Elijah Craig Barrel Proof B517

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof

Whiskey Advocate named Elijah Craig Barrel Proof B517 as its “2017 Whiskey of the Year.” That’s right, a $65 bourbon, touted by many as simply a consistently great “budget” barrel proof bourbon, ran away with the magazine’s top award.

So, given this distinction, it seemed a proper time to revisit Elijah Craig Barrel Proof.

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Stephen Netherton

Stephen is a regular writer at FlightClubICT.com

Rebel Yell Single Barrel 10 Year 2016 vs. 2017

Rebel Yell Single Barrel

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.

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Stephen Netherton

Stephen is a regular writer at FlightClubICT.com

Elijah Craig Small Batch Store Pick Review

Elijah Craig Small Batch

Our very first member review here at Flight Club ICT was a Heaven Hill horizontal review of Evan Williams, Henry McKenna and Elijah Craig single barrel/small batch offerings.

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.

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Scott Hill

Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.

Review: I.W. Harper Gold Medal (5 year, 86 proof) 1960’s

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.


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Scott Hill

Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.

A Beginner’s Guide to Bourbon Brands

“Can you taste that Jim Beam funk?”

“This has that typical Buffalo Trace sweetness.”

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.

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Scott Hill

Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.