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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Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible Picks Best of the Year

Jim Murray’s 2019 Whisky Bible goes on sale today and includes his list of best whiskeys . For his overall winner, Murray selected the 2017 release of William Larue Weller

Murray’s 2nd place overall goes to Glen Grant 18 Year (which he often lauds), and 3rd overall to another BTAC member, Thomas H. Handy (2017).

Since 2004, Murray has released his Whisky Bible, which reviews a staggering number of all types of whiskeys and ranks the top three for each respective category (Bourbon, Scotch, Irish, etc.).

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Michter’s Toasted Barrel Finish Bourbon (2018) Review

Michter's Toasted

Last year, we brought you the story of Michter’s – the brand 264 years in the making.   We took a bit of a cheap shot at the Michter’s lineage and the lack of a tangible connection between the Michter’s brands that date back to 1753, and the name bought following the brand owner’s bankruptcy in the early 2000’s.   But then we backpedaled a bit, recognizing that Michter’s president, Joe Magliocco, himself had a history with Michter’s.

While that history may be interesting as to an appreciation of the Michter’s brand today (you should check it out), this review centers around another story:  Michter’s and its toasted barrel finishes.

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Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2018

The Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2018 release announcement is here!

Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2018

The Buffalo Trace Antique Collection was first introduced a little over ten years 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.

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