Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year

A bottle that hardly needs an introduction, 2018 Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year bourbon.

Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year

The Pappy Van Winkle brand has become its own metaphor. Instead of describing Pappy Van Winkle bourbon as the “holy grail” or “golden goose,” other products can be aptly described as “the Pappy Van Winkle of [fill in the blank].”

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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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30 Days of Wild Turkey: Day 31 (Wild Turkey Rye 101 (2017))

Wild Turkey

Chapter 7, Part 1:

For the second 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 and rye whiskey.  A table of contents for each of these posts can be found here.

We pick up where we left off in 2017. In Chapter 1 last year, we talked about the history of Wild Turkey, dating back to the Old Moore Distillery, through the days of Ripy Brothers Distillery, to the Austin Nichols days, to the current Campari owned Wild Turkey.  Today, we take a closer look at that history with a focus on Wild Turkey Rye.  In this seventh chapter, we will share reviews of current Wild Turkey 101 Rye along with two prior vintages.

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