From wood type to char level, the barrel has always played an important role in a whiskey’s flavor. Lately, there’s been a rise of brands using toasted barrels to finish their whiskeys. One of the latest being Buzzard’s Roost Toasted Rye blended by Louisville’s Jason Brauner.
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American Light Whiskey is a category that has been said to have “saved bourbon”. This obscure classification was created in response to the trends and palate preferences of the 1970s when lighter spirits like gin and vodka proved popular. Enter New Basin Distilling, and their 13-year-old Single Barrel American Light from Madgras, Oregon.
Hard Truth Distilling Co. of Nashville, Indiana tells BourbonBlog.com they have released a new addition to their America’s Original Barrel Smoked Whiskey line: Sipes’ Barrel Smoked Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
Actress Dawn Wells dies of COVID-19-related illness. BourbonBlog founder Tom Fischer helped Dawn Wells with her Idaho Film and Television Institute and creating the SpudFest Family Film and Music Festival in Driggs, Idaho. She was a friend and wanted to share more about the life of Dawn Wells and what she meant to us.
Master Distiller Emeritus Willie Pratt passed yesterday on December 27, 2020. He was a friend to both the Bourbon whiskey community and also to the spirits industry. Responsible for the Michter’s US 1 series of Bourbon, Rye, American, and Sour Mash Whiskey, he was also good-naturedly referred to as “Dr. No.” Here is why…
Moët Hennessy, a world leader in luxury wines and spirits, has agreed to become WhistlePig’s partner in bringing its premier aged rye whiskey to consumers in selected markets around the world. In addition, as part of this agreement, Moët Hennessy has acquired an undisclosed minority stake in WhistlePig Rye Whiskey of Shoreham, Vermont.
Our private virtual whiskey tasting series continues, so join us with friends at Louisville, Kentucky’s Rabbit Hole Distillery this Friday by signing up and we will taste Cavehill Bourbon Whiskey, Heigold Bourbon Whiskey, Boxergrail Rye, Rabbit Hole Dareringer PX Sherry Cask Bourbon Whiskey.
Holiday gift ideas for Bourbon lovers? Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey releases its annual holiday Bourbon bottle for 2020, which this year features the festive artwork by renowned UK-based architect Nick Hirst. The art was inspired by scenes of the Versailles, Kentucky Distillery.
The Craft Beverage Expo and Distribution Conference (CBE) goes virtual for events – including Women in Craft – in 2020 and 2021! This is only conference and expo dedicated to independent beverage producers including beer, wine, spirits, saki and all beverages. Happening December 2nd and 3rd, learn how you can attend for free.
A very rare American Light whiskey that was distilled in 1992 and dumped in 2018 is being released as a 25-year-old expression by Proof and Wood Ventures. Thus, it is 100 seasons old. Only 500 bottles were produced of this limited edition release.