Monthly Archives: September 2015

Buffalo Trace Releases 13-Year-Old Old Fashioned Sour Mash Bourbon

Buffalo Trace bourbon whiskey experiment

FRANKFORT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, KY (Sept. 22, 2015)  Buffalo Trace Distillery has returned to its roots with the latest release in their long-running experimental whiskey program, a bourbon made using an old-fashioned process of souring the mash.  Distilled in May of 2002, this Old Fashioned Sour Mash experiment used Buffalo Trace’s proprietary mash.  The bourbon was cooked … Read more

Whiskey Review: Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey

Teeling Irish Whiskey

For many years, the Irish whiskey business was dominated by just a couple major players. Through consolidations, sales, and reorganizations, the names of the owners changed, but the status quo remained essentially the same. (Today those two owners are Beam-Suntory and Diageo.) The only significant competition to those two was from the Cooley Distillery, founded … Read more

Buffalo Trace Distillery Releases 2015 Antique Collection Whiskeys

Buffalo Trace Distillery

FRANKFORT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, KY (Sept. 8, 2015) Whiskey fans rejoice, Buffalo Trace Distillery is releasing its 2015 Antique Collection in late September. The highly anticipated collection will once again feature five limited-release whiskeys of various ages, recipes and proofs. Here’s what loyal fans can expect: George T. Stagg The powerhouse favorite of the Antique Collection, the 2015 … Read more

Wine Wednesday: Illuminate Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Illuminate Sauvignon Blanc Wine Label

Illuminate is a new label of wines produced by Kimmel Vineyards in California’s Mendocino County. It first came to my attention when their Chardonnay — which retails for just $10 — won a gold medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition. Illuminate recently launched a North Coast Sauvignon Blanc, which I decided to taste. It’s a … Read more