American Whiskey 2018 Year in Review

Like 2017, this past year has been a good year for American whiskey.    And like 2017, we decided to bring you a “2018 Year in Review” discussing some of the hits and misses for 2018 American whiskey producers.   Luckily, we have been fortunate to get to sample some (and by no means all) of the most notable of this year’s releases. Below are some objective observations from some these, listed in the order in which we posted reviews.  Inter-disbursed are this year’s Top 10 Lists from Scott HillStephen Netherton, Jamie Baalmann, Stephen Benson, Eric Schroeder and Jay Cary.

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December 2018: George Dickel

Our December tasting event explored a menagerie of George Dickel bourbon released in the 1970s, 1990s, and modern day. Products are aged from 9 to 17 years, but all contain the same classic 84% corn, 8% rye, 8% malted barley mash bill from the George A. Dickel & Co. Distillery in Tullahoma, Tennessee.

George Dickel

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Wild Turkey Month 2018 Conclusions and Parting Thoughts

It was another fun November, as we concluded our second Wild Turkey Month – 30 Turkeys in 30 Days.

Dusty Wild Turkey

Last year, we followed our Wild Turkey Month with a post discussing some of our key takeaways. Similarly, the following are some of our conclusions and parting thoughts after we had time to digest.

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Blaum Bros. Bourbon and Rye Reviews

Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. was founded in 2013, bursting onto the American whiskey scene at a time when the bourbon wave was nearing its crest.


Like many new distilleries, Blaum Bros. complements its own production by sourcing from an established distillery. Which one? You guessed it – MGP in Indiana.

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