Tag: Buffalo Trace

Van Winkle Bourbon Available Soon

This is great news for bourbon fans — the Van Winkles are back! Sadly, these are going to be very hard to find. (And if you do find any, it's going to be more expensive than the prices quoted below.) But there's a reason these are the most-hyped bourbons in the world. Whether or not … Read more

Taste Test: Bourbons from $25 to $50

We conducted the second round of our bourbon taste test last weekend. The whiskeys this time all had a suggested retail price of between $25 and $50. (Our first Bourbon Taste Test featured bourbons under $25.) As was the case last time, some of the samples were provided by the distilleries and some were from my … Read more

Buffalo Trace Distillery Releases 2012 Antique Collection

These bourbons receive almost universal acclaim each year. I haven't yet tried any, but I hope to change that soon. At long last, Buffalo Trace Distillery is releasing its 2012 Antique Collection in September. The much anticipated collection will once again feature five limited-release whiskeys of various ages, recipes and proofs. Here’s what ardent fans … Read more

Size Matters – At Least When It Comes to Whiskey

One of the reasons that the spirits world is so fascinating today is because of all the experimentation that is going on. There are so many different distilleries, large and small, doing so many different things that the sky's the limit when it comes to the possibilities for new products, techniques and innovations. Case in … Read more

Buffalo Trace Distillery Releases Col. E. H. Taylor, Jr. Rye Recipe Whiskey

Exciting news about a promising new rye whiskey. Straight Rye Whiskey has experienced a strong resurgence in the American whiskey landscape, yet Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. was making this style over 100 years ago. The latest offering from Buffalo Trace Distillery pays tribute to the former Distillery owner with a small batch, Bottled-In-Bond, 100 … Read more

Taste Test: Bourbons Under $25

We had three friends over last weekend to taste some bourbons. For this first group, the theme was "bourbons under $25." A few of the bottles were submitted by the distilleries, and the rest were from my own cabinet. We conducted the tasting blind, so the participants didn't know which bourbon they were drinking. (I … Read more

George T. Stagg Bourbon Named Top Spirit in the World for 2nd Year in a Row

I have yet to have the pleasure of tasting George T. Stagg bourbon, but it is almost universally acclaimed as outstanding. For the second year in row, George T. Stagg, the iconic uncut, unfiltered bourbon released annually from Buffalo Trace Distillery, has been named the number one spirit in the world by noted spirits reviewer … Read more

Buffalo Trace Distillery Releases Col. E.H. Taylor, Jr. Barrel Proof Whiskey

The latest news from Buffalo Trace Distillery, easily one of the most forward-thinking distilleries in the world. They're trying more interesting (and delicious) things with whiskey than anyone else I can think of. If you see a bottle of this, definitely pick it up. The latest in the Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. Bourbon Collection … Read more

Buffalo Trace Distillery Releases Fifth Round of Single Oak Project Bourbon

Here's the latest news on Buffalo Trace's Single Oak Project. I wrote about the previous round of whiskeys a while back. One year ago Buffalo Trace Distillery unveiled its Single Oak Project and its quest for the perfect bourbon. Now as the fifth round of Single Oak Project Bourbons are released, there has been much … Read more

2012 World Whisky Awards Winners

Whisky Magazine has announced the winners of the 2012 World Whisky Awards. More than 300 whiskies took part in this prestigious competition, representing a variety of different types of whiskey from around the world. The judges were drawn from the best spirits writers and retailers across the globe, with industry representatives made up of master … Read more