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Saturday, August 31, 2019

August 2019 in Review

Welcome to the August 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 I posted 15 unique articles and saw a new monthly record with 4100+ views, up from 2611 in July.

Mark at Camden Yards in Baltimore

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Uncle Nearest Announces Grand Opening of New Distillery - First-Ever Whiskey Distillery to Honor an African-American

Tennessee based Uncle Nearest has announced the grand opening of phase one of their new distillery that is aptly named the Nearest Green Distillery, named after the first known African-American master distiller, Nearest Green.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) Announces Weller 12 Raffles - Happening on September 19

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced the raffling of 684 bottles of Weller 12 Year happening at various locations across the state on September 19th (list below). Raffle entries will be collected from 6pm until 7:30pm. At that time, the winners will be announced. Winners must be present to win and contain a valid ID.

Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) Announces King of Kentucky Raffle on Sept. 5

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced the availability of 39 bottles of King of Kentucky that will be raffled on September 5th. This is the first time that King of Kentucky is being sold outside of our neighbor to the south, Kentucky. The barrels were selected by Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris.

Monday, August 26, 2019

A Look Inside 'No Soliciting', A Private Bourbon Bar in Columbus, Ohio

I was recently part of an event put on by Louisville Tourism at 'Columbus's most exclusive Bourbon bar, No Soliciting'. This is one of Columbus's most closely guarded bars so I'm excited to pull back the curtain. The bar is owned by Rise Brands, which also owns Pins Mechanical Co and 16-Bit Bar+arcade.

The way this private bourbon bar works is there is a $1000 yearly membership charge, which grants entry, and then the members purchase their drinks by adding them to their account, which is billed monthly. No cash or tipping is allowed.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) Announces WhistlePig Barrel Series #1 of 4 - Available August 30th

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced the availability of the first of four WhistlePig Single Barrel selections that will be offered. The four releases are titled Spicy Pig, Smooth Pig, Rich Pig, and the Sweet Pig. All releases will be coming from 10-year-old, single barrel selections. The bottles will be available at select stores (see the list below) beginning at 9am on August 30th.

MGP Announces The Rossville Union Barrel Select Program

Lawrenceburg, Indiana based MGP has announced a new program called Rossville Union Barrel Select. The Rossville Union Barrel Select program allows customers to select custom flavor profile and packaging, including individually numbered bottles and personalized labels. Participating 'accounts' then work with MGP to taste, select and order a specialty blend of barrel reserves.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Buffalo Trace Announces Commemorative Bottling of Elmer T. Lee 100 Year Tribute Single Barrel Bourbon

To celebrate what would have been Elmer T. Lee's 100th birthday, Buffalo Trace Distillery has announced the release of a 100 proof commemorative bottling of Elmer T. Lee 100 Year Tribute Single Barrel Bourbon with the proceeds going to Frankfort VFW Post 4075.

Monday, August 19, 2019

A Guide to Getting Hard to Find Bottles in Ohio

One of the top questions I receive at this site is how to locate hard to find bottles in Ohio. I also can't begin to count how many times I've been in a liquor store and have seen someone ask if they have any bottles of Blanton's available (spoiler alert... they don't).

I've written plenty about why I don't believe the state should control liquor distribution in the state and the many disadvantages that it has for consumers. However, one of the main advantages of this system is the state is in full control of where bottles are at any given time because they are the sole distributor.

Friday, August 16, 2019

ColumbusBourbon Reviews - Everything You Need to Know

Thank you for finding I started this site in the autumn of 2018 with the goal of providing bourbon and whiskey news with how it impacts the great people of Ohio. Additionally, I do reviews on the 1st and the 16th of the month. With this being the 16th, I thought it would be a good opportunity to lift the veil and review the reviews and create an FAQ of sorts.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Michter's Introduces Limited Edition US*1 Toasted Barrel Sour Mash Whiskey

Michter's Distillery has announced the release of US*1 Toasted Barrel Sour Mash Whiskey hitting stores beginning in September, 2019. This will mark the first ever release of Michter's US*1 Toasted Barrel Sour Mash Whiskey.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Kentucky Owl Announces 10-Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey Batch #3

Kentucky Owl has announced the release of Kentucky Owl 10-Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey Batch #3. This new product will be hitting select store shelves later this month.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) Announces Crown Royal Single Barrel - Available August 16

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced the availability of Crown Royal Single Barrel at select liquor stores (listed at the bottom) beginning at 9am on August 16th. Each location will receive a minimum of 66 bottles. Additionally, Director of Whisky Engagement for Crown, Stephen Wilson,  will be at the Giant Eagle in Parma to sign your bottles from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Wild Turkey Introduces Master's Keep Cornerstone Rye

Wild Turkey has announced a new spirit created by acclaimed Master Distiller Eddie Russell called Master's Keep Cornerstone Rye, which is the fourth installment of their Master's Keep series. This is the oldest rye ever released by Wild Turkey coming in as a mixture of barrels aged between 9 and 11 years.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Boone County Releases Small Batch Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Boone County Distilling has announced a new Small Batch Straight Bourbon Whiskey that will be available at their Gift Shop at the Distillery in Independence, Kentucky. 

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Pikesville Rye Review

Welcome to the review of Pikesville Straight Rye Whiskey. Like the last review of 451 Boneshaker, this bottle was received as a birthday gift from friend of the site, Ashwin. I've been saving this for months so I'm excited to get into it.

 As always, I'll get started with the specifications.