This is a bottled in bond release from Brown Forman in their vintage dated line of expressions. They don’t say a lot about it, so I am curious if this differs significantly from Old Forester Signature.
This is a release made from 100% Islay ingredients. Typically, barley is sourced from other providers in Scotland, but this batch comes from Islay. It is peated to 15-25ppm, rather than the standard 55ppm. This is matured for at least 6 years, although it is not on the label, and spends its time maturing in Buffalo Trace ex-bourbon barrels. It is bottled without filtering or coloring. It also gets a nice bump in proof, as well.
This is a release in Old Forester’s Vintage dated line of expressions. Called the “Original Batch” this is supposed to harken back to George Brown’s orignal batching process. It is “minimally filtered” – whatever that means.
Review #1006 | Scotch Review #339 – Kilchoman Loch Gorm The Schtick: This is a Kilchoman expression that is matured fully in Oloroso sherry casks. It is named after a notable lake near the distillery. It is bottled without filtration or coloring. Distiller: Kilchoman Bottler: Kilchoman ABV: 46% ABV Age: NAS Nose: Toffee, raisin bread. Syrupy, lots of confectioners sugar. Plums …
Review #1005 | Bourbon Review #521 – Knob Creek Single Barre Reserve, PPLD-TEWS Juice #3993 Selection The Schtick: This is a straggling bottle from my previous Knob Creek Rodeo. I bought two of this particular pick when prepping for the series, and now, almost a full year later, I finally cracked into it, shared it with …
This is a Kilchoman release that is matured in an 80/20 ratio of Oloroso wine casks and ex-Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels. It is bottled at 46% abv without filtering or coloring and is named after one of the ricky inlets found north of Kilchomans distillery.
As you may have noticed, I recently spent some real quality time with Maker’s Mark and their Private Selection line of products. 16 different selections later, I feel like I got some valuable time to investigate what they are doing, and a real opportunity to talk a little bit about it. Without further delay, let’s dive in.
Review #1003 | Bourbon Review #520 – Peerless Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, Westport Whiskey and Wine & C+S Collaboration #1 Selection The Schtick: Peerless is a newer distilling operation. This is a single barrel of their rye whiskey. It is aged for 24 months and bottled at cask strength. It commands a rather high …
Kilchoman Machir bay is named after one of Islay’s beaches near Kilchoman. This is a special vatting for a local retailer that is comprised of a blend of 85% ex-Buffalo Trace bourbon barrel spirit and 15% Oloroso cask matured spirit. It is bottled at 46% ABV with no filtering or coloring. The vattings are done in 30 barrel batches, and use barley peated to the supplier standard of 55ppm.
This is a widely anticipated annual release from Buffalo Trace. It is one of five bottles in their Antique Collection, and represents their take on a straight bourbon at cask strength. This was distilled in the spring of 2013 and bottled in 2018. There were still many, many bottles of this produced, clocking in around 37,000 – although that number is down compared to last year. Let’s dive in and see how it is.