We have previously compared the 2016 release of Rebel Yell Single Barrel 10 Year to other bottles, such as Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond and even Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year. Now that we’ve received another release of Rebel Yell Single Barrel 10 Year, it’s time to see whether the magic of the first release can be duplicated.
Today, we revisit that review with a newly acquired Store Pick offering — a single barrel, 11-year Elijah Craig bourbon. We thought it would be helpful to see how that bottle, along with a newly acquired Non Age Stated (NAS) bottle, stacks up.
I.W. Harper is one of the growing number of once loved, then forgotten, then resurrected products of the past. However, unlike many other bourbon brands, there is a linear connection between that past and present.
These, and many more, are all statements that I hear when sampling the many different whiskey brands produced by the small handful of extremely large and diverse bourbon producers.
These statements have often caused me to wonder what, if any, definable characteristics makes each bourbon product line* unique. This post provides one man’s observations** of just that – six major bourbon distilleries and six basic descriptions of what to expect from each.