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Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Originating in 1856 and then brought back to life this past decade, Chicken Cock Straight Bourbon is a quintessential, high-quality Kentucky bourbon offered at a premium price point.
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Watershed 6 Year Bourbon Finished in Apple Brandy Barrels (Batch 003)
In its third iteration, a ramp up in proof and resulting robustness makes this apple brandy finish bourbon sing.
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Jack Daniel’s Twice Barreled Special Release American Single Malt Finished in Oloroso Sherry Casks
Jack Daniel’s first venture into American single malt whiskey provides a unique twist, although even with its 100+ proof, it still leaves you wishing for a little bit more oomph.
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Penelope Architect Build No. 3
Utilizing a softer approach with Build No. 3, Penelope continues to showcase French oak’s many different sides with their Architect line.
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Pinhook Bourbon War Vertical Series - 7 Year
One of the most intriguing large scale experiments in recent bourbon history, Pinhook Bourbon War 7 Year delivers an above average pour that will delight those who like a spice-filled sip.
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Kentucky Owl Takumi Edition
Taking America’s Native Spirit and applying a Japanese style of blending to it, Kentucky Owl Takumi Edition is a masterpiece in artful blending.
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Mythology Hell Bear Whiskey Cask Strength (Batch 1)
Ramping up its proof from its standard release injects this cask strength whiskey with plenty of life.
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Wild Turkey Master’s Keep Unforgotten
Unforgotten is the most dynamic and impressive Wild Turkey Master’s Keep release yet.
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Seelbach’s Private Reserve Straight Bourbon Finished in Triple Sec and Sparkling Wine Barrels
Seelbach’s Private Reserve Batch 3 is proof not to ever let an unproven and potentially crazy idea deter you. It may have unexpected and electrifying results.
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Two Souls Spirits Watershed Distillery Bourbon (2022)
With their inaugural bourbon release, Two Souls Spirits shows that they’re an independent bottler to have on your radar.
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Elijah Craig Barrel Proof (Batch C922)
The final Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch of 2022 provides the final Goldilocks piece in this year’s trio of releases.
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2022 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Everything You Need to Know

What surprises does Buffalo Trace have in store for whiskey drinkers this year?
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How Jack Daniel’s Won Over the Hearts of Whiskey Diehards

Despite many people’s initial association with the brand and a bit of unavoidable controversy, Jack Daniel’s expanded product line managed to radically turnaround whiskey diehards' perception of the brand.
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Westward Whiskey: Embracing the Pioneering Spirit of the Pacific Northwest

Westward Whiskey, a distillery nestled in the Pacific Northwest, embraces a laid-back culture that prides itself on being a trailblazer.

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Rabbit Hole Raceking Returns

Rabbit Hole announces that the brand’s Raceking Founder’s Collection, a five-grain, double chocolate malt bourbon, is being re-released and will subsequently be released annually in fall.

Jack Daniel’s Releases Limited Edition Toasted Pecan Tennessee Whiskey

The Jack Daniel Distillery introduces Distillery Series selection #10, a Straight Tennessee Whiskey finished with toasted pecan wood chips.

Stellum Spirits Introduces Two New Stellum Black Specialty Blends

Stellum™ Spirits introduced two new Stellum Black specialty blends: Hunter's Moon and The Lone Cypress.

J.T. Meleck Releases First Full Batch of Rice Whiskey In Time for 2022 Holiday Season

Mike Frugé and his family of fifth-generation rice farmers have released a full batch of their new J.T. Meleck Rice Whiskey in time for the holiday season.

Hidden Barn Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey to Share Series Two

The team behind Hidden Barn returns for round two with Hidden Barn Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Series Two, available this December. Series Two is composed of 10 barrels expertly blended by Master Blender Jackie Zykan.
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