of 1.5-11.5 year old Kentucky Bourbons finished in Walnut Brown Ale barrels.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Bulleit to Become Newest Member of the Bourbon Trail with the Opening of the Bulleit Distilling Co Visitor Experience

The newly created Bulleit Distilling Co. Visitor Experience is scheduled to open to the public on June 25th becoming the 17th stop on the famed Bourbon Trail. The visitor center is located in Shelbyville, KY, which is located approximately 30 miles from downtown Louisville and Lexington and will offer unique experiences that hope to differentiate Bulleit from other stops.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Ohio Division of Liquor Control Announces Smooth Ambler Selections - Available June 27

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control has announced the availability of Smooth Ambler Big Level Wheated and Smooth Ambler Old Scout Single Barrel Select 13 Year Cask Strength. This is the first time the Big Level Wheated will be available in Ohio. Both selections will hit shelves at select liquor stores (listed at the bottom) beginning at store open on June 27th. Each location will receive 21 bottles of each product.

O.Z. Tyler Suffers Warehouse Collapse - 4500 Barrels Impacted

Shortly after midnight on June 17th, a the northeast quadrant of O.Z. Tyler's Warehouse H suffered a collapse. O.Z. Tyler announced that the section of the warehouse that collapsed had 4500 barrels that were impacted, but only 'a small fraction that appear to have damage.'

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Bourbon & Whiskey Quick Hits - June 20

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.
  • Tyrconnell Introduces 16 Year Old Oloroso & Moscatel Cask Finish Limited-Edition Irish Whiskey - Irish Whiskey maker Tyrconnell has introduced their oldest cask-finished expression to date in the form of their 16 year old Oloroso & Moscatel 16 year. This new spirit will hit select markets in June with a MSRP of $100 for a 750 ml bottle and comes in at 92 proof (46% alcohol).

    This new spirit was produced using pot stills and only three ingredients... Irish barley, yeast and pure Irish spring water. The spirit spent '16 years in American White Oak ex-bourbon barrels before an additional maturation in wine casks from the Andalucia region of Southern Spain, which were initially seasoned with Oloroso sherry before a second seasoning with Moscatel wine.'

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Kentucky Peerless Announces Their First New Bourbon in 102 Years

Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company has announced a new bourbon that will be available to the public on June 22. This new bourbon is the first new bourbon made under the Peerless name in 102 years and is the first Peerless Bourbon available without a prescription since Prohibition.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Coopers' Craft Bourbon Review

Welcome to the review of Coopers' Craft Bourbon. This is our first foray into Coopers' craft, but we're very family with Brown-Forman from our reviews of Woodford Reserve (one of our favorites) and Old Forester Rye (not one of our favorites). For those unfamiliar with Coopers' Craft, they are named after the Cooper, which is the trade responsible for creating the barrels that the bourbon is aged in. They have the motto "From Bark to Barrel to Bourbon"...

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

Friday, June 14, 2019

Ohio Division of Liquor Control Announces Barrel Select Knob Creek - Available June 22

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control has announced the availability of 15 select barrels picked by Master Distillers Fred Noe, Sr. and Fred Noe, Jr. specifically for the state of Ohio. These unique bottles will available at select Ohio Liquor stores (listed below) beginning at 3pm on Saturday, June 22nd.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Bardstown Bourbon Company Introduces Limited Edition Discovery Series #1

Bardstown Bourbon Company has announced the release of Discovery Series #1. This new bourbon blends four bourbons ranging from 5 and 13 years into a single release.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Old Forester Announces 2019 Edition Birthday Bourbon - Coming September 2

Brown-Forman owned Old Forester has announced their 19th edition and highest proofed Birthday Bourbon ever (105 proof, 52.5% alcohol) with the 2019 version arriving in stores on September 2.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Ohio Division of Liquor Control Announces Russell's Reserve Barrel Selection - Available June 14

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control has announced the availability of 10 select barrels picked by Master Distiller Eddie Russell specifically for the state of Ohio. These unique bottles will available at select Ohio Liquor stores (listed below) beginning at 9am on June 14th.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Basil Hayden's Announces Limited Edition Caribbean Reserve Rye

Jim Beam owned Basil Hayden's has announced the release of a limited edition Basil Hayden's Caribbean Reserve Rye. This new rye is a blend of 8-year-old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey and 4-year-old Canadian Rye Whisky, which is then finished with Black Strap Rum. 

Monday, June 3, 2019

Buffalo Trace Announces Old Charter Oak French Oak

Buffalo Trace has announced the second release in their Old Charter Oak series with the introduction of French Oak. For those not familiar with the Old Charter Oak series, this is Buffalo Trace's attempt to try barrels produced with various types and species of oak, which will bring out unique flavors and taste profiles. Our write up of the first bourbon made with Mongolian Oak can be found here.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Boone County Eighteen33 12 Year Review

Welcome to the review of Boone County Eighteen33. We've written about Boone County previously on our Bourbon Trail Series. This is our first experience reviewing a Boone County product so we're excited to get started. The interesting thing about this bourbon is that they outsourced the product to fill the gap between when their house-made bourbon will be ready. The Eighteen33 is an homage to when the first Boone County Distilling company was founded. The rumor is that they will run out of this bourbon before their bourbon is ready to hit the shelves. This was confirmed during the tour so if this is in your wheelhouse, stock up while you can.

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