August 2017 Pick of the Month: Larceny

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. 

Larceny

This month we feature a brand new bourbon to the Kansas market:  John E. Fitzgerald Larceny.   While this offering by Heaven Hill is not a new release in the U.S., only in the past couple of weeks has it become available in Kansas.
This bottle MSRP’s for about $25, a price that puts this basically on par with its wheated bourbon cousin, W.L. Weller Special Reserve.  But as a new offering, several local stores are offering deals.   One local store is offering the bottle for $19.99 if you like their Facebook post and mention the ad, plus a $10 mail in rebate.  

We encourage everyone to pick up a bottle and give us your thoughts.
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30 Days of Wild Turkey: Day 83 (Wild Turkey 101 – 12 Year “Split Label” (1994))

For the third consecutive year, over the month of November, Flight Club will be bringing you “30 Turkeys in 30 days.” Each day, we will post a review of a different Wild Turkey product. Throughout that journey, we will provide you with background information on the company, the products and the people behind the products, all of which we hope create a better understanding of what Wild Turkey brings to the world of bourbon. A table of contents for each of these posts can be found here.

Chapter 18, Part 5:

We close out Wild Turkey Month 2019 with a dozen limited edition or classic Wild Turkey releases.  Some of these are products that we have tried before, but with a different release year.  Others are products that we have not previously laid hands on.  But without a doubt, each of these Wild Turkey products are an exciting look back at the history of Wild Turkey.

Yesterday we reviewed a 1997 Wild Turkey 12 Year “Split Label.”  “Split Label” is the third in a series of Wild Turkey 12 Year iterations.  The “series” began in the early 1980’s with “Beyond Duplication,” a bottle we hope to review in the future.  It was replaced with the “Cheesy Gold Foil” label bottle that we previously reviewed.  “Cheesy Gold Foil” was replaced after 1992 with the 1993 “Split Label” that we reviewed last year.  This review is of the 1994 version.

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November 2017 Pick of the Month: Wild Turkey 101 Rye

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. 

This month, Flight Club presents “Wild Turkey Month: 30 Turkeys in 30 Days,” where we provide you background information on the Wild Turkey brand, the people, and the bourbon whiskey products themselves. We are also providing 30 bourbon reviews – one each day of the month.

For our Pick of the Month, we decided to stay within the Wild Turkey family, but step outside the bourbon line and feature the Wild Turkey 101 Rye.

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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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September 2017 Pick of the Month: Four Roses Small Batch

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. 

Four Roses Small Batch

This month, we’ve selected a bottle that is also featured in Monarch’s Bourbon Heritage Month punch card: Four Roses Small Batch. While we have previously written about Four Roses’ private selection single barrel lineup and limited releases,  the Small Batch is a mid-shelf staple.

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