The Original ‘Wheated Bourbon’ Whiskey features an exceptionally smooth taste, substituting wheat for rye grain. Bottled at 90 proof, this bourbon stands out with its burnt orange color. Its softer flavor notes make this bourbon great for sipping or making cocktails.
About Greg Sinadinos
Greg Sinadinos started his spirits journey writing a whiskey periodical for Fine Tobacco NYC Magazine. He began answering review requests under a social media page he named “Whiskey Culture,” which quickly merged with Greg’s passion for connecting with others and his interest in history.
Today, Greg travels the country not just looking for great whiskey, but also exploring the history and individuals that the whiskey community is founded upon. He has authored “Whiskey History From Around The World” and is the host of “The Rickhouse” web series.
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The Glacio Clear Sphere Ice Duo is a phenomenal ice maker, producing low-hassle clear spheres two at a time.
When Buffalo Trace launched Blanton’s in 1984, they realized the variety of flavors that could come from their patented “Mash Bill No. 2.” Sticking with the horse theme, Buffalo Trace released yet another Bill No. 2 single-barrel product by the name of Rock Hill Farms.
When you think of Jamestowne and Plymouth in the early 1600s? A ragtag group of settlers and pioneers in search of a new land? Hardened foragers and pioneers in animal-skins braving the harshness of snow-blanketed plains? Would you imagine beer?
This pour has savory and sweet notes. It’s hot on the first few sips, but mellows out as you drink the dram. The nice thing is that heat packs enough flavor that it doesn’t detract from the experience.
The balm itself is quite straightforward. It has very much the same scent as the soap, but a little less woody and a little more of that sweet mash scent. It’s a unique aroma that we find quite pleasing as whiskey lovers, but also got compliments on from others who are less bourbon-inclined, meaning you’re not going to go around smelling like an actual bottle of booze.
Every now and again comes along a distillery that got it right. Everything. The whiskey, the atmosphere, the marketing, the brand, and the culture. One that sets itself apart by pride in its product’s quality.
Michter’s is one such distillery.
This high proof, Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon was named for Henry McKenna, the Irish immigrant who adapted his family’s whiskey recipe to work the grains he found in Kentucky.
They don’t try to mask it or trick you with overpowering flavors. For the price, if you like young bourbons, this one is hard to beat. We know we’re keeping at least one on our shelves, and we might also recommend it over ice if you’re not a fan of the proof-punch.