In the video review below, BourbonBlog’s Tom Fischer joins Tipton Spirits Founder Jerry Knight, creator of Harrison Bourbon, at the historic Gerthaus in Evansville, Indiana for a tasting in the “Hoosier homeland” where this Bourbon aged.
A portion of the proceeds from this unique bottling will be donated to The Grouseland Foundation, which operates Indiana’s first Governor’s Mansion built by William Henry Harrison.
When Harrison built the mansion in 1804 in Vincennes, he was Indiana’s governor and he later became the 9th President of the United States.
W.H. Harrison Presidential Reserve Bourbon: “The Grouseland Cache” Review
Bourbon:W. H. Harrison Presidential Reserve Bourbon, the “Grouseland Cache”
Color: Medium to deep amber.
Age:16 years old
Proof: 45% , 90 Proof
Nose: Butterscotch, pleasant barrel
Taste: Enters with deep barrel, deep vanilla and caramel.
Lacing of candied notes and char push the depth of flavor into the taste buds in a bold way.
Finish: Sugarcoated barrel. The sweetness is strong but not syrupy.
The natural raw sugar flavor in the finish makes it quite distinguishable.
W. H. Harrison Bourbon Collection including the original, Governor’s Reserve, and Presidential Reserve
Now, we’re the first to review this very rare 12 year old expression of Wathen’s Bourbon in the video above and in the tasting notes below.
While there is no age statement on Wathen’s Bourbon, Old Medley bears an age statement and delivers one of the best flavors we’ve ever tasted in a 12 year old Bourbon. Old Medley is the same recipe as Wathen’s, but with more age.
With only 2,500 cases being distributed in this one time release, Old Medley is one of the more limited releases you’ll see in 2013.
For a suggested retail price of $49.99, it is worth every penny and if you can find it definitely pick this one up.
BourbonBlog.com‘s Tom Fischer joined Charles Medley, President of Charles Medley Distillery to taste this Bourbon. The conversation became so enjoyable that Tom took out his pocket cam for an unexpected interview to learn more about Old Medley and Charles too.
As a 7th Generation Distiller, Charles is full of stories, knowledge and experience in the Bourbon industry. He brings all that character and expertise into one bottle in Old Medley 12 Year Old Bourbon.
Depending on where you live in the USA, you can find the Old Medley either now or very soon in markets that carry Wathen’s Bourbon.
Check your favorite liquor store and you may be lucky enough to find it in Georgia, Kentucky, Indiana, New York, Illinois, Connecticut, Massachusetts and other states.
“Insanity and brilliance” come together in one bottle to redefine the taste and approach to Bourbon as we know it. BourbonBlog.com reviews Corsair Artisan Distillery‘s Insane in the Grain – 12 Grain Bourbon.
Watch the video review above and read the expanded tasting notes below as we take time away from the snow to elaborate.
This 12-Grain Bourbon is made with Corn, Blue Corn, Barley, Rye, Wheat, Oats, Quinoa, Spelt, Sorghum, Triticale, . 6-Row Brewer’s Malt, and Millet. (See the Distillery Beer Recipe below)
We’re tasting the “Batch One Bottling” of this “alternative grain” style Bourbon which is only available now in Kentucky and Tennessee.
Corsair Artisan Distillery is one of the most talented and innovative craft distillers that we’ve watched grow over the last several years.
In 2012, Corsair Craft Distllery won both the “Craft Distillery of the Year” and “Innovator of the Year” in the Icons of Whiskey Awards.
Since their beginning in 2007, Corsair has experimented with well over hundred mashbills for whiskeys and Bourbons. Corsair co-founder Darek Bell’s book Alt Whiskeys chronicles the unique recipes that have been a key to Corsair’s success.
Insane in the Grain is among the most complex flavor journeys ever reviewed on BourbonBlog.com and one of the most interesting releases to date from Corsair.
This Bourbon “pulls all of Corsair’s previous grain experiments together to form an intricate whiskey” according to the label.
This particular bottle we’re reviewing is hand numbered #42 of 69, produced at their Nashville, Tennessee Distillery and selected by Corsair co-founders Andrew Webber and Darek Bell.
After you watch the video, please note that the correct way to pronounce “Triticale” is “trit-ih-KAY-lee”.
BourbonBlog.com is the first media outlet to review the new Bulleit 10 Bourbon in the video and detailed tasting below.
The Pros: For Bulleit lovers, the flavor has similar qualities to the original and we suggest you try it.
This one is a “grown up” Bulleit expression for the more refined palette. The finish is where it sings of most age and depth.
It can be sipped neat and is equally as enjoyable in cocktails as the mixologists have taken extremely well to the brand’s characteristics.
The Cons: Bulleit 10 may not be worth the “suggested retail price” tag of $44.99 to everyone in Bulleit’s target market for this release.
When compared to original Bulleit Bourbon, the flavor journey isn’t as far from it with expression of age and depth as we expected.
Which ain’t a bad thing because original Bulleit is indeed a mighty fine Bourbon.
Depending on what you want to spend for the taste, you’ll have to decide if Bulleit 10 is worth the extra $15-$20 more a bottle )based on an average price of $25-$30 / 750 ml bottle for original.)
We’re proud to be the first to review this unique, new offering for you which will be on shelves across the country soon.
Original Bulleit Bourbon has no age statement, but from what we’re told is typically aged between 6 – 7 years, selected when the flavor is ready, mingled to the desired flavor profile with a mashbill of 68% Corn, 28% Rye.
The brand says Bulleit 10 has the same “high rye mashbill.”
Bulleit 10 also comes with some education on Bulleit history on an insert in the box which tells the story of the Bulleit family, offers charm and advice from Tom Bulleit and invites Bourbon fans to write at Stitzel-Weller Distillery’s address in Louisville, Kentucky.
Bulleit 10 comes dressed in a fancy orange box giving it handsome marketing to further declare it’s presence enticing you to buy it for your bar.
The Bulleit Family has brought back August Bulleit’s recipe in way the last several years making it what they call “#1 Small Batch Bourbon”
Bulleit 10 Bourbon Review
Bourbon: Bulleit 10 Bourbon
Distillery: The Bulleit Distilling Company
Proof: 91.2 proof, 45.6% Alcohol by Volume (ABV)
Age: 10 years
Nose: Char, spice, a bit more fire and prevalence of alcohol than original Bulleit.
Taste: Straightforward Bourbon characteristics showcasing the impressive simplicity in a well-made Bourbon. Caramel, vanilla, pleasant sugars and spicy rye.
Approachable and slightly bolder and a touch more elegant than original Bulleit Bourbon.
Toffee and sweetness comes toward the end mid-palette and begins to mellow into a touch of smokey cinnamon.
Finish: Muddled cherries and apricot, juicy barrel.
Bulleit 10 Bourbon has an insert inside of the box which tells the story of Bulleit, offers advice from Tom Bulleit and also gives fans an opportunity to write him
The original Guinness can be known to make any day feel like Christmas, right?
This season, Guinness had released a new “Holiday Ale” which delivers an approachable balance of warmth and sweetness.
Guinness tells BourbonBlog.com they have embraced a rich heritage and the philosophy of their founder, Arthur Guinness, with the release of this new holiday beer.
Inspired by Arthur Guinness’ passion for full-flavored beers and his philanthropic legacy, Guinness Generous Ale also coincides with the of launch GuinnessGivesBack.com.
This website demonstrates the brand’s commitment to social benevolence, encouraging its fans to commit acts of generosity in the “Generous Hour” program.
Guinness Generous Ale is now available nationwide in 11.2oz bottles (5.6% ABV) as part of the Guinness Winter Selection Variety Pack, a winter mix that includes Guinness Draught, Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Guinness Black Lager and Guinness Generous Ale, (12 bottles total , 3 of each bottling, retail price of $15.99)
BourbonBlog.com became the first media outlet to taste the Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2012 release at the 2012 Kentucky Bourbon Festival in September in the video below.
Now we’re bringing you our review of this year’s 2012 vintage release of Old Forester.
For a $50 limited edition release, we recommend you pick up this very warming, toast Bourbon. You too will happy a little mistake was made 12 years ago!
This specific release crafted from an 82 barrel batch, selected from a single day of production.
That day’s mash bill had 2% extra malt added to the fermenter.
“Once barreled the bourbon was ricked on the fourth floor in warehouses H and I where it experienced a balanced maturation environment. There the angels’ share resulted in low barrel yields and therefore intense barrel flavor concentration,’ Chris Morris tells BourbonBlog.com.
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon is vintage-dated and offers a one-of-a-kind character that will never be replicated.
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2012 Release Review
Bourbon: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2012 Release
Distillery: Woodford Reserve Distillery, Brown-Forman, Versailles, KY
Color: Medium amber
Age: 12 years
Proof:97 proof, 48.5% ABV
Nose: Pleasant cooperage and rickhouse aroma alongside lovely malts and cinnamon.
Taste: Honied almonds with cherry notes that are reminiscent of a Manhattan cocktail. T
The spicy and roasted malts with dry mouthfeel. Cinammon and baking spices are evidence.
It has a “Christmastime” / holiday spicy, warming quality which would make you feel like you’re laying near a fireplace anytime of the year.
Finish: Warming luscious vanilla, crème brûlée, and marzipan. And at the end, a refined yet dry nutty note that seems to be present throughout the flavor.
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