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Thursday, April 11, 2024

Watershed Distillery Releases Batch 002 of Uncut Unfiltered Bourbon

Watershed Distillery announces the release of batch 002 of Uncut Unfiltered Bourbon. The release will be available at the distillery and select Ohio liquor stores beginning on April 10. 

This rare bourbon spends over four years in barrels until it is ready to be bottled without added water or filtration. Uncork each bottle to find exactly what was in the barrel—bourbon that is untouched, unbothered, uncut, and unfiltered.

Monday, April 8, 2024

Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) Announces 2024 Spring Bottle Lottery - Starting April 8 (Today) - Link to enter below

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced the Spring 2024 Bottle Lottery. The 2022 Spring Bottle Lottery had 55,272 entries for 966 total bottles available (1.748% odds of winning). I would expect this year to have at least as many entries. 

Friday, March 29, 2024

OHLQ Announces One Day Release - Elijah Craig Private Barrel Barrel Proof and Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond 8-Year - 3/29

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced a bonus release of an exclusive selection of Elijah Craig Private Barrel Barrel Proof, as well as a limited supply of Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond 8-Year. These products will be released at 9:00 a.m. at select OHLQ locations and will be available until sold out.

Monday, March 25, 2024

OHLQ Announces Jack Daniels and Knob Creek Single Barrel Exclusives - Arriving Week of March 25

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced single barrel selections from Jack Daniels and Knob Creek hitting stores starting today (March 25). 

Friday, March 22, 2024

Penelope Announces 2024 Edition of 'Rio' - Finished in American Honey and Amburana

Looking for a carnival in a bottle? Penelope Rio is set to deliver. Arriving on shelf in March, Penelope Rio will be available at a suggested retail price of $89.99 per 750-ml bottle. This year's installment will have a limited allocation of 5,000 (6-in) cases.

Friday, March 15, 2024

Woodford Announces 2024 Kentucky Derby Bottle Design

In one of my favorite annual traditions, Woodford Reserve has announced the design of their 2024 commemorative Kentucky Derby bottle. This year’s special release features the artwork of Kentucky native Wylie Caudill, known for his bold, repetitive patterns, and his signature roses.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Buzzard’s Roost Launches New Customer Loyalty Program

Buzzard’s Roost Sipping Whiskey is spreading its wings to embrace its flock of whiskey fans with an exciting new customer loyalty program.

As a Buzzard’s Roost Ambuzzador, members will receive perks that will include:

  • An exclusive lapel pin and loyalty card entitling them to a complimentary experience at the Buzzard’s Roost Whiskey Row Experience after the purchase of any six bottles Buzzard’s Roost whiskey
  • Early access to purchase new whiskey releases at Whiskey Row Experience
  • Invitations to special tastings with Buzzard’s Roost Co-founders Judy Hollis Jones, Jason Brauner and Master Distiller Ethan Spalding
  • Opportunities to participate in barrel picks for exclusive Ambuzzadors Single Barrel Whiskeys

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Old Forester Releases 117 Series: High Angels' Share

Old Forester today releases High Angels' Share, an expression from its celebrated 117 series.  

This limited-edition whiskey is the result of low-yield barrels, providing consumers with a taste of this specific facet of the aging process, and resulting in a rich, layered concentration.

Bottled at 110 proof (55% ABV) in a 375 ml bottle, the expression is full-bodied with dark flavor notes, dried fruits and herbaceous qualities. 

Monday, February 26, 2024

Maker's Mark to Recognize 'Spirited Women' with Personalized, Limited-Edition Label

Maker's Mark, the iconic handmade Kentucky bourbon, today announced its support of Vital Voices, a leading nonprofit investing in female leaders taking on the world's greatest challenges, with a limited-edition label designed by renowned artist Gayle Kabaker. In honor of Women's History Month, consumers are invited to order the complimentary Maker's Mark label at and personalize it with the name of an inspirational woman in their lives.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Heaven's Door Spirits Announces 'The Exploration Series'

Heaven's Door Spirits proudly announces The Exploration Series. This latest collection of limited expressions continues to redefine premium craft whiskey. Led by Master Distiller Ken Pierce and Master Blender Alex Moore, Heaven's Door persistently strives to innovate with new finishing methods for a unique collection of limited-time offerings, enriching the whiskey experience.

Monday, February 19, 2024

The Glenlivet Announces Rum and Bourbon Fusion Cask Selection

The Glenlivet, the iconic Speyside single malt Scotch whisky, today announced the addition of The Glenlivet Rum and Bourbon Fusion Cask Selection to its portfolio of award-winning single malt Scotch whiskies. A category-first innovation, the new expression offers an elevated, one-of-a-kind taste experience by selectively finishing1 The Glenlivet's iconic single malt Scotch whisky in bespoke casks that are uniquely crafted by fusing dismantled rum and bourbon barrels. The launch of The Glenlivet Fusion Cask Rum comes as the #1 single malt scotch whisky2 brand continues to challenge conventions and set new standards of excellence within the single malt category.

Monday, February 12, 2024

Woodford Announces Batch Proof 2024 Edition: 121.2 Proof

Batch Proof is a celebration of Woodford Reserve’s proprietary process – blending barrels into a batch and then bottling the whiskey at its actual proof, straight from the barrel. Batch Proof is crafted using the same grain bill and process as Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon. The 2024 edition is 121.2 Proof.

Batch Proof, however, takes Woodford Reserve’s trademark flavor range of sweet vanilla and toasted oak to a whole new level offering consumers the privilege of tasting Woodford Reserve in its purest form (and not the standard 90.4 for which Woodford is known).

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

OHLQ Announces OKI and Crown Royal Exclusives - Arriving Week of January 29

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced single barrel selections from O.K.I. and Crown Royal. The expressions are O.K.I. Single Barrel Bourbon ($79.99 + tax), O.K.I. Single Barrel Rye ($79.99 + tax), and Crown Royal Hand Selected Barrel ($54.99 + tax). 

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Old Forester Announces 1924

Old Forester® announces the newest release in its coveted and award-winning Whiskey Row Series – 1924. This 10-year-old age-stated bourbon is 100 proof and comprises a new mash bill for the brand.

Friday, January 19, 2024

Angel's Envy Announces Cellar Collection Series Volumes 1-3

Angel's Envy, the Louisville-based distiller that produces finished whiskeys, today announces Cellar Collection Series Volumes 1-3. This exclusive release showcases three 375ml bottles from the highly acclaimed Cellar Collection, each featuring Angel's Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbons finished in distinctive fortified wine casks. The Cellar Collection Series includes Angel's Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Oloroso Sherry Casks, Angel's Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Tawny Port Wine Barrels, and Angel's Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Madeira Casks. It is the first time any whiskey from the Cellar Collection has been rereleased to the public.

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

OHLQ Announces 2023 Winter Bottle Lottery Winners

The Ohio Department of Liquor (OHLQ) has posted the results of the 2023 Winter Bottle Lottery Winners. Sadly, I kept my losing streak alive and didn't win 😞. 

Monday, January 8, 2024

Buffalo Trace and Chris Stapleton Introduce Traveller Whiskey

Sazerac owned Buffalo Trace has announced a new blended whiskey that was produced under the supervision of Buffalo Trace Distillery's Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley in collaboration with Chris Stapleton.

Monday, January 1, 2024

December 2023 Month-and-Year-in-Review

Welcome to the December 2023 Columbus Bourbon recap. As always, A big thank you to all my readers! As a friendly reminder, follow ColumbusBourbon on Facebook

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This month I posted 5 articles. The site saw 10,768 page-views, down 12% from the 12,256 views in November of 2023.

For the year, the site saw 142,890 pageviews, up 23.65% from 2022. 

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