Barrell Whiskey – 18 Year Whiskey Finished in Calvados Barrels – Auburn Spirits and Flight Club “This is no ordinary bottle” Pick

This past May, Barrell Bourbon – or Barrell Craft Spirits as they are more formally known – launched a unique line of private barrel whiskeys, under the “Private Release Whiskey Series” name.  This release is based upon 18-year Kentucky Straight Whiskeys that are then finished in one of a number of reused casks.  Like all Barrell products, this is released at cask strength.

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Whistle Pig 10 Year Rye Tom’s and Flight Club Pick – “That’s Rye Folks!”

That’s Rye Folks!  Tom’s Wine & Spirits has just received their latest single-barrel store-pick American Whiskey, this time a 10 Year Single Barrel Rye Whiskey selected by Tom’s and Flight Club.

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“Blindsided” – Town Branch Kentucky Single Malt Single Barrel Reserve Selected by Tom’s and Flight Club.

Did you say single malt?

Yes, that’s right, a single barrel single malt private selection has hit Wichita for the first time. And it comes in at more than 10 years old and at cask strength! But even more exciting is that it is a 10 year single malt produced in none other than these United States.

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30 Days of Wild Turkey: Day 68 (Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Rye (2016))

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 15, Part 3:

In this Chapter 15, we continue our look at Wild Turkey Rye, with a focus on the newly released Master’s Keep Cornerstone Rye.  Recall that in 2007, Wild Turkey introduced Russell’s Reserve Rye 6 Year.  Then in 2015, Wild Turkey introduced the Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Rye.  We previously reviewed a standard Single Barrel along with a “Distillery Pick” Single Barrel, both from 2017.  Today, we review a Single Barrel bottled in 2016.  We provide this in large part to give context to yesterday’s Master’s Keep Cornerstone Rye review.  How does this compare?

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2019 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Announcement

2019 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Announcement!

BTAC

The Buffalo Trace Antique Collection was first introduced a little over a decade ago. It features five whiskeys (two ryes and three bourbons) that are some of the most highly sought-after in the market. Each is a pillar in the limited edition whiskey industry.

George T. Stagg: clocks in this year at 116.9 proof, which is BY FAR the lowest proof to date (last year’s release was 124.9 proof), and 15 years and 3 months (last year’s release was  15 years  and 4 months). Barrel selection will be released later, but it sounds like there was more evaporation than last year (56%). Last year, there were 284 barrels and about 37,111 bottles.

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