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Espy House Washington's Reserve Bourbon

While bourbon was just in its infancy when George Washington died, even as a rye drinker, he likely would have found a lot to enjoy with this release.
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Espy House George 1794 Edition Bourbon
American history often has connections to whiskey, and with George Washington using the Espy House as his Whiskey Rebellion headquarters, a new bourbon brand is born.
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15 Stars 8 & 15 Year Private Stock Bourbon
A nice blend of aged Kentucky bourbons results in an enjoyable follow-up to the brand's previous Private Stock release.
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Liberty Pole Spirits Single Barrel Rye “The Lily” (BRL 469)
Adding wheat, malted rye, and barley to their rye whiskey is certainly far from the norm, but this risk-taking pays off.
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Westward Whiskey Vintner’s Cuvée
Taking inspiration from winemakers, Vintner’s Cuvée is a blend of four different red wine finished single malts, and the result is every bit as flavorful as you’d expect.
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Hard Truth Caramel Malt (Batch 002)
A full-flavored rye that’s accented by caramel throughout.
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Orphan Barrel Indigo’s Hour
Indigo’s Hour’s enjoyable flavor profile and high age goes a long way to justify its big price tag.
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Blood Oath Pact No. 10
Utilizing two different wine varietals to double finish the bourbon, Blood Oath Pact 10 delivers a dynamic and pleasing sip.
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New Riff Sour Mash Single Malt (Fall 2023 Vatting)
Providing its own take on single malt whiskey, New Riff Distilling has managed to produce a product that is wholly their own, which will delight fans of the brand.
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Larceny Barrel Proof Bourbon (Batch B524)
Grabbing the spicy baton from its predecessor, Batch B524 manages to correct and improve upon everything the previous batch set out to do.
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Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon (Batch B524)
Straightforward and bold, Batch B524 isn’t a standout for the brand, but remains a solid barrel proof Kentucky bourbon nonetheless.
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Old Forester® announces a surprise release of its most coveted and rarest expression, President's Choice, just in time to celebrate Father’s Day.

Elizabeth McCall and her father batch special Woodford Reserve bourbons for Father’s Day

Woodford Reserve releases a limited-release bourbon collection created by Master Distiller Elizabeth McCall and her father, just in time for Father’s Day.

LAST-MINUTE FATHER’S DAY GIFTS? WESTWARD HAS YOU COVERED INTRODUCING A NEW WHISKEY GIFT SUBSCRIPTION

Westward Whiskey introduces a new offering just in time for Father’s Day, graduation, and summertime gifting: the Distiller’s Select Gift Subscription.

Traverse City Whiskey Co. Unleashes Two New Ready-to-Serve Premium Old Fashioned Cocktails

Traverse City Whiskey Co.(TCWC) has launched two ready-to-serve Old Fashioned Cocktails in a portable bottle: The Original and Cherry.

Coors Spirits Co. Unveils Second Blue Run Micro-Batch Bourbon Release: Blue Run Flight Series II

Coors Spirits Co. unveils Blue Run’s first release of the year – the second in its Flight Series of “micro batch” whiskeys.

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The charm of bourbon decanters

The bygone era of the bourbon decanter was a period when packaging overshadowed the whiskey itself. Though they were utilized to help sell bourbon which had fallen out of favor, their distinct style and creativity remains charming 50+ years later.
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Spending a Night at Jack Daniel’s

Ever wonder what it would be like to spend a night at a distillery? It should be on every whiskey lover's bucket list.
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Making History At MGP

This past week we had the opportunity to make history. Ross & Squibb Distillery, owned by MGP Ingredients is often shrouded in mystery only in that it isn’t open for public tours or really anyone else for that matter. While there, we got to do something no outside visitor has done in 80+ years.
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Bourbon’s Next Era

Bourbon is beginning to settle into a “been there, done that” period. As bourbon consumers finally come down off this finished whiskey and gimmick “high,” the question arises: What direction will bourbon move to drive consumers to continually stay invested in it?
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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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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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