During the winter ice storm, February 2009, the BourbonBlog.com team was without power in our headquarters in Louisville. But we had a bottle of this, on the rocks, literally as in we could see our breath… Bourbon: Four Roses Small Batch Distillery: Four Roses, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky Age: “The target age for our Small Batch is… Read more »

Zaya Rum Review

Comment: Moving operations from Guatemala to Trinidad in recent years (and enduring the obvious supply issues associated,) Zaya now seems to be back online and producing this fine aged and blended rum with surprisingly few hitches. Distiller: Zaya Rum Company, Trinidad Age: 12 years Proof: 40% ABV, 80 Proof Notes: This is a blended rum… Read more »

Firefly Sweet Tea Bourbon Review

Having my first taste of the new Firefly Sweet Tea Bourbon from the makers of the Firefly Vodka and I’m giving you all the review below. A lively, fun flavor for a Spring and Summer sipper. I like what they’ve done here. Firefly Distillery Co-Founder Scott Newitt told me during our interview earlier in the… Read more »

Wathen’s Single Barrel Bourbon Review

I’ve been a fan of Wathen’s Bourbon for quite some time, so I decided to review one that I love… Bourbon: Wathen’s Single Barrel Bourbon Distillery: Charles Medley Distillery, Owensboro, Kentucky Age: 8 years, label reads Barrel Number 789 and Hand Bottled on 12/9/08 Proof: 47% ABV;  94%  proof Notes: For 250 years and eight… Read more »

Don Quixote Pisqo Review

BourbonBlog.com reviews New Mexico’s Don Quixote Pisqo. This American craft distillery has caught our attention recently as we interviewed Master Distiller Olha Dolin on this podcast interview. In the video below, BourbonBlog.com‘s Tom Fischer and Stephen Dennison share thoughts and tasting notes on this delicious Pisqo. × Don Quixote Pisqo Review Notes Flavor of sugar… Read more »

Copperfox Rye Whisky Review and podcast with Rick Wasmund

Whisky: Copper Fox Rye Distillery: The Copper Fox Distillery, Sperryville, Virginia Age: 12 months, date bottled Oct. 01, 09 label reads Proof: 45% ABV; approx 90 proof Notes: Listen to BourbonBlog.com‘s podcast with Rick Wasmund below and on this link.   who happens to be a fan of the whisky too. Color: Light copper-amber Nose: Spicey… Read more »

Wasmund’s Single Malt Whisky Review and podcast with Rick Wasmund

Whisky: Wasmund’s Single Malt Whisky Distillery: The Copper Fox Distillery, Sperryville, Virginia Age: 15 months, label reads “Batch No. 35” Proof: 48% ABV;  96%  proof Notes: Copper Fox is the only distillery in the world that flavors their malt with fruitwood smoke and only the distillery in North America malts their own barley. Listen to… Read more »

Irish Beer Reviews for St. Patrick’s Day

Irish beer reviews in this video episode for St. Patrick’s Day along with Irish Car Bomb demonstration. Reviews of  Guinness Pub Draught, Brian Boru Old Irish Red, Murphy’s Irish Stout, and Smithwick’s and tasting notes below. Brian Boru Old Irish Red by Tree Floyds Brewing, Indiana, 5.90% ABV Gorgeous malt fruity nose. Quite a bit… Read more »

McKenzie Rye Whiskey Review

Whiskey: McKenzie Rye Whiskey Distillery: Finger Lakes Distilling, Burdett NY Age: 1 year Proof: 91; 45.5% ABV Notes: This bottle is marked batch # 09-01. McKenzie made from NYS grain and distilled using old-time techniques aged in new charred quarter casks and finished in sherry barrels from local wineries. Nose: Maple, butterscotch and some oak…. Read more »

Review: Four Roses 100th Anniversary Limited Edition Single Barrel 17-year-old Bourbon Review and Video

BourbonBlog.com brings you the first Bourbon review of the Four Roses 100th Anniversary Limited Edition 17-year-old Single Barrel which was selected from the OBSV recipe – which is the same as Four Roses regular Single Barrel – but much different flavor because of the extra age. OBSV is one of Four Roses’ 10 Bourbon Recipes… Read more »