This is a whiskey release form St. George in California. They distill a range of spirits, and this is an older bottling of their younger spirit. From what I can tell, this bottle was bottled when the distillate was 65 months old. For those in the audience that hate math, that’s just over 5 years old.
Review #874 | /r/Bourbon Review #462 – Balcones Baby Blue The Schtick: This is supposedly (according to Balcones) the first whiskey on the market, produced in Texas, since Prohibition. It is made from heirloom blue corn. This is Day #22 in the Craft Whiskey Crackdown. Here is the terrain covered thus far: Day 1, Big …
Review #871 | /r/Bourbon Review #461 – Balcones Texas Single Malt The Schtick: This is a single malt whisky produced by Balcones in Texas, USA. It is “yard aged” in ex-bourbon barrels for an unspecified period of time. This is Day #20 in the Craft Whiskey Crackdown. Here is the terrain covered thus far: Day …
This is a little known brand from Heaven Hill sporting a reasonable age statement and more than reasonable proof. It’s a part of the Crackdown here because I thought it was a craft / sourced release for a long time, especially given the art, until I dug into its origins.
This is a murky release coming from Chattanooga Whiskey – they mention that is’a robust blend, selected for high proof cask notes. But, I don’t see anything proclaiming this as true cask strength. I’m curious. From what I can tell, they are producing their own spirit, but there is little documentation online.
Review #862 | /r/Bourbon Review #458 – David James 10yr Straight American Whiskey The Schtick: This strange, elusive release recently won best Corn Whiskey at the 2018 San Francisco Spirits Competition, which I found interesting. “Four friends with a passion for great bourbon and whiskey created Old George Town Spirits. We take pride in sourcing …
This is what I believe to be a sourced release from Old Forge. They boast having 8-9 year old Tennessee Bourbon Whiskey, and this is a store pick, cask strength release. If this is true, it would be ironic, given that they label their products as hand forged spirits.
For Day #16 in the Craft Whiskey Crackdown, I have Boondocks Cask Strength American Whiskey: a sourced whiskey that is aged in ex-bourbon barrels, hence the American Whiskey designation, rather than a bourbon designation.
This is a craft sourced bourbon release sourced from MGP in Indiana and bottled in Iowa.
This is a single barrel release of Knox Whiskey Works 5 year old spirit, distilled using a 70/30 corn:rye mash bill. It is bottled at cask strength and sourced from an undisclosed source. There is very little information out there regarding their contract producer / sourcer, and the mash bill further kicks up the intrigue factor.