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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

OHLQ Announces Blanton's, Eagle Rare, and E.H. Taylor Lottery Winners

The Ohio Department of Liquor has posted the results of the 2021 Blanton's, Eagle Rare, and E.H. Taylor Lottery. Sadly, for the second lottery in a row, there was a Mark R on the winners list, but it wasn't me.

You can click here to see the entire winners list. I've reached out to OHLQ for additional details on how many entries were received and will have more analysis when I hear back. 

Congrats to all the winners. 



Monday, April 12, 2021

Heaven Hill Announces Spring 2021 Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon

Heaven Hill has announced the Spring 2021 edition of Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon. This edition comes in at 8 years old... and, since it's bottled-in-bond, the proof is set to 100 (50% alcohol). As you may know, for something to be labeled as bottled-in-bond, it must be the product of a single distillery from a single distilling season, aged a minimum of four years, and bottled at 100 proof or 50% alcohol by volume.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Ben & Jerry's partners with WhistlePig on new ice cream flavor called "Whiskey Biz"

American icons Ben and Jerry's has partnered with fellow Vermont company WhistlePig Whiskey to create a new booze-infused flavor called 'Whiskey Biz.' The Whiskey Biz Topped flavor is a brown butter bourbon ice cream with blonde brownies & WhistlePig Whiskey-infused caramel swirls, topped with white chocolatey ganache & white fudge chunks. 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

March 2021 in Review

Welcome to the March 2021 recap. If you are looking for more ways to interact and share your love of bourbon, please tell a friend.

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This month I posted 10 articles. The site saw over 20,000 page-views. Up from the 17,837 views in February and up over 100% from the 9823 views in March of 2020. 


Miss Fiona (8 months) on the left and
my old guy Tobey (15 1/2) on the right

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Lux Row Announces Arrival of Blood Oath Pact #7 - Finished in Sauternes Casks

MGP Owned, Lux Row Distillery has announced the arrival of their Blood Oath Pact #7. This is Lux Row's ultra-premium bourbon released once a year in limited quantities and sold at a premium price.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Jim Beam Pre-Prohibition Style Rye Review

Welcome to my review for Jim Beam Rye. Jim Beam Bourbon was my go-to bourbon all through college and beyond until I started upping my game so I'm hopeful this will be a nice throwback. 

Let's get started with the basics. 



Manufacturer: Beam Suntory

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Q&A #2 - A Columbus Bourbon Second!

It's been a few months and I had a good time with the first Q&A so I figured I'd so a second. A few people wrote in after the first one asking if these are real questions. If they have a name with them or say anonymous, they are questions I've received. If they don't, then it's a question people ask in person or questions I would think people may have. With that said, let's get started!

My first haircut at the start of the pandemic in March/April of 2020.
Hard to believe it's been a full year of COVID-19.

Q. Big Jonkulous writes "To each their own, but I really question your sense of taste/smell. This stuff is a steal at $20ish, and is loaded with flavor. I need to blind this and OF1910, because it's every bit as delicious and banana-bready, but for half the price."

Monday, March 22, 2021

Friday, March 19, 2021

Woodford Introduces Newest Master's Collection - 2021 Batch Proof

Woodford has announced their first Master's Collection for 2021 with the introduction of Woodford Reserve Batch Proof. Batch Proof is crafted using the same grain bill and process as Woodford Reserve Bourbon and has become an annual release.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

What are the Odds? An Updated Lottery Breakdown

Since we're in the middle of another OHLQ lottery, I thought it might be a fun exercise to go through past lotteries and re-visit what the actual odds of winning. The below chart shows all the lotteries since I've been tracking... the number of available bottles... and the number of entries. 

Monday, March 15, 2021

OHLQ Lottery for Blanton's, Eagle Rare, and E.H. Taylor is Live - Enter at Link Below

The first 2021 Ohio Department of Liquor (OHLQ) lottery is live, kicking off today (March 15) and running through 11:59 p.m. Monday, March 22, 2021. This lottery is for single barrel selections of Blanton's, Eagle Rare, and E.H. Taylor. 

Friday, March 12, 2021

OHLQ Announces New Lottery - Blanton's, Eagle Rare, and E.H. Taylor

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced a new lottery starting on Monday, March 15th for single barrel selections of Blanton's, Eagle Rare, and E.H. Taylor. 

Friday, March 5, 2021

Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) Announces Augusta Distillery's Buckner's Single Barrel Bourbon selection

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced the availability of a limited amount of 13-year unfiltered cask strength of Augusta Distillery's Buckner's Single Barrel Bourbon coming to Ohio. The bottles will hit stores starting next week (March 7). 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Woodford Introduces 2021 Kentucky Derby Bottle

In what is one of my favorite yearly articles to post, Woodford Reserve has announced their commemorative bourbon bottle for the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

February 2021 in Review

Welcome to the February 2021 recap. If you are looking for more ways to interact and share your love of bourbon, please tell a friend.

Also, be sure to sign up for emails on the front page (must be in web version to sign-up, there is a link to switch to web version at the bottom if on mobile). You'll get an email the day after anything is posted with the full article. No spam and the email address is not passed on to me in any way.

This month I posted 5 articles. The site saw over 17,000 page-views. Down from the 20,774 views in January and up around 100% from the 8513 views in February of 2020. 
 
Miss Fiona getting a taste of human flesh


Thank you to everyone for your continued support. 

Month in Review

February 02 - Let's Have a Q&A - A Columbus Bourbon First