Posts Categorized: Spirits

Old Scout Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey

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The fourth offering under the Old Scout Merchant Bottled Line, is a ‘low rye’ recipe that celebrates the finest qualities of properly mature bourbon; smoothness, sweetness and character, while providing a complex and lingering mid-palate range of nutty vanilla, honey and tobacco that many Bourbons promise but rarely deliver.

E.H. Taylor Single Barrel

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The aroma carries lightly toasted oak, with dried figs and butterscotch. One sip brings flavors of sweetness balanced with tobacco and dark spices. The finish is just long enough to prepare the palette for another sip. The bottle itself is a likeness to Colonel Taylor’s original design used over a century ago.

Johnnie Walker Select Cask – Rye

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Johnnie Walker Select Casks Blended Whisky – Rye Cask Finish (46% ABV, $45) – dark gold / light amber in color, this blended whisky has a decidedly American Whiskey tone. Charred oak leaps out of the glass to lead one of the most oak-forward noses we’ve ever seen on a Johnnie Walker release. Underneath the… Read more »

Knappogue 12 Year Gomers Barrel

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Here comes another famous Gomer’s Barrel. What is a Gomer’s Barrel?  Glad you asked!  What happens is  the distillery sends us pint sized bottles that have a barrel number on them.  Then all the owners sit around and taste each one (hard job right?).  They then select the barrel based on a combination of what… Read more »

40 Creek Whiskey

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This unique barrel selection process results in a whisky where aromas of honey, vanilla and apricot fuse with toasty oak, black walnut and spice.  The flavour is rich and bold on the palate and is completed in a smooth, long finish.

Corsair Triple Smoke Whiskey

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We take three fractions of malted barley, each smoked by a different fuel – cherry wood, peat, and beechwood – to craft this deeply complex whiskey. Pot distilled then barreled in new charred oak, Triple Smoke has the sweetness and barrel notes of an American Whiskey and a single malt’s rich smoke, broadened by tones… Read more »

J. Rieger Gin

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After working in the Spirits industry for 42 years, and honing my skills as a Master Distiller for one of finest Gin brands in the world, I couldn’t fully retire without crafting my signature product. My Midwestern Dry Gin is inspired by the traditional London Dry Gins that famously emphasize the spicy and aromatic character… Read more »

Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Proof Whiskey

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As master distiller at Jack Daniel’s, I get the privilege of traveling to the top floors of our barrelhouses in Lynchburg and hand drilling individual barrels. This provides me the rare opportunity to taste Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey in its purest form; unfiltered and uncut.  I’m always amazed at the intensity of the aromas and the… Read more »

Basil Hayden’s Bourbon

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In 1796, Master Distiller Basil Hayden Sr. broke ‘the rules’ by mixing small grains into the mash of a traditional corn base. A Maryland transplant unafraid to stand out amidst the residing establishment, Basil conjectured that the spicy flavor of rye would be a striking complement to the sweet smoothness of corn in his distillery’s… Read more »

Old Forester 1870

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Old Forester 1870 Original Batch echoes George Garvin Brown’s original 1870 batching process. Back then, Brown batched barrels obtained from three distilleries to create a consistent flavor profile. To emulate that process today, we also select barrels from three warehouses, each barrel originating from a different day of production, with a different entry proof and… Read more »