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Thursday, October 31, 2019

October 2019 in Review

Welcome to the October 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 13 unique articles and the site saw 4650+ views, down from the all-time high of 4906 in September.

Mark in Northern Minnesota 

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) Announces Four Roses 2019 Limited Edition Small Batch Raffle - November 6

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced raffles for Four Roses 2019 Limited Edition Small Batch occurring on November 6th. The raffle will occur at four locations across the state (locations below) with entries accepted beginning at 6:00pm with the raffle occurring at 7:30pm and entrants must be present to win. The bottles will sell for $149.99 + tax for a 750ml bottle.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Buffalo Trace Announces Next Edition of Old Charter Oak Series with Canadian Oak

Buffalo Trace has announced the next edition of their Old Charter Oak Series with the addition of Canadian Oak. The Old Charter Oak Series  is Buffalo Trace's attempt to try barrels produced with various types and species of oak, with the intent to bring out unique flavors and taste profiles. This new version follows the June announcement of French Oak, and Mongolian Oak in December of 2018.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Woodford Announces Latest Master's Collection Called Chocolate Malted Rye Bourbon

Woodford has announced their latest addition to their Master's Collection in the form of a new spirit called 'Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Chocolate Malted Rye Bourbon.' This is the second release in 2019 of the Master's Collection joining 2019 Batch Proof that was announced in May.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) Announces Joseph Magnus Single Barrels - Available 9am on October 26

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced a limited release of nine barrels of Joseph Magnus available exclusively to Ohio. The release will start on October 26th at 9am at select stores (list below) and will sell for $101.99 + tax for a 750ml bottle. The State Liquor Control worked with first time with Master Blender Nancy Fraley to choose the barrels for this release.

Buffalo Trace Announces 2019 Pappy Van Winkle Annual Release You'll Never Be Able to Buy

Buffalo Trace Distillery has announced the release of the 2019 Van Winkle Bourbon Collection. Van Winkle bourbons are aged longer than most bourbons and are the most sought out by bourbon connoisseurs... whether this is due to their scarcity or quality is a lingering debate.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Larceny Announces First Brand Extension with Larceny Barrel Proof

Heaven Hill brand Larceny has announces their first brand extension with a new spirit called Larceny Barrel Proof. This new edition will be released three times per year (January, May, and September), with the first shipment arriving in January of 2020.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Central Ohio Whiskey Society (COWS) Gets Its Start

On a beautiful early October evening several people made their way to downtown Columbus to The Buckeye Bourbon House (BBH) for the first meeting of the Central Ohio Whiskey Society. The anticipation of the group was in the meeting of new friends and old but the flight of 3 whiskeys, they were going to get to taste blind, was what brought them to BBH.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Baker's Reintroduces Itself As Single Barrel Bourbon

Beam Suntory brand Baker's has announced that it is transitioning itself to a single barrel bourbon while maintaining their 107 proof and minimum seven-year age statement. As part of the transition, Baker's has introduced a new bottle design that includes details about the individual barrel as well the warehouse in which it was aged and the date bottled.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) Announces Jefferson's Reserve and Ocean - Available 9am on October 11 (updated)

10-09-2019 - This post has been updated to reflect that the Jefferson's Ocean is not barrell strength.

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced a limited release of two Jefferson's single barrel products. The release will start on October 11th at 9am at select stores (list below). The State Liquor Control worked with Master Blender Trey Zoeller to choose the selections of Jefferson's Reserve and Ocean Reserve 17 specifically for Ohio.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Announcement: Central Ohio Whiskey Society (COWS) First Meet-Up - October 9th

From time to time, we hear of events and announcements for bourbon and whiskey fans in Ohio. For anyone close to Columbus, this is a new whiskey group started by friends of the site (Eric). The first meeting will be Wednesday, October 9th at 5:30pm at the Buckeye Bourbon House at 36 East Gay Street, Columbus, OH 43215. The announcement and RSVP is below.

Hello all!

We are a week away from our first meeting. I am using the name of Central Ohio Whiskey Society (COWS) until we vote on an official name at the meeting. I have set up an Eventbrite just so Buckeye Bourbon House will have a head count. Don't pay anything through the Eventbrite. Just bring your $10 on the 9th.

Also, be sure to pass this link around to others that you may think would be interested in joining in on the fun.

Thanks again and can't wait to taste some whiskey with old and new friends.


Eventbrite Link

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Beam Suntory Announces Knob Creek Quarter Oak Bourbon

Knob Creek has announced the limited release of a new spirit titled Knob Creek Quarter Oak. This new bourbon uses a secondary finishing approach to bring out enhance the influence of oak (more on this later).

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Hooray, We're 1 Years Old!

October 2nd marked the anniversary of the first post on It was a review of Basil Hayden's you can view here. Since that time, I've posted 185+ articles and conducted 25 bourbon and whiskey reviews. Additionally, the site has had over 25,500 page-views, been displayed 59,000+ times in Google searches, had over 3600 clicks from Google and over 1000 from Facebook. It's been an incredible year that has exceeded my expectations.

If you're looking for more ColumbusBourbon or ways to interact, follow us on Instagram or come to a bourbon meetup. Our first meetup is happening on October 9th at Buckeye Bourbon House in Columbus. As I reflect on the first year, I want to thank everyone for visiting and spreading the word. I'm excited for the future.



Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Lux Row Distillers Announces Double Barrel Bourbon

Lux Row Distillers (makers of our highest rated bourbon) has announced their newest spirit called Lux Row Distillers Double Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. This new limited release bourbon is a 'thank you' to customers for supporting Lux Row Distillers during their first year in business.