October 2017 Pick of the Month: Weller Antique

Each month, Flight Club selects a club-endorsed “Pick of the Month.”  The parameters on the Pick of the Month are (a) locally available in Wichita, Kansas (b) under $40 and (c) something believed to be a good value or limited availability at the moment.  We invite everyone (Club members or not) to break open a bottle and provide comment and feedback. 

Weller Antique

This month, we’ve selected a bottle that was featured in our February 2017 Weller lineup tasting, the Weller Antique 107.  Formerly known Old Weller Antique, this is a wheated bourbon produced by Buffalo Trace Distillery.

With the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection and the Van Winkle lineup set to release in the coming weeks, the reality is, most of us will not acquire a bottle. But, there are still many fine bourbons to enjoy. This one, sharing the same mash bill as William Larue Weller and the Van Winkle bourbons, will not leave you disappointed.

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Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 3 Review

Balvenie Tun

While I have had many opportunities to explore Balvenie’s core range products (which I have thoroughly enjoyed), never wasI  presented the occasion to sample any of Balvenie’s special or one-time release whiskies.

Seeing some of these on shelves, on Instagram and online reviews left me curious, to say the least, and thirsting, to be more specific. However, most of these products come with limited availability and with quite proud price tags. To date, as I mention, I had not had an opportunity to enjoy this range. This past weekend changed that.

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National Bourbon Heritage Month at The Monarch: The Final Weekend

This is it. September is coming to a close. And that means there are only a few more days to celebrate National Bourbon Heritage Month at The Monarch.

In case you haven’t heard, Monarch is celebrating all month long with a special punch card featuring a variety of bourbons and a bourbon cocktail. Those who complete the card get a t-shirt and engraved high ball glass.

Even if you were unable to get a punch card or make as much progress as you would’ve liked, we have good news for you. You can continue celebrating bourbon at Monarch every month of the year! And with the Fall bourbon allocations nearing, the selection will only be getting better.

For our grande finale, the “top shelf” pick on the punch card, we went with…

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Review: George Remus Bourbon

A new bottle arrived on the shelves in local liquor stores in the past few months – George Remus Bourbon. A $45 bourbon named after yet another Prohibition-era figure. It’s not age stated (“aged over 2 years” is found on the back label) and 93.8 proof.

None of those facts, alone, probably registers much of a tremor on the seismograph. And yet, this bottle is a conversation starter.

Where to begin? Let’s start with the name – George Remus.

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National Bourbon Heritage Month at The Monarch: Week 3

It may just be because it feels like it’s August outside, but it’s hard to believe that September is nearing its final week. Time flies when you’re having fun drinking bourbon at Monarch during National Bourbon Heritage Month.

In case you haven’t heard, Monarch is celebrating all month long with a special punch card featuring a variety of bourbons and a bourbon cocktail. Those who complete the card get a t-shirt and engraved high ball glass.

We’ll be chronicling our celebration as we move through the punch card.

Elijah Craig Small Batch (94 proof) 

Elijah Craig Small Batch

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