Bourbon

Review #964 – Maker’s Mark Private Selection, Mexi Cali Mocha Selection

Maker’s Mark, one of the larger producers of bourbon in Kentucky, produces wheated bourbon that is sold both domestically and abroad. Until recent years, Maker’s only produced a small handful of products. In the last couple of years, though, products like Maker’s Mark 46 and Maker’s Mark Cask Strength have seen domestic releases. A major criticism of the brand, though, was the absence of a barrel selection program in favor of wax dipped limited editions. That has now changed.

Review #962 – Bulleit Bourbon

​Review #962 | Bourbon Review #502 – Bulleit Bourbon The Schtick: This is a Diageo product line that used to be contract distilled by Four Roses in KY. The new producer is undisclosed. Distiller: Undisclosed Bottler: Bulleit (Diageo) ABV: 45% ABV Age: NAS Nose: Caramel, honey, pepper, clove, faint tobacco, light grain. Taste: Thin to medium mouth feel. Corn, honey, young green …

Review #960 – Four Roses Private Selection OBSO, West Lakeview Liquors Selection

Four Roses releases single barrels of a specific recipe at cask strength as their private pick program. This is one of the best values in cask strength bourbon that heralds quality and availability, in my personal opinion. This particular barrel was selected in West Lakeview Liquors and features the OBSO mashbill which uses 60% Corn, 35% Rye and 5% Malted Barley.

Review #958 – Buffalo Trace Antique Collection: George T. Stagg 2017

This is a well aged, cask strength bourbon that exists as part of the exclusive set of Antique Collection releases that drop from Buffalo Trace every fall. This is a 15 year old bourbon, released as a marriage of 309 barrels that were hand picked by Buffalo Trace staff. As we draw upon the fall hunt season, I found myself finishing this bottle from last year’s release and figured that Bourbon review #500 made for a good case to finish off the bottle, and my note taking.

Review #954 – Four Roses Private Selection OESF, Tippin’s Market + Greater Detroit American Whiskey Society Selection

Four Roses releases single barrels of a specific recipe at cask strength as their private pick program. This is one of the best values in cask strength bourbon that heralds quality and availability, in my personal opinion. This particular barrel was selected in a collaboration by Tippin’s Market and the Greater Detroit American Whiskey Society in Michigan and features the OESF mashbill which uses 20% rye.

Review #946 – Four Roses Private Selection OBSK, Bounty Hunter Wines Selection

Four Roses releases single barrels of a specific recipe at cask strength as their private pick program. This is one of the best values in cask strength bourbon that heralds quality and availability, in my personal opinion.

This particular barrel was selected by Michael of Bounty Hunter Wines in Napa Valley, California. The OBSK recipe denotes a mashbill of 60% Corn, 35% Rye and 5% Malted Barley.

Review #942 – Joseph Magnus Triple Cask Finished Bourbon Whiskey

This is an expensive, triple cask finished bourbon that has been aged in a variety of casks after sourcing distillate of unknown age from MGP/LDi in Indiana, USA. Let’s dive in.

“Joseph Magnus Bourbon is a marriage of straight bourbon whiskey aged in white oak and finished in Oloroso sherry, Pedro Ximénez and Cognac casks. Rich and deep notes of vanilla, citrus, dark chocolate, brown sugar and dark stone fruits deliver with a lingering, warm finish.” – Joseph Magnus Website

Review #934 – 1792 Full Proof, Miami Bourbon Society Selection

1792 Full Proof is typically a small batch, proofed release from Barton in Kentucky. Bottled at 125pf, it is hard to tell what the original barrel proof was for these releases, but all the same, 62.5% ABV isn’t a bad number to run with. This is very similar to Knob Creek’s Single Barrel Reserve, which is a release consistently diluted to 60% ABV and I like those all the way from fine to amazing. In this series, I’m comparing a variety of Single Barrel releases from the Full Proof lineup, selected by various stores, vendors and societies in the USA.

This is day 6 in my short series investigating various 1792 Full Proof Selections. This is the final entry.