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Jim Beam Factory Tour Film

Check out this beautifully shot Jim Beam brand film. There are some really interesting factory scenes that you will enjoy.



Last updated: June 11, 2013
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Wild Turkey Rare Breed Review

I recently stumbled upon a bottle of Wild Turkey Rare Breed bourbon at a friend’s house and had to ask for a sample. Rare Breed is a limited run made from a combination of 6, 8, and 12 year Wild … Continue reading



Last updated: March 13, 2013
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Bulleit Bourbon Review

Verdict: Unique, spicy, and flavorful. A nice treat. Bulleit Bourbon Frontier Whiskey has a uniqueness and complexity that makes it distinct. This is probably due to its relatively high rye content (at about 28% of the mash). Distilled in Kentucky … Continue reading



Last updated: March 3, 2013
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Jim Beam Begins Shipping Jacob’s Ghost White Whiskey

Jim Beam’s latest, known as “Jacob’s Ghost White Whiskey” began shipping this week so we should see it popping up on store shelves soon. Beam named it in honor of Jacob Beam, the founding distiller of Jim Beam. Jacob’s Ghost … Continue reading



Last updated: March 1, 2013
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1792 Bourbon Review (Ridgemont Reserve)

Verdict: Excellent Mid-bodied Small Batch I picked up a bottle of 1792 Ridgemont Reserve Bourbon (named for the year Kentucky became a state) on a recent trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The airlines frown upon traveling with liquid these days, … Continue reading



Last updated: February 20, 2013
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Maker’s Mark Resuming Production at 45% Alcohol by Volume

Wow. Just got this email from Makers Mark. Glad to hear that they are listening to their fans! “… Since we announced our decision last week to reduce the alcohol content (ABV) of Maker’s Mark in response to supply constraints, … Continue reading



Last updated: February 17, 2013
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The Difference Between Whiskey and Bourbon

Understanding the difference between whiskey and bourbon is probably confusing for many people because all bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon. So you are not wrong by calling Jim Beam white label “whiskey” or “bourbon.” However, you … Continue reading



Last updated: January 18, 2013
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Sazerac Recipe

I’m seeing rye whiskey pop up all over the place lately.  A friend recently fixed me a Sazerac cocktail which uses rye as the base, so I’m adding the recipe below. This is a tasty drink that was popular in … Continue reading



Last updated: December 2, 2012
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Eagle Rare 10 Year

I wouldn’t think twice about recommending Eagle Rare Single Barrel as a gift this holiday season. The casual bourbon lover will definitely appreciate flavors while the bourbon aficionados will dig the complexity. A little back story – Eagle was introduced in … Continue reading



Last updated: November 3, 2011
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Jim Beam Black Double Aged

Verdict: Warming, flavorful It’s hard to drink Jim Beam Black without comparing it to Jim Beam original which is probably what most of us cut our teeth on. Black is aged 8 years whereas white is aged 4 years (thus the “double aged” moniker … Continue reading



Last updated: September 6, 2011
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Woodford Reserve Review

Verdict: Will not disappoint Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select has always been one of my favorites. This is straight-up good bourbon and worth every penny. I know the price is not completely outrageous, but a lot of folks opt for a … Continue reading



Last updated: September 4, 2011
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Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey

Verdict: Smooth, Crisp, Well-rounded My Irish friend never fails to interject his opinions about the superiority of Irish whiskey whenever the topic of whiskey comes up. I’m adding Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey to this blog as a nod to our brethren … Continue reading



Last updated: August 18, 2011
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Jefferson’s Very Small Batch Bourbon

Verdict: Warm, robust, smooth I’m not sure why, but when I hear sound of the cork popping out of a bottle of bourbon my taste buds start to anticipate something great coming their way. Jefferson’s Very Small Batch Bourbon, from McLain & … Continue reading



Last updated: August 12, 2011
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Jim Beam Rye

Verdict: Mellow, Peppery I hesitated a little bit adding a rye whiskey to this blog since someone is going to write to tell me that it’s not a bourbon, but this what I have in the cabinet at the moment so … Continue reading



Last updated: July 26, 2011
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Old Forester Classic 86 Proof

Verdict: Good value for the money Old Forester, like all great brands, has an interesting history. It has been on the market since 1873 and is touted as the longest continuously marketed bourbon. During Prohibition (1920 – 1933) it was … Continue reading



Last updated: July 20, 2011
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