Hello Basil Hayden’s Rye! Basil Hayden’s was the very first Bourbon that changed my opinion and taste buds and got me started with the Bourbon bug, so let’s see how the rye stands up. This is a part of Booker Noe’s small batch Bourbon collection. The bottle says it’s “aged and blended with a rye […]Read more "Basil Hayden’s Rye Whiskey"
This is the first time that I’ve sat down with a whiskey to write it up since I took a month off from booze, and man does it feel good. Also, this particular whiskey is a very exciting one to sit down with as I loved the previous Bourye offering from High West and can’t wait […]Read more "Review: High West Bourye (2017)"
Prairie Wolf is run by Blake and Hunter Merritt out of Guthrie, OK. This one has been on the list for a little while to review. We visited Prairie Wolf for one of our field trips and this puppy was sitting in barrels in the warehouse as we looked longingly at them. This is a […]Read more "Review: Prairie Wolf M Whiskey"
Picture this: it’s early Saturday afternoon, it’s a three day weekend, Kate and I have nothing to do until later in the evening, and Justin has to kill some time while his wife has a girls-only baby shower. What a perfect day to make a trip up to Guthrie to hang out with the guys […]Read more "Barrels and Mash Field Trip: Prairie Wolf Spirits"
In case you wouldn’t have guessed, I love little whiskey projects. So when a friend and fellow whiskey lover gave us a bottle of Low Gap un-aged rye (well, technically it’s aged 420 minutes, for some reason) and an oak spiral made for in-bottle aging for Christmas, I was super excited! Per the oak spiral’s […]Read more "Low Gap Rye Barrel Aged in a Bottle"
I’ve been on a bit of a rye kick lately and realized that we didn’t have much in our collection, so we picked up a couple of things I’ve been wanting to try and instead of reviewing them one-by-one, I thought it might be fun to do a blind tasting since watching Kate do her bottom shelf […]Read more "Blind Rye Showdown"
If you read other reviews I write, you know that I generally nerd out on history stuff and want to talk about the business details of some of these distilleries that I love, but its kind of late as I’m writing this, I’m kind of tired, and I honestly just want to drink this whiskey […]Read more "Review: Willett 2 Year Rye"
Pikesville Straight Rye is Heaven Hill’s newest rye expression and joins it’s Rittenhouse and Pikesville Supreme brands in the rye game. If you know me, you know that I like a good rye, and to be honest, Rittenhouse is my go-to. It’s only $18, it’s 4 years old, it’s BIB, and pretty much any time I […]Read more "Review: Pikesville Rye"
Alberta Rye Whisky Dark Batch is made from a mingling of 12 year old rye and 6 year old small pot rye, which together comprise 91% of the whisky. The remaining 9% is split between 8% Bourbon and 1% Sherry. The Bourbon used for the blend is Jim Beam’s high-rye Old Grand-Dad. Alberta Distillers Ltd. […]Read more "Review: Alberta Rye Whisky Dark Batch"
Chris Morris, Master Distiller at Woodford Reserve, has been tinkering with rye whiskey for some time now. Woodford Reserve released a pair of 375ml bottles containing “Old World” and “New World” ryes (in other words, “used barrel” and “new barrel”, respectively) as their 2011 Master’s Collection. Brown-Forman also chipped in and made all of Heaven Hill’s […]Read more "Review: Woodford Reserve Rye"