Jim Beam Signature Craft Bourbon Review In Bourbon Whiskey Reviews by Patrick "Pops" Garrett August 14, 2013 2 Comments Earlier this summer Jim Beam was kind enough to send us samples of Jim Beam’s Signature Craft series featuring a 12 Year and a Rare Spanish Brandy bourbon.
A devilish twist on Jim Beam's regular bourbon, blending their 6 year old whiskey with spirit extracted from the wood of the cask itself, where it's soaked in over the years of maturation. This gives us a robust and hefty bourbon with a nice added chunk of woody richness.
Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve was first released in 2010 and promised to be a more intense version of Beam’s popular Straight Bourbon. There is no special grain bill or aging (it’s on wood for 9 years), so it’s as close as you can get to the purity of that product.
Additionally, single barrels may refrain from chill-filtering, leaving the whiskey at cask strength, resulting in a truer expression of the cask. Here are five of our favorite single barrel bourbon expressions: Blanton’s. Blanton’s is the OG of single barrel bourbons, released in 1984 by the Sazerac Company.
Wed 24 Jul 2013. Lidl UK’S WESTERN GOLD Bourbon Whiskey lives up to its name. Lidl UK’s newest whiskey has been awarded a Gold Outstanding award at this year’s International Wine & Spirit Competition. Their Western Gold 6 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey (£14.49, 70cl) was introduced at the end of April earlier this year and proved to be a big hit with shoppers from the moment it reached the ...
Elijah Craig is a premium and super-premium brand of bourbon whiskey produced in Kentucky by Heaven Hill Distilleries. The brand is sold as a straight bourbon, typically in 750 mL glass bottles. Elijah Craig whiskey is offered in both small batch and single barrel bottlings.
Knob Creek is a brand of Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey produced by Beam Suntory at the Jim Beam distillery in Clermont, Kentucky. It is one of the four Jim Beam small batch bourbon brands targeted for the high-end liquor market. Its siblings in the line are Booker's, Baker's, and Basil Hayden's.
The Old Crow brand has a venerable history as one of Kentucky's earliest bourbons. Old Crow is aged in barrels for a minimum of three years, and in the United States is 80 proof while the slightly higher quality, but still inexpensive Old Crow Reserve is aged for a minimum of four years and is 86 proof.
About Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 Year Bourbon At the World Spirits Championship, Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 Year Bourbon earned a 99 out of 100 points, the highest rating ever given to a bourbon. 20 years of aging can make a bourbon overly woody and unbalanced, but Pappy Van Winkle's 20 Year retains its sweetness and complexity.
“HUDSON BABY BOURBON is the first bourbon whiskey to be distilled in New York. This single grain bourbon is made from 100% New York corn and aged in our special small American Oak barrels. This unique aging process produces a mildly sweet, smooth spirit with hints of vanilla and caramel.
private reserve bourbon nearly a century ago. Blanton believed the “center-cut” or middle sections of Warehouse H were the best for aging his bourbon. Personally tasting and choosing each barrel, these barrels were reserved and bottled for ambassadors, dignitaries, family and friends becoming the world’s first single barrel bourbon.
I've avoided Noah's Mill NAS but couldn't let this one pass me by, you don't see many 15 yr bourbons these days under $40. Given the time frame - 2005 - my hope is that the juice was deemed surplus given the then relatively low demand for older bourbons.
Black Maple Hill Premium Small Batch Bourbon Aged Sixteen Years 47.5% ABV $125-$150 Website What the Distillery Says:Nothing really. If you want some great background on Black Maple Hill check out this post by Chuck Cowdery. What Richard Says: Nose: Fresh out of the bottle this is a raw hairy beast breaking out of the cage. Very rough.
Also don’t let the Weller’s line of underwhelming bottle design and labels deter you from finding the gem. The money Buffalo Trace saves on the bottle itself is passed along to the consumer. As their shortages continue, if you see a bottle of W.L. Weller 12 Year, grab it.