6

Review #980 – Maker’s Mark Private Selection, Bill Samuel’s Jr. Selection

​Review #980 | Bourbon Review #511 – Maker’s Mark Private Selection, Bill Samuel’s Jr. Selection The Schtick: 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, …

Review #977 – Great Lakes Distillery Good Land Liqueur: Cranberry

​Review #977 | Liqueur Review #??? – Great Lakes Distillery Good Land Liqueur: Cranberry The Schtick: This is a liqueur produced by a local distillery. I didn’t quite know where to put it, so I will just put it on my profile for now. Distiller: Great Lakes Distillery Bottler: Great Lakes Distillery ABV: 25% ABV Age: N/A Nose: Rich cranberry, fig, …

Review #970 – Maker’s Mark Private Selection, Liquor Barn #7 Selection

​Review #970 | Bourbon Review #506 – Maker’s Mark Private Selection, Liquor Barn #7 Selection The Schtick: 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, …

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 #961 – Benromach 15yr

​Review #961 | Scotch Review #322 – Benromach 15 The Schtick: This is a well aged core line expression from Benromach, a Speyside Scotch distiller. Distiller: Benromach Bottler: Benromach ABV: 43% ABV Age: 15 Years Nose: Honey, caramel, graham crackers and s’mores. Really sweet, bread forward notes. Some faint smoke, some salinity here. Taste: Medium mouth feel. No real heat here. Ashy …

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 #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