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Monday, February 28, 2022

February 2022 in Review

Welcome to the February 2022 Columbus Bourbon recap. As always, A big thank you to all my readers! New this year... like ColumbusBourbon on Facebook!

Mark (left) with Ms. Fiona and Baby Leo

This month I posted 7 articles. The site saw 10300+ page-views, down from the 17,837 views in February of 2021. 

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Angel's Envy Announces Latest Cellar Collection Release - Rye Whiskey Finished in Ice Cider Casks

Angel's Envy has announced their latest Cellar Collection release which is a rye whiskey finished in ice cedar casks. This is the first rye that is joining the Cellar Collection, which is their top shelf collection.

Friday, February 11, 2022

Watershed Announces Watershed Eaves Cask Strength Bourbon Release and Lottery

Watershed has announced a collaboration with Marianne Eaves on a new cask strength collaboration blend (bottled at 130.3 proof) that will be available via lottery beginning Feb. 16th. 

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Boone County Announces 2022 Version of Oloroso Sherry Cask Bourbon

Boone County has announced their third edition of their Oloroso Sherry Cask Bourbon. This bourbon is their small batch bourbon aged and finished in oloroso sherry casks. 

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Stoli Group Announces Kentucky Owl St. Patrick's Bourbon

Alcohol conglomerate Stoli Group has announced the limited release of Kentucky Owl St. Patrick's Limited Edition Bourbon Whiskey. This new release celebrates the long-standing ties that connect Irish and Kentucky whiskey making. For this release, Kentucky Owl Master Blender John Rhea partnered with Louise McGuane, Ireland's first modern whiskey bonder and founder of J.J. Corry Irish Whiskey.

Monday, February 7, 2022

Heaven Hill Acquires Samson & Surrey - Makers of Widow Jane and Few

Fresh off claiming they didn't have enough money to properly pay their workers a living wage and trying to hire scab workers, Heaven Hill has announced they have acquired Samson & Surrey. For those unfamiliar with Samson & Surrey, they have $40 million dollars in annual sales and have been growing at 60% per annum so we can assume the cost wasn't cheap (no financials of the sale were disclosed).

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Woodford Releases 2021 Double Double Oaked Bourbon & Announces Sweepstakes

Woodford has announced the limited release of the 2021 Double Double Oaked bourbon, available exclusively at the Woodford Distillery (limit 2 per person) starting February 1. New this year is a sweepstakes for people who can't make it to the distillery on opening day (more on that below). 

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Buffalo Trace Distillery Sets Visitor Record - Blowing Past Pre-Pandemic Levels

Buffalo Trace has set a new yearly record for visitors in 2021, welcoming a whopping 340,000+ visitors, a 134% increase over 2020. The last time I wrote about this was in 2019 when they had a record 231,000+ visitors the previous year (2018). This means there has been over a 100,000 person increase in only a 3 year time period... crazy!