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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Angel's Envy Names New Master Distiller - Owen Martin

Angel's Envy has announced that they have hired renowned beard grower, Owen Martin as Master Distiller beginning on October 17. Martin is the first appointed Master Distiller of Angel's Envy since co-founder and Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson's passing in 2013.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

OHLQ Puts Out Press Release 'Don't Participate in Secondary Sales'

In what reads like an press release from The Onion, The Ohio Division of Liquor Control has advised consumers NOT to participate in secondary liquor sales. These are sales that "often occur on the internet including on social media websites such as Facebook and other sites such as Craigslist. Typically, sellers will purchase bottles of liquor and turn around to resell them."

Thursday, September 15, 2022

OHLQ Announces Old Elk Bottle Signings with Master Distiller Greg Metze

I've been sick all week so I didn't have an opportunity to write about the OHLQ Old Elk release... however, I do want to get a quick article out regarding an Old Elk bottle signing with Master Distiller Greg Metze from Old Elk Distillery. Big thanks to reader Greg S. for sending the info. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

OHLQ Announces 2022 Summer Barrel Lottery Winners

The Ohio Department of Liquor has posted the results of the 2022 Summer Bottle Lottery Winners. As is always the case, I did not win, thus, keeping my lifetime losing streak intact. 

Monday, September 12, 2022

Russell's Reserve Announces "Single Rickhouse Collection"

Russell's Reserve has announced the debut of a new annual release called "Russell's Reserve Single Rickhouse." The first release comes from retired rickhouse, Camp Nelson C. 

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Watershed Announces Lottery and Availability for Barrel Strength 6 Year Bourbon

Columbus based Watershed Distillery has announced the launch of Batch 003 of their Watershed Barrel Strength 6 Year Bourbon. This limited release finished in apple brandy barrels, will be available only via an online lottery (details below) and through a private bourbon dinner on Tuesday, September 13.

August 22 Month In Review

Welcome to the August 2022 Columbus Bourbon recap. As always, A big thank you to all my readers! As a friendly reminder, follow ColumbusBourbon on Facebook and tell a friend.



Baby Leo (left) and Miss Fiona (right) judging us all

This month I posted 9 articles. The site saw 8700+ page-views, down from the 17,252 views in August of 2021. The site earned a bit over $9 in ad revenue!!

Monday, August 29, 2022

Old Forester Announces Birthday Bourbon Sweepstakes - Ends August 31

For the first time in the 22 year history of Old Forester Birthday Bourbon, bourbon fans across the country will have the opportunity to purchase bottle of the 2022 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon at Old Forester Distillery in Louisville, KY.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

OHLQ Announces Rebel Cask Strength - Hitting Shelves Week of 8/22

For the second time this month, the Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced the release of a selection of Rebel... this time with the release of Rebel Cask Strength appearing on shelves the week of August 22 at a price of $54.99 + tax. 

Monday, August 22, 2022

Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) Summer Bottle Lottery Lottery is Live - Enter at Link Below

The 2022 OHLQ Summer Bottle Lottery is live. This lottery is for the chance to purchase the following:

  • E.H. Taylor Warehouse C - $69.99 + tax
  • Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel - $37.99 + tax
  • Weller 12 Year - $39.98 + tax
  • Weller Single Barrel - $49.99 + tax
  • Blanton's Straight From the Barrel - $150 + tax

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) Announces Summer Bottle Lottery - Starting August 22

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced an upcoming lottery for bottles of:

  • E.H. Taylor Warehouse C
  • Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel
  • Weller 12 Year
  • Weller Single Barrel
  • Blanton's Straight From the Barrel
This new lottery will begin at 12:01 a.m. on August 22 and end at 11:59 p.m. on August 29th.

Monday, August 15, 2022

OHLQ Announces Ezra Brooks Cask Strength Single Barrels - Hitting Shelves Week of 8/15

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced the release of six barrels of Ezra Brooks Cask Strength Single Barrels appearing in stores this week (week of August 15) for $54.99 + tax. 

Monday, August 8, 2022

OHLQ Announces Smooth Ambler Single Barrel Selections - Hitting Shelves Week of 8/8

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced the release of thirteen barrels of single-barrel selections of Smooth Ambler appearing in stores this week (week of August 8). 

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

OHLQ Announces The Rebel Distiller’s Collection - Hitting Shelves Week of 8/1

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced the release of eight barrels of single-barrel selection of Rebel Distiller’s Collection appearing in stores this week (week of August 1) at a price of $39.99 plus tax. 

Monday, August 1, 2022

Michter's Announces 2022 Release of 10 Year Single Barrel Rye

Michter's has announced their only release of any 10 year products with the July release of the 2022 edition of their 10 Year Single Barrel Rye. 

Sunday, July 31, 2022

July 22 Month In Review

Welcome to the July 2022 Columbus Bourbon recap. As always, A big thank you to all my readers! As a friendly reminder, follow ColumbusBourbon on Facebook and tell a friend.

Miss Fiona and Baby Leo ready for swim lessons

This month I posted 5 articles. The site saw 7400+ page-views, down from the 20,813 views in July of 2021. The site earned a bit over $11 in ad revenue!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Woodford Announces 2022 Batch Proof

 Woodford Reserve has announced the release of the 2022 Woodford Reserve Batch Proof coming in at 118.4 Proof (59.2% alcohol). For this release, Woodford has combined a limited number of barrels and is released at the combined proof instead of watering down to the usual 90.4 proof (45.2% alcohol). 

Monday, July 18, 2022

OHLQ Announces First 2022 Release of Maker's Mark Private Select

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced the Spring/Summer release of Maker's Mark Private Select titled 'The Lakeside Collection'. This version contains five expressions and will sell for $69.99 a bottle. They will be available throughout the State starting the week of July 18th. 

Crown Royal Peach Review

Welcome to the Columbus Bourbon review for Crown Royal Peach. I've had this bottle in the cabinet for a while and am super excited to crack it open. In theory, this is a perfect summertime whiskey. Will it live up to that billing?

Let's get started with the basics.

Monday, July 11, 2022

OHLQ Announces Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrel - Buckeye Blend #5

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced the release of twelve batches of a special Woodford Reserve Blend called Buckeye Blend #5 appearing in stores this week (week of July 11th) at a price of $49.99 plus tax. As far as I can tell, this is just smaller blends of regular Woodford that is being sold at a premium price (these are 1 liter bottles... regular liter price is $43.99 + tax). 

OHLQ Announces Old Forester Exclusives - Old Forester Single Barrel 100 Proof and Barrel Strength

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced the release of five barrels worth of Old Forester starting this week (week of July 11th) at select OHLQ locations across Ohio. The Single Barrel 100 Proof is for $49.99 plus tax while the Barrel Strength will set you back $79.99 plus tax. 

Thursday, June 30, 2022

June 22 Month In Review

Welcome to the June 2022 Columbus Bourbon recap. As always, A big thank you to all my readers! As a friendly reminder, follow ColumbusBourbon on Facebook and tell a friend.

Miss Fiona Celebrating Pride Month

This month I posted 9 articles. The site saw 6300+ page-views, down from the 17,216 views in June of 2021. The site earned a bit over $7 in ad revenue!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

OHLQ Announces Bulleit Single Barrel Exclusive

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced the release of sixteen barrels worth of Bulleit Single Barrel available starting this week (week of June 27th) at select OHLQ locations across Ohio for $59.99 plus tax. 

Monday, June 27, 2022

It's Always Sunny Gang Introduces New Whiskey Brand Called Four Walls

6:00 AM on a Monday

In news that brings together the the television show 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' and the whiskey world, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, and Charlie Day have announced a new whiskey brand called 'Four Walls' named after the four walls the gang calls home.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

OHLQ Announces Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Exclusive

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced the release of eight barrels worth of Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon available starting this week (week of June 20th) at select OHLQ locations across the State. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Got an Extra $75,000... Beam Suntory brand Bowmore has the Whiskey for You!

Beam Suntory brand Bowmore has announced the release of 100 decanters of a 52 year single malt called Bowmore ARC-52 that will be available in select global markets and Global Travel Retail for a price of $75,000. Of note, the decanter is designed by ultra-luxury British brand, Aston Martin.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Angel's Envy Announces $8.2 Million Dollar Distillery Expansion Completion and A Virtual Distillery for Some Reason

Bacardi owned Angel's Envy has completed their $8.2 million dollar distillery expansion. I originally wrote about this last July when it was announced. This new expansion adds 13,000 sq feet to the facility and will allow them to accommodate an additional 64,000 visitors per year. Additionally, Angel's Envy has created a Meta Distillery virtual pop-up.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Woodford Announces Latest Distillery Series Release: Toasted Oak Oat Grain

Woodford has announced their latest Distillery Series release called Toasted Oak Oat Grain. This new release will be available starting today (June 7) starting at 10am at the distillery located in Versailles, Kentucky. 

Monday, June 6, 2022

James B. Beam Distilling Company Launches Hardin's Creek Brand

The James B. Beam Distilling company has announced the creation of a new brand called Hardin's Creek that will be specialize in 'highly limited and rare releases'. This will be an ongoing brand that releases some of James B. Beam Distilling Co.'s rarest and most unique liquids on an annual basis.

Friday, June 3, 2022

OHLQ Announces Russell's Reserve Single Barrel Release & Autograph Signings

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced a collection of Russell's Reserve Single Barrel bottles starting on June 11th at more than 50 OHLQ locations across the State. Additionally, the state is having several bottle signings where you can join Bruce Russell, son and grandson of Master Distillers Eddie and Jimmy Russell at OHLQ locations across the state.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Boone County Introduces Canvus Cocktails

Boone County has introduced a new ready-to-drink alcohol brand called Canvus that is aimed at the creator community. Each can features original art from regional artists designed to highlight the flavors of the brand.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

May 22 Month In Review

Welcome to the May 2022 Columbus Bourbon recap. As always, A big thank you to all my readers! As a friendly reminder, follow ColumbusBourbon on Facebook and tell a friend.

Me and Baby Leo

This month I posted 6 articles. The site saw 7k+ page-views, down from the 19,687 views in May of 2021. The site earned a bit over $8 in ad revenue!!

Friday, May 27, 2022

ColumbusBourbon 500th Post Spectacular!

Welcome to my 500th article! This is absolutely bananas and I never would have guessed I'd be nearly 4 years in with over 550k pageviews! First, let me thank everyone for reading and checking in. It's always amazing to get emails, comments, and other interactions with people who have found the site. 

To mark this occasion, I thought it would be fun to do a quick Q&A. This is a combination of questions that come in (if the name is attached to the question) and some of the questions I get from people.  


My first Clippers game this year!

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Blade and Bow Review

Welcome to the Columbus Bourbon review for Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. This review was requested by one of my wonderful readers (Joe G.) who scored a bottle at Jungle Jim's in Cincinnati.

Unique to Blade and Bow is the key around the bottle. If you collect all 5 keys, you can send in a picture of them and they put your name on a cup in a room with all the other cups at the old Stitzel Weller distillery. 

Blade and Bow is produced by Stitzel-Weller, which also owns the I.W. Harper and Orphan Barrel brands.

We'll get started with the basics.

Monday, May 16, 2022

OHLQ Announces Exclusive Jefferson's Reserve Limited Edition Releases

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced a collection of Jefferson's Reserve Limited Edition bottles at select OHLQ locations available the week of May 16th. The selections are single-barrel selection of Jefferson’s Reserve Old Rum Cask Finish, Jefferson’s Reserve Pritchard Hill Cabernet Cask Finish Single Barrel, and Jefferson’s Reserve Twin Oak Single Barrel

Friday, May 13, 2022

Freddie Noe named 8th Generation Master Distiller at James B. Beam Distilling Company

The James B. Beam Distilling Company and Fred Noe, the James B. Beam Distilling Company's 7th Generation Master Distiller, announced the appointment of Freddie Noe as Master Distiller of the Fred B. Noe Distillery.

Friday, May 6, 2022

Luxco Introduces Alias Straight Rye Whiskey

Luxco (which operates as MGP's Brands Division) has introduced a new brand and whiskey called Alias Straight Rye Whiskey. The whiskey is distilled at  Luxco's Ross & Squibb Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

Monday, May 2, 2022

Barton 1792 Distillery to Stop Public Tours

In a Facebook post in early April, Barton 1792 Distillery announced they will cease public distillery tours effective June 30th of this year. 

Saturday, April 30, 2022

April 22 Month In Review

Welcome to the April 2022 Columbus Bourbon recap. As always, A big thank you to all my readers! As a friendly reminder, follow ColumbusBourbon on Facebook and tell a friend.

I'm ready for the warm weather!

This month I posted 12 articles. The site saw 10,000+ page-views, down from the 18,733 views in April of 2021. The site earned a bit over $15 in ad revenue!!

Friday, April 29, 2022

OHLQ Announces 2022 Spring Bottle Lottery Winners

The Ohio Department of Liquor has posted the winners of the 2022 Spring Bottle Lottery. As is always the case, there were zero Mark R.'s who won, keeping my lifetime losing streak intact. There was a Mark O and a Mark S. so I'm getting closer. 

Thursday, April 28, 2022

EXCLUSIVE: Watershed and OHLQ to release Six Single Barrel Bourbon Selections - Starting May 2

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) and Columbus based Watershed Distillery will have six unique single barrel selections exclusive for Ohio customers available at select stores beginning May 2. I was fortunate enough to have been invited to a pre-release event to learn more and sample the six expressions (I'm an influencer now!!). 

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

OHLQ Announces Exclusive Yellowstone Select Single Barrels and Yellowstone Hand Picked Single Barrels

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced a collection of OHLQ Exclusive Yellowstone Select Single Barrels and Yellowstone Hand Picked Single Barrels at select OHLQ locations available the week of April 25th. 

Friday, April 22, 2022

Ballantine's Introduces Moxxi’s Bar Edition - A Borderlands-Themed Scotch Whisky

For the second time in the last few months... there is a new product combining two of my favorite things... video games and whiskey... Ballantine's has introduced a collaboration with Gearbox Entertainment's Borderlands franchise for the release of Ballantine's Finest Moxxi’s Bar Edition. 

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Ross & Squibb Distillery (MGP) Releases Rossville Union 2022 Barrel Proof

Ross & Squibb Distillery, formerly MGP, has announced the annual release of their Rossville Union Barrel Proof. New for this year, the release carries a 7 year age statement. 

Monday, April 18, 2022

OHLQ (Ohio Liquor Agency) Announces Availability of Single Barrel Crown Royal Selections

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced the release of six single barrel selections of Crown Royal hitting stores this week (week of April 18th) at select locations throughout the state. 

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Lux Row Announces Blood Oath Pact 8 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Lux Row has announced their annual release of their Blood Oath series with Pack 8. This release is Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished in Calvados casks. There are 51k bottles of this available at a suggested price of $119.99 per 750 ml bottle. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

OHLQ Announces High West Double Rye Barrel Select & High West American Prairie Barrel Select Availability

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced the release of High West Double Rye Barrel Select & High West American Prairie Barrel Select bottles hitting stores this week (week of April 11th) at price of $54.99 + tax per bottle.

Monday, April 11, 2022

Last Day to Enter OHLQ 2022 Spring Bottle Lottery

Today is the last day to enter the the Ohio Department of Liquor (OHLQ) Spring 2022 lottery for Michter’s 20 Year, Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond (11 year), Parker’s Heritage 15th Edition, Heaven Hill Heritage Collection, and Weller 12 Year. The lottery ends at 11:59 p.m. today (April 11th)



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
  • Email Address
  • Preferred OHLQ store location for purchasing the product if you win
Good luck everyone!

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) Announces Spring Bottle Lottery - Old Fitzgerald 11, Parker's Heritage, and More - Live Now

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced what they are calling their Spring 2022 Lottery for Michter’s 20 Year, Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond (11 year), Parker’s Heritage 15th Edition, Heaven Hill Heritage Collection, and Weller 12 Year. 

Monday, April 4, 2022

Basil Hayden Announces Basil Hayden Subtle Smoke

Beam Suntory brand Basil Hayden has announced the one-time release of Basil Hayden Subtle Smoke.