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Friday, September 30, 2022

September 22 Month In Review

Welcome to the September 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 at the OSU Blackout Game vs. Wisconsin

This month I posted 9 articles. The site saw 9500+ page-views, down from the 16,438 views in September of 2021. The site earned a bit over $11 in ad revenue!!

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Fortuna Bourbon to Re-enter American Market

Fortuna Brands, which operated from the late 1800's until the mid 1960's, has been revived and will re-enter the US market for the first time in over 50 years. It is being revived by the people behind Rare Character, which was founded in 2021 by Pablo Moix and Peter Nevenglosky. With the Fortuna brand, they have added Andy Shapira, who gained experience and insight at Heaven Hill. 

Maker's Mark Announces New 2022 Wood Finishing Release - BRT-01 & BRT-02

Maker's Mark has announced their fourth Wood Finishing Series with the release of BRT-01 & BRT-02. The BRT refers to their process of hand-barrel rotation (BRT). BRT-01was 'inspired' by the top of the warehouse, which has higher temperatures and BRT-02 was 'inspired' by the bottom, where it is much cooler. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Blade and Bow Announces 2022 Release of 22-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Blade and Bow has announced a 2022 release of the 22 year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey coming to select states (sadly... not Ohio) and the Stitzel-Weller Distillery. 

Monday, September 26, 2022

OHLQ Announces Four Roses Single Barrel / Barrel Strength Selections - Arriving Week of 9/26

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced the release of ten barrels of Four Roses Single Barrel / Barrel Strength Selections appearing in stores this week (week of September 26) for $74.99 + tax. 

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.