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Thursday, September 30, 2021

September 2021 in Review

Welcome to the September 2021 recap. Last month was the first month ever where viewership declined year-over-year. Let's see how September fared. 

Baby Leo and Miss Fiona

This month I posted 10 articles. The site saw 16,000+ page-views. Down from the 17,252 views in August and down 40% from the 27,122 views in September of 2020.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Lux Row and Ducks Unlimited launch Daviess County Double Barrel Bourbon

In one of the strangest co-branding partnerships I've seen, Lux Row and Ducks Unlimited (DU) have announced the launch of Daviess County Double Barrel Bourbon.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

The First-Ever Ohio Craft Whiskey Festival - Oct 16th (Sold out)

The first ever Ohio Craft Whiskey Festival has been announced and will take place on Saturday, October 16 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Henmick Farm & Brewery in Delaware (4380 N Old State Rd, Delaware, OH 43015).

Monday, September 20, 2021

Heaven Hill Workers on Strike

Members of UFCW Local 23D (United Food & Commercial Workers) have been on strike since September 11th, picketing Heaven Hill Distillery and its recently proposed 5-year contract. The reasons given for the strike is the new contract removes a cap on health insurance premium increases that reduce take-home pay, cuts overtime, and drastically changes work schedules which makes it harder for employees to support and care for their families. 

Last Day to Enter Weller & Elmer T. Lee Lottery

Today is the last day to enter the The Ohio Department of Liquor (OHLQ) lottery for the following:

Monday, September 13, 2021

OHLQ Lottery for Weller & Elmer T. Lee Lottery is Live - Enter at Link Below

The latest 2021 Ohio Department of Liquor (OHLQ) lottery is live, kicking off today (September 13) and running through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, September 20th. This lottery is for Weller Full Proof, Weller Single Barrel, Weller C.Y.P.B., and Elmer T. Lee.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) Announces Weller & Elmer T. Lee Lottery - Beginning September 13th

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced an upcoming lottery for bottles of Weller Full Proof, Weller Single Barrel, Weller C.Y.P.B., and Elmer T. Lee. This new lottery will begin at 12:01 a.m. on September 13th and end at 11:59 p.m. on September 20th.

In order to enter, you'll need to provide the following:

Thursday, September 9, 2021

The House of Suntory Announces Yamazaki 55 Year Old - Perfect if you have $60k laying around!

Beam Suntory owned House of Suntory has announced a 55 year old Yamazaki. This release is a blend of  single malts featuring components distilled in 1960 under the supervision of Suntory’s founder Shinjiro Torii and then aged in Mizunara casks; and in 1964 under Suntory’s Second Master Blender Keizo Saji and then aged in White Oak casks. This is one of the oldest releases I've ever seen and is limited to 100 bottles that come in with a whopping $60,000 suggested retail price!

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Watershed Distillery Announces Batch 002 of Barrel Strength Bourbon Finished in Apple Brandy Casks

Columbus based Watershed Distillery has announced the September 18th release of their 2021 Watershed Barrel Strength Bourbon Batch 002. This batch has been aged aged four years in virgin char #4 White Oak barrels and finished for 34-45 months in Ohio apple brandy casks. 

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

James B. Beam Distilling Co. Fills 17 Millionth Barrel of Bourbon Since Prohibition

The James B. Beam Distilling Co. had filled their 17 millionth barrel of bourbon since prohibition. Jim Beam was my bourbon of choice in college and beyond so I'm thinking I've probably accounted for at least 10% of those barrels... This is quite a milestone and has been culminated with the filling of 1 million barrels in the last 18 months alone. 

Friday, September 3, 2021

Are Barrel Picks a Waste of Time?

The Bourbon Review has a nice op-ed laying out the argument that barrel picks nowadays are no different than the vast amount of bottles you can already buy on the shelves. As you may already know, a barrel pick is a where bars, individuals, or retailers purchase all the bottles from a single cask and sell them as an exclusive offering.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

August 2021 in Review

Welcome to the August 2021 recap. Hard to believe how fast August went. This month I posted 7 articles. The site saw 17,252 page-views. Down from the 20,813 views in July and down 30% from the 24,887 views in August of 2020.

Miss Fiona getting ready for the Autumn