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Monday, September 30, 2019

September 2019 in Review

Welcome to the September 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 12 unique articles and the site saw a new record with 4600+ views, up from 4205 in August.

Mark & Tobey at the 2019 CHA Dog Jog

Friday, September 27, 2019

Kentucky Owl Announces Bourbon Batch #9 Coming in October

Just in time to capitalize on the Ohio Division of Liqour Kentucky Owl Confiscated raffle on October 3, Kentucky Owl has announced the availability of their newest bourbon created by Master Distiller Dixon Dedman called Bourbon Batch #9. This is their highest-proof batch to-date coming in a whopping 127.6-proof (63.8% alcohol-by-volume) and will be available in select markets (list below) beginning in October.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) Announces Kentucky Owl Confiscated Raffle - October 3

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced an upcoming raffle for Kentucky Owl Confiscated occurring on October 3rd at four locations across the state (list below). The events start at 6 p.m. with entries collected until 7:30 p.m at which time the winners will be announced. Winners must be present to purchase.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Buffalo Trace Announces the Release of Bourbons You'll Never Be Able to Find or Buy

Buffalo Trace has announced the 2019 releases of their Antique Collection. The Antique Collection consists of five limited-release whiskeys of various ages, recipes and proofs. The five whiskeys are George T. Stagg, William Larue Weller, Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye, Eagle Rare 17 Year Old, and Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old. Suggested retail is $99 for each bottle (more on that later).

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) Announces WhistlePig Barrel Series #2 of 4 - Available September 28

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced the availability of the second of four WhistlePig Single Barrel selections that will be offered in Ohio. 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. This release is for the barrels called 'Smooth Pig' and will be available on Saturday, September 28th at 9am at select stores (list below).

Four Roses Announces 2019 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon

Four Roses has announced the release of their 2019 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon. This new bourbon is a mix of four of their recipes selected by Master Distiller Brent Elliott to create this release.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Chicken Cock Whiskey Announces Namesake Anchor Expression (Update)

Note: This post was updated on 11/2/19 after hearing from

Grain & Barrel Spirits brand Chicken Cock has announced the creation of their signature Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. This new spirit is distilled, aged, and bottled in Kentucky and produced at Bardstown Bourbon Company.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Maker's Mark Releases First Ever Limited Edition Bourbon

Maker's Mark has announced their first ever limited release with the introduction of their Maker's Mark Wood Finishing Series 2019 Limited Release: Stave Profile RC6 (what a name!). This new bourbon is bottled at barrel strength and uses proprietary wood staves that are referred to as referred to as Stave Profile RC6.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Bourbon & Whiskey Meetup in Columbus - October 9th!

Calling all bourbon and whiskey lovers in Ohio! Some friends of the site are starting a whiskey club. All are welcome and the initial information is below. This is a great event if you are new to bourbon or a seasoned vet. If you are interested or have any questions or suggestions, drop a note to

The idea is to meet, taste some whiskey, meet new friends and have some fun. We have been delayed starting as our original location we were going to meet unexpectedly closed but in that happening I think we ended up with a better place. The Buckeye Bourbon House (BBH - 36 E Gay St, Columbus, OH 43215) has agreed to host our meetings. They seem to be very accommodating.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Beam Suntory Announces Third Chapter Of Little Book Whiskey Series Titled "The Road Home"

Beam Suntory has announced the third edition of their 'Little Book' series that is developed by eighth generation Beam distiller Freddie Noe (grandson of legendary distiller Booker Noe).

Monday, September 9, 2019

Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) Announces Elijah Craig Small Batch Barrel Selection - September 13th

For the second time this year, the Ohio Division of Liquor (OHLQ) has announced the availability of a Small Batch Barrel Selection from Elijah Craig. This new release encompasses six barrels that range in age from eight to eleven years old for sale beginning at 9am on September 13th at select stores (list below).

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

MGP to Introduce Remus Repeal Reserve Series III November 13th

Indiana based MGP has announced Remus Repeal Reserve Series III Straight Bourbon Whiskey will be released on November 13th to commemorate the birthdate of George Remus, who was a bootlegger who operated out of Cincinnati during prohibition.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Bulleit 12 Year Rye

Welcome to the review for Bulleit 12 Year Rye.

If you haven't heard, Bulleit has been in the news for some negative reasons that include allegations of discrimination, sexual, and physical abuse assault against an LGBT member of the Bulleit family by the family patriarch. It has escalated to the point that parent company Diagio has removed the figurehead from representing the brand.

The news on Bulleit is very disturbing and if you have ethical concerns over supporting companies based on their behavior, this is something to keep in mind. I'm not going to let the news influence the review, but rather if I buy Bulleit in the future.

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