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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

November 2021 in Review

Welcome to the November 2021 recap. A big thank you to all my wonderful readers. 

Miss Fiona as a mermaid passing out candy at Halloween

This month I posted 13 articles. The site saw 15,000+ page-views. Traffic appears to be normalizing between 14,000-20,000 pageviews per month. Make sure you tell your friends!

Also, I was approved for Google AdSense and that generated $27 in revenue (I'm rich!). I know everyone hates ads (myself included) so I have the amount of ads turned down.

Monday, November 29, 2021

Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) Announces Bonus? Lottery - Baker’s Single Barrel Select

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced what they are calling a 'Bonus' lottery for a limited supply of Baker’s Single Barrel Select for $99.99 + tax per bottle. By making this a 'Bonus' lottery, the State has made it much more inconvenient for anyone interested in entering or anyone who wins. For instance, the lottery is only open beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, December 1, and must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 5 as opposed to the usual week. Additionally, if you win the chance to purchase a bottle, there are only 16 locations where you can purchase your bottle as opposed to every OHLQ location.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing my readers a happy and safe Thanksgiving and #GoBucks!

~ Mark 

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Angel's Envy Announces Tenth Annual Cask Strength Bourbon Finished In Port Wine Barrels - Available December 1st

Angel's Envy has announced their 10th annual Cask Strength Bourbon Finished In Port Wine Barrels. The 2021 release will consist of 14,760 bottles and will be available in all 50 states beginning on December 1st. 

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Michter's US-1 Sour Mash Whiskey Review

Welcome to the review for Michter's US-1 Sour Mash Whiskey. This is my first time reviewing Michter's so I'm excited.

Let's get started with the basics. 

Manufacturer: Michter's

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Brad Paisley Launches 'American Highway' Bourbon For Unknown Reason

Because we don't have enough gimmicky bourbons on the shelves, country music singer Brad Paisley is launching American Highway, which is bourbon that was aged in barrels stored in a 53-foot semi-trailer that followed his 2019 nation-wide tour for 7,314 miles across 25 states. 

Monday, November 15, 2021

Last Day to Enter Expensive Bourbon Lottery

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

  • OFC Bourbon 1993 ($2,499.98 plus tax)
  • Double Eagle Very Rare ($2,000 plus tax)
  • Michter's 25 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon ($1,000 plus tax)
  • King of Kentucky ($249.98 plus tax)
  • Old Forester Birthday ($149.98 plus tax)

The lottery ends at 11:59 p.m. on November 15th. You can enter at the OHLQ lottery website. In order to enter, you'll need to provide the following:
  • Ohio Driver's License Number / Ohio Identification Card Number
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Street Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Preferred OHLQ store location for purchasing the product if you win
Good luck everyone!

Friday, November 12, 2021

OHLQ Announces Parker's, Old Fitzgerald 8, Old Fitzgerald 13, Rock Hill Farms, and Mister Sam Lottery Winners

The Ohio Department of Liquor has posted the results of the 2021 Parker's, Old Fitzgerald 8, Old Fitzgerald 13, Rock Hill Farms, and Mister Sam lottery. Sadly, there were zero Mark R.'s who were winners, keeping my lifetime losing streak intact. 

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Maker's Mark Announces Private Selection Coming to Ohio - November 15

Similar to last year, Maker's Mark has announced a Private Selection coming to Ohio with what they are calling their OHLQ All-Star Collection. This version of Private Selection will include five varieties that have previously been released in Ohio (more on that below). 

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Let's Have An Honest Talk About These OHLQ Lotteries

Ohio laws are such that the only way liquor can be sold is through the State. It's a ridiculous system that harms the consumer by allowing a monopoly and limits the availability and flow of the products that consumers actually want. I would also argue that it costs Ohio millions and millions in lost tax revenue by consumers going to neighboring states to buy bottles they can't get in Ohio. Another casualty of this policy is that no liquor can be ordered online, neglecting Ohioans the opportunity to buy many wonderful bourbons. 

Additionally, the State runs several lotteries throughout the year... presumably to fairly allocate a limited supply of hard to find bourbons and whiskeys... These lotteries are becoming more and more prevalent each year... in fact, this year alone, we're already on our 7th lottery. 

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Michter's To Release 20 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon

While the Michter's 25 is being made available via a State lottery, Michter's has announced the release of a new 20 year bourbon releasing this month. The 2021 edition will mark the first release of Michter's 20 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon since 2019. 

Monday, November 8, 2021

OHLQ Lottery for Expensive Bourbon is Live - Enter at Link Below

The latest 2021 Ohio Department of Liquor (OHLQ) lottery is live, kicking off today (November 8) and running through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, November 15th. 

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) Announces Yet Another Lottery - O.F.C. Bourbon 1993, Double Eagle Very Rare, Michter’s 25 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon, King of Kentucky, and Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

Instead of focusing on bringing a wider variety of liquor products to Ohio or working through supply issues (half the stores I go to seem to be out of widely available products, such as Woodford)... the State has announced yet another lottery. This one is for premium bourbons starting at $149.98 + tax per bottle all the way up to $2,499.98 plus tax.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Alberta Distillers Announces 2021 Edition of Alberta Cask Strength Rye

Beam Suntory owned and Canadian based Alberta Distillers has announced a limited re-release of their Alberta Cask Strength Rye. This release is made in Calgary, Alberta and crafted with 100% Canadian prairie rye grains grown by local farmers and nutrient-dense, glacier-fed spring water from the Rocky Mountains.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Buffalo Trace Releases 2021 Antique Collection

In what is a yearly tradition, Buffalo Trace has announced the release of their 2021 Antique Collection. This collection usually includes William Larue Weller, George T. Stagg, Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye, Eagle Rare 17 Year Old, and Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old. 

However, this year, George T. Stagg will not be released because the selected barrels didn't meet the Buffalo Trace taste standards for the Stagg brand.