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Town Branch Maple Barrel Stout Finished Bourbon (2023)

An extensively used finishing barrel, along with an extended finishing time in the barrel, produced a Town Branch bourbon that will please stout beer lovers.
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Seelbach’s Private Reserve 9 Year (Batch 006)
A delicious 9 year old Kentucky straight bourbon from a unique online spirits retailer.
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Leopold Bros. Three Chamber Rye (2023)
Leopold Bros. Three Chamber 6 Year Rye, with its additional aging time, is careful not to undo what made past editions great, all while enhancing what was already present.
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Still Austin Blue Corn Bottled in Bond Bourbon (Winter 2023)
A sweet, rich bourbon that pushes bourbon’s flavor boundaries by altering the mashbill and taking advantage of the region.
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Wheel Horse Bourbon Cigar Blend
Utilizing a blend of three finishing barrels, Wheel Horse Bourbon Cigar Blend evokes fewer feelings of pairing well with a cigar and more so focuses on its mixed berry and red fruit underpinnings.
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291 M Colorado Whiskey (Batch 7)
Over-indexing on rich maple syrup and oak notes brings about a new take on maple syrup barrel-finished bourbons with this whiskey from Distillery 291.
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Kings County Barrel Strength Empire Rye (Batch 8)
Kings County Empire Rye Batch 8 is once again a unique tasting and bold rye from the Brooklyn-based distillery, but the latest batch offers more value in the form of higher proof, more age, and a tapestry of barrel sizes to make up its blend.
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Jack Daniel’s 10 Year Tennessee Whiskey (Batch 3)
Jack Daniel’s dials it in with their latest batch of 10 Year Tennessee Whiskey.
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Westland Garryana Edition 8
A malt lover's dream, this annual release by Westland Distillery truly showcases how diverse American single malts can be.
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Never Say Die Small Batch Bourbon
Taking the road less traveled, Never Say Die Small Batch Bourbon produces an easy-sipping bourbon and provides an interesting story to talk about while enjoying a pour.
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Elijah Craig Barrel Proof (Batch A124)
The youngest and second lowest proof Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch released to date, Batch A124 offers a rich, delicious flavor profile proving that a lower age and proof doesn’t necessarily equate to a subpar pour.
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Still Austin Whiskey Co. Launches Bottled in Bond Straight Rye Whiskey

Still Austin Whiskey Co., the Texas-based grain-to-glass whiskey company, is launching their fourth seasonal Bottled in Bond spirit: Straight Rye Whiskey.

Heaven’s Door Spirits Announces ‘The Exploration Series’

Heaven’s Door Spirits, Bob Dylan’s portfolio of American whiskeys, announces the release of their new Exploration Series: a straight bourbon whiskey finished in Calvados casks and toasted oak staves.

Log Still Distillery To Open 2024 Concert Season on May 10

Log Still Distillery announces the return of live music to Nelson County with its 2024 concert season at The Amp (225 Dee Head Road).

Staghorn Names Lisa Wicker Master Distiller of New Garrard County Distilling Co.

Atlanta-based Staghorn has named award-winning craft whiskey maker Lisa Wicker (formerly of Widow Jane) as the first Master Distiller of its recently opened Garrard County Distilling Co. in Lancaster, Kentucky.

New Riff Distilling Names Chief Sales Officer

New Riff Distilling has announced the appointment of Rawnica Dillingham as chief sales officer.

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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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