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.

Blaum

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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November 2018: Balcones Texas Whisky

Balcones
Balcones is a distillery based in Waco, TX. The brand began distilling in 2009 and quickly made a name for themselves. Balcones currently has six labels, and we poured five of them for this tasting, with the sixth used in our cocktail.

We did this tasting blind, with only our host, Mr. Josh Cary, aware of what each glass contained.
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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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