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A look Inside of a Private Barrel Selection
Hey everyone,
This is our first crack at starting to write about the bourbon & whiskey experiences we've been afforded through work. hope you all enjoy reading into the process if you have never had the chance to select a private barrel.
Being in the booze industry tends to have some unique perks. Once in a while you are afforded an opportunity to experience something pretty rare and interestin
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Thanks +Thomas Veach glad you enjoyed the read
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Thomas Veach

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Huh, well at least I didn't pay much for it.
No Age Statement - not unusual these days.
Not Straight
Not Bonded
No smell other than the alcohol burn
First and second 'chews' only got a hint of something sweet on the edge of the tongue (had to go crack open some other bottles to see if my sense of smell/taste has abandoned me - it hasn't)
Looks like a Legal Moonshiner is trying their hand at bourbon and they are to be applauded. The lack of any taste or color (checked against some FRSB, and Evan Williams 1783 it is slightly lighter in color) could be that this is some very young bourbon, perhaps less than two years old.
I think it has some potential and would like to see it after 4 years or so.
Oh, and it's not harsh and bears the identity of a very heavy or all corn bourbon. I'd cook with it.
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P. ARTHUR RILEY

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Famous American Whiskey Distiller Makes Astounding Admission...
Until now, the story had gone that a white man named Dan Call had taught his young apprentice, Jasper Newton 'Jack' Daniel, how to run his Tennessee distillery.
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Individually barreled? OMG! Where do I buy?
You’re sitting in a meeting. You’ve run out of things to say. Everyone is looking at you. You know you have to say something, but you’re not sure what. It’s awkward. You just sit there looking around. Thinking to yourself that eventually maybe someone else will say something. The silence get longer. It gets more awkward. You’re starting to fidget now. People around you are looking out the window, trying not to stare as you just sit t...
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I like to experiment with whiskey. Play blender once in a while.
I try to never dump out whiskey. Not even when it is really bad. I always figure that there is something I can use it for. Even if I don’t want to drink it neat, I might use it in a cocktail. If it isn’t able to stand up in a cocktail, maybe I’ll use it for cooking. If I don’t even want to cook with it I try to see if I can blend it with something. Which is the thought that inspired my latest experiment. I had a lot of whiskey on ...
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Sometimes companies are looking to make a better product. And sometimes they do a good enough job that it's worth an increased price.
I used to work with some amazing people. My wife was going through chemotherapy for ovarian cancer and was suffering from immense bone pain due to it. They put together a collection to get her a night in a hotel with a private hot-tub to help alleviate the pain. It was an immensely nice gesture and very much appreciated. While we were there I was an attentive errand boy, as I was every time a chemo weekend came up. But there were ti...
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Hi everyone. I would like to ask if Wild Turkey 101 is a nice bourbon in terms of mash build, rye content (which is important to me) and overall taste.

See I ritually only drink Bulleit and would like to branch out and experience some other bourbons.

Many thanks for any feedback.
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A co-worker insists that Wild Turkey 101 is vastly superior to standard Wild Turkey. I admit to not having investigated it.
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Andy Cigars

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My new go-to bourbon... Larceny. Great bang for the buck.
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Well chosen.
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Time for a field trip...
 
I gotta go home more often.
Whiskey distilleries helped shape downtown Louisville. Now, they're returning to change it again.
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A craft distiller in Kansas City gets geeky with bourbonguy.com
As I state in my Statement of Ethics, I seldom accept review samples. And that if I do, I will disclose it at the beginning of the article. Please consider it disclosed. I would like to thank FleishmanHillard for putting me into contact with the distillery and providing the bottles being discussed and reviewed this week. So yes, I broke my “No Review Samples” rule. I seldom do this, but when Union Horse Distillery agreed to get a bi...
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101 months old before (and 35 years since) it went into the bottle
I’m a big fan of old liquor bottles. We’ve talked about this. I tend to go to antique stores, estate sales and bottle shows to look at and occasionally buy old bottles. Most of these are empty and I almost always get the comment: “too bad this isn’t full, huh?” But sometimes they are full. And when they are, I like to check the contents and the seal. If it’s bourbon, it hasn’t been opened and isn’t very expensive, I’ll bring it home w...
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Tony S

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Orange and ginger root infused bourbon. 
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Evan Williams black label
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A store pick and the regular release tasted side by side.
Store picks versus regular releases. It’s a topic I find myself thinking about more and more often as I realize that I’ve examined a lot of bourbon for the blog and tasted a lot more outside of it. As my local liquor stores realize that they need to do something in order to differentiate themselves from the competition, I run across more and more store picks of things like Knob Creek, Woodford Reserve, Russell’s Reserve, 1792 and others...
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This might now be my favorite rye.
I’m four-fifths of the way through the week and before the night is over I will have booked twice the billable hours of a typical week. Needless to say, this has been a hellish week for me on the work front. I’m getting to work on lots of fun projects, but free-time is in short supply. So since blogging doesn’t pay the bills nearly as well as working does, I’ll need to keep this short was well. I tend to like whiskey put out by Wild ...
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From time to time it is a good idea to reexamine the grudges you are holding just to be sure they are still worth holding onto.
So there I was. At a Maker’s Mark Ambassador event in Andover, Minnesota. It was interesting. I got a couple black dipped glasses that I will probably never use, I had a free bratwurst for lunch and I was hanging out with other Maker’s Ambassadors trying cocktails and sipping a little bourbon. I didn’t end up buying any Maker’s that day. But I did buy something that sorta surprised my wife. I don’t normally buy Michter’s products. Th...
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LOL! well at least the juice is tasty. Doubt I'll be buying another anytime soon though. It's too damn expensive for me to want to buy very often.
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A little history inspired by an old decanter filled with bourbon.
A very long time ago, by today’s standards, bourbon was not popular. It was so not popular that many people selling it almost of included it as a kind of “value-add” when they sold ceramic decanters. Ceramic decanters seem to have been immensely popular during the 1970s. I have people in my own family who will reminisce about purchasing a couple of them for a decent amount of money and then claim: “I don’t know that [the buyer] ever did...
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Vincent Caputi

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A little weekend whiskey tasting! 
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Josh McManis

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Cheers! 
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