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What makes dusty bourbon special?

Bourbon lovers may find themselves venturing deeper down the rabbit hole in search of something else other than the latest limited release. That something else is often what the greater whiskey collective calls, “dusties.” What makes dusties different from modern day bourbons? Are they better than the bourbons of today? Just what makes them so alluring?
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Town Branch True Cask Straight Bourbon (Batch 006)
Town Branch has yet to make a big splash but their True Cask Straight Bourbon Batch 006 might change that, as it is a rewarding and flavorful sip at a great price.
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Town Branch 7 Year Kentucky Single Malt
Featuring an impressive 7 year age statement for a Kentucky-made single malt is a good start, but its tempered Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale influence will leave you wanting more.
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Very Olde St. Nick Winter Maple Whiskey (Lot #8)
Very Olde St. Nick Winter Maple Whiskey will push you to your limit on just how much sweetness you can tolerate in a whiskey.
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Dark Arts Barely Legal Bourbon (Batch 2)
Utilizing only two main grain varieties, Dark Arts Barely Legal Bourbon delivers a sip that’s unsurprisingly a balance of sweet and spice.
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Jack Daniel's Distillery Series Selection #12 Oloroso Sherry Finish
In their latest Distillery Series Selection, Jack Daniel’s produces an easy-sipping whiskey that’s not as influenced as you’d expect for being finished in Oloroso Sherry casks for 3 years.
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Fireside Triple Rye Whiskey 6 Year Single Barrel
Full of unique scents and flavors, Fireside Triple Rye Whiskey Single Barrel continues to chart its own course as its age statement rises year over year.
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Old Forester 117 Series: Scotch Cask Finish
The latest release in the Old Forester 117 Series, sees a nicely finished bourbon, but one that doesn’t lean into the flavors that come to mind when consumers think of scotch cask finishing.
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Old Pepper Bourbon Bottled in Bond
Lighter in nature, Old Pepper Bourbon Bottled in Bond is a traditional bourbon that doesn’t reveal its spicy underpinnings until the very end.
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Bulleit American Single Malt
A light and approachable American single malt that is almost entirely focused on converting bourbon and rye drinkers to this blossoming new(ish) style of whiskey.
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Jack Daniels 12 Year Tennessee Whiskey (Batch 2)
Rich flavors help define the latest Jack Daniels 12 Year Tennessee Whiskey, which will have fans of the brand wishing that this was a year-round release.
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15 STARS Fine-Aged Bourbon Announces Release of 8&15 YO Private Stock and First West Rye Batch 2-SSDD

15 STARS, announces the limited release of its 8&15 YO Private Stock Fine Aged Bourbon.

JJ Grey and St. Augustine Distillery Unveil Collaboration Bourbon: Rolling Rooster

Musician JJ Grey and St. Augustine Distillery have announced a new bourbon collaboration, Rolling Rooster.

FREY RANCH MARKS 10 YEARS OF DISTILLING WITH EXPANSION INTO NEW MARKETS AND NATIONAL ACCOUNTS WIN

Frey Ranch® Distillery announced its expansion into five new U.S. markets, including Texas, Oregon, Arizona, Ohio, and Georgia.

Chicken Cock Whiskey and New Orleans Bourbon Festival Release Double Oak Whiskey

Chicken Cock Whiskey and the New Orleans Bourbon Festival have collaborated to create a one-of-a-kind Single Barrel Double Oak Kentucky Whiskey that reflects the spirit and embodies the culture of this renowned festival taking place March 20-24, 2024.

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Releases Annual, Limited Edition Kentucky Derby Festival Single Barrel Bourbon Bottle

The 2016 Vintage, 121 proof Bourbon is dipped in silver wax and features the 52nd Edition Gold Pegasus Pin on the bottle’s neck.

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What’s Next for Penelope Bourbon?

It’s been almost a year since the bourbon world was thunderstruck by the news of MGP Ingredients’ acquisition of Penelope Bourbon. This begs the question, what’s next?
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What is Bourbon? Down the Rabbit Hole of America’s Native Spirit

What is bourbon? The answer is both simple and complex. Is ignorance bliss, or do you really want to know how to define the one spirit we can call 100% American?
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Exploring Old Dominick’s In-House Distilled Small Batch Bourbon Series

Transitioning from sourced whiskey to your own distilate can be an exciting yet stressful time for a company. Old Dominick is currently undergoing this transition and we take a look at their new Small Batch Bourbon Series.
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We drink bourbon from a 1970s defunct airline

Bourbon can go decades before it is opened, passing through various hands along the way. This is what happened when we recently stumbled upon a case of mini Elano-branded Maker’s Mark bottles.
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Changing the Game: Blending’s Past, Present, and Future Through the Lens of American Whiskey's Preeminent Blender

"Blending" has been a dirty word in the American whiskey, but thanks to a combination of insight, persistence, and a bit of courage mustered by whiskey makers over the past decade, the concept of blending as it relates to bourbon and American whiskey has changed for the better.
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