June 2017: Cachaça (part III)

This is the third time that Flight Club has featured Cachaça. First, we tasted a variety of bottles purchased from the US. Last year, we introduced aged versus unaged Cachaça, with bottles sourced from Brazil. This year, we are taking a trip to the state of Minas Gerais, known for producing top-quality Cachaça.

Cachaça

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Henry McKenna Single Barrel Review

Henry McKenna Single Barrel has been known as a solid, mid-shelf, value bourbon.

Henry McKenna Single Barrel

Its specifications knock down many of the pins that bourbon fans want:

      • Bottled-in-Bond
      • 100 proof
      • 10-year age statement
      • Single barrel
      • Distilled, aged, and bottled on site by Heaven Hill, a reputable distiller
      • And, at least around here, will only set you back about $32

And yet, even with all it brings to the table, this bourbon has not traditionally been highly sought after. Maybe that’s because its label does not bear the words “limited release” or “special edition.” Maybe it’s because of its general availability.

Well, those days may be over.

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May 2018: Foursquare Rum

Foursquare Rum

Foursquare Rum has been referred to as “the Pappy of rum.” And not just by some tater trying to stir the pot. Foursquare Rum was referred to as “the Pappy of rum” by none other than Fred Minnick – reviewer for Whiskey Advocate and judge for the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. 

Foursquare Distillery is in Barbados. It has been a family-run distillery since the 1920s, though the family itself can trace its roots in Barbados to as far back as the 1600s.

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Knob Creek Rye Single Barrel Selection Process

Knob Creek Rye Single Barrel

“Knob Creek Rye Single Barrel: The Selection Process”

If you read that title too quickly, you may be tempted to think, “Hey, didn’t they already write about selecting Knob Creek Single Barrel?”

Yes, we were fortunate to participate in selecting the Knob Creek Single Barrel Bourbon from the samples sent from Knob Creek for Tom’s Wine and Spirits.

But, this is different. For the first time, to our collective knowledge, Wichita is getting a single barrel store pick rye whiskey. And not just any rye whiskey. Wichita is getting the Knob Creek Rye Single Barrel.

Once again, Tom’s Wine and Spirits did a tremendous job in laying the groundwork to get this opportunity.

While the release date has yet to be determined, here is a review of the selection process, and a preview of what you can expect from the barrel we selected.

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Larceny Barrel Proof Bourbon Release Announcement

On April 10, 2018, Heaven Hill received approval for its release of Larceny Barrel Proof Bourbon.

Larceny Barrel Proof Bourbon

Larceny is a wheated bourbon (68% corn, 20% wheat, 12% malted barley) distilled and produced by Heaven Hill. Its lineage is presumably tied to the infamous Old Fitzgerald bourbon.

The approved label shows a proof of 125, up from the standard Larceny Bourbon’s 92 proof.

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