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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Bourbon Event: Neat - April 22 at The Ohio Event Center in Newark

Cherry Valley Hotel has announced its newest guest experience, Neat: A Bourbon Event, on Saturday, April 22, from 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Guests can sample pours and cocktails from heritage brands to craft distilleries while enjoying musical entertainment, a bourbon crafters marketplace, giveaways, and bourbon education classes about food pairings, cocktails, and bourbon history.

Monday, March 20, 2023

OHLQ Announces Two Traverse City Whiskey Co. Releases - Coming the Week of March 20th

The Ohio Department of Liquor (OHLQ) has announced the availability of Traverse City Whiskey Co. Signature Edition Rye Barrel Proof (3 barrels) for $89.99 + tax and Traverse City Whiskey Co. Barrel Proof Wheat Single Barrel (2 barrels) for $84.99 + tax arriving at select stores the week of March 20th. 

Friday, March 17, 2023

Maker's Mark Announces Last Release in Current Wood Finishing Series: BEP

Maker's Mark has announced their latest Wood Finishing Series with the release of BEP. The BEP stands for Barrel Entry Proof. Special finishing staves were used to amplify notes of vanilla and sweet spice that naturally occur from lower BEPs. BEP is the fifth and final bourbon in this chapter of the Wood Finishing Series.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

OHLQ Announces Ezra Brooks Distiller’s Collection Release

The Ohio Department of Liquor (OHLQ) has announced the availability of seven (7) barrels worth of Ezra Brooks Distiller's Collection at select OHLQ locations starting this week for $34.99 + tax. This is Ezra Brooks that has been bottled at 107 proof (53.5% alcohol), rather than the usual 90 proof (45% alcohol). 

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Jim Beam Launches New Ready-To-Drink Cocktails

Jim Beam, in partnership with The Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams, Dogfish Head, etc.), has introduced a new line of read-to-drink cocktails called Kentucky Coolers. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Michter's Announces 2023 Release of 10-Year Straight Bourbon

Michter's has announced the release of their 2023 edition of their 10-year bourbon. This release skipped last year so this will be the first time in two years consumers will be able to purchase this at retail. 

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Woodford Announces 2023 Kentucky Derby Bottle Design

In one of my favorite annual traditions, Woodford Reserve has announced the design of their 2023 commemorative Kentucky Derby bottle. This year is a tribute to the 50th anniversary of Secretariat winning the 1973 Run for the Roses.

Thursday, March 2, 2023

OHLQ Announces Single-Day Four Roses Private Selection Release - March 04 @9am

The Ohio Department of Liquor (OHLQ) has announced the one-day release of Four Roses Private Selection on Saturday, March 4th at 9am at select OHLQ locations. These are single-barrel bourbons that have been bottled at barrel strength (e.g. not cut with water to lower the proof). Bottles will be sold for $74.99 plus tax. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

February 2023 Month in Review

Welcome to the February 2023 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 At Her Valentine's Shoot

This month I posted 6 articles. The site saw 7800+ page-views, down from the 10,507 views in February of 2022. Please please please tell a friend. This month, I earned a bit under $5 in ad revenue!!

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Old Forester Launches 'The Sleepeasy on Whiskey Row'

Old Forester has launched its inaugural Sleepeasy, an immersive experience on Whiskey Row in downtown Louisville. From March 1 to April 2, 2023, consumers can book a stay in the one-bedroom apartment that is located adjacent to Old Forester Distillery. Cost is $500 a night with a minimum stay of 3 nights and a maximum stay of 5 (update: sold out). 

Friday, February 17, 2023

Woodford Names New Master Distiller - Elizabeth McCall

LOUISVILLE, KY (February 6, 2023) –  Woodford Reserve today named Elizabeth McCall as Master Distiller, the third in the bourbon brand’s 26-year history, succeeding Chris Morris, who will assume the role of Master Distiller Emeritus.

Monday, February 6, 2023

Buffalo Trace To Raffle 'Bourbon Experience of a Lifetime' to Commemorate their 8 Millionth Barrel Filled

In December of last year, Buffalo Trace Distiller filled their 8 millionth barrel. To commemorate this accomplishment and milestone, Buffalo Trace is offering a one-of-a-kind Buffalo Trace Distillery experience. As part of this, Buffalo Trace Distillery is encouraging people to run one mile for bourbon. 

Friday, February 3, 2023

Watershed Announces Watershed Rye Whiskey Release and Lottery

Watershed has announced the release of a limited amount of their Watershed Straight Rye Whiskey. This release will be available in a lottery format for 125 winners. Winners will be able to pick up their bottle for $89.99 at the Watershed Distillery (1145 Chesapeake Ave, Suite D, Columbus, Ohio 43212) on February 25th from 9am - 5pm. Any unclaimed will go on sale at 5:01pm..

ChatGPT Version of Watershed Rye Whiskey Release

Note from Mark - This was entirely generated by ChatGPT. There are a lot of liberties and inaccuracies, but definitely interesting how far AI has come in such a short amount of time. I'll have the human article published later in the day. 


Watershed Rye Whiskey: A New Release for Whiskey Connoisseurs

Whiskey lovers, brace yourselves for a new addition to your collection – Watershed Rye Whiskey. This small-batch release has already garnered attention from whiskey enthusiasts, and for good reason.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

January 2023 Month in Review

Welcome to the January 2023 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 Acting Derpy

This month I posted 5 articles. The site saw 7700+ page-views, down from the 12,006 views in January of 2022. Please tell a friend. This month, I earned a bit under $9 in ad revenue!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Michter's Announces 2022 Edition of Celebration Sour Mash

Michter's has announced the 2022 Edition of their Celebration Sour Mash. This edition will only feature 328 bottles to be released worldwide. This is the fourth ever Celebration release and the first since 2019. It's labeled as the 2022 Edition as it was supposed to ship last year, but they are blaming supply chain issues on the packaging for the delay. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

OHLQ Announces 2022 Winter Bottle Lottery Winners

Following last week's update on the 2022 Autumn Bottle Lottery results, the Ohio Department of Liquor (OHLQ) has posted the results of the 2022 Winter Bottle Lottery Winners. This was the big Pappy and Buffalo Trace Lotter.  Again, I did not win... I know that's shocking for everyone... but here we are.

Thursday, January 19, 2023

OHLQ Announces 2022 Autumn Bottle Lottery Winners

1/23/23 update - Revised the number of available bottles and updated the final odds (I originally used the winter bottle lottery bottles instead of the autumn. I apologize for the error.

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

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Four Roses Distillery and OSMO Salt Create Toasted Vanilla Bourbon Salt

Because it's January and there is no real bourbon news... Four Roses and OSMO have announced a collaboration to release toasted vanilla bourbon salt available for a limited time on OSMO Salt's website for $18.99.

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

New Riff Bourbon Review (Bottled in Bond)

Welcome to the Columbus Bourbon review for New Riff Bourbon (Bottle in Bond). This is my first time trying anything from New Riff so excited to give it a review. 

Let's get started with the basics.