Maker’s Mark 101

  • Distiller: Maker’s Mark
  • Spirit: Bourbon
  • Aged: Around Six Years
  • Proof: 101
  • Purchase Price: $49.99

    From the Distiller: “This one changed the way we think of bourbon, all because one man changed the way he thought about making it. Bill Samuels, Sr., simply wanted a whisky he would enjoy drinking. Never bitter or sharp, Maker’s Mark® is made with soft red winter wheat, instead of the usual rye, for a one-of-a-kind, full-flavored bourbon that’s easy to drink. To ensure consistency, we rotate every barrel by hand and age our bourbon to taste, not time. Each and every bottle of Maker’s® is still hand-dipped in our signature red wax at our distillery in Loretto, Ky., just like Bill, Sr., would have wanted.

    Maker’s Mark 101 is our signature Maker’s Mark family recipe, brought to you at a higher proof. Now available in limited quantities at our distillery.”

    About The Distillery: “ We’re still doing things just like we did them in 1953. From the old letterpress, to the way we hand-rotate every barrel and hand-dip every bottle.

    There’s an old joke at the distillery that goes, ‘If we could make it any faster, we wouldn’t.’ Because at Maker’s Mark, it’s one bottle at a time. Every time. That’s as true today as it was when our founders filled our first bottle. And since then, it’s been a widely held belief around here that character isn’t made by machine.”

Chicken Cock – Beer Barrel Select

  • Distiller: Bardstown Bourbon Company
  • Spirit: Beer Barrel Finished Bourbon
  • Aged: 10 – 11.5 year blend
  • Proof: 90
  • Purchase Price: $94.99

    From the Distiller: “In the Summer of 2018, we bottled twelve barrels of our award-winning 10 Year Old Double Barrel Bourbon. We then gave six of those barrels to our friends at Goodwood Brewing in Louisville to finish their delicious Walnut Brown Ale. When they were done, we took those barrels back and filled them with a blend of our best, hand selected Kentucky Bourbon aged up to 11.5 years. The result is our first Beer Barrel Select, born and bottled in the Bluegrass State.”

    About The Distillery: “Originally established in 1856 in Paris, Kentucky, the original Chicken Cock American Whiskey rose in popularity during the 19th century and was infamously a staple of Prohibition-era speakeasies, including the Cotton Club, where it would be smuggled inside in nondescript tin cans. Chicken Cock disappeared from the market in the 1950’s after the original distillery burned down, but we’ve now brought The Famous Old Brandback, combining 160 years of history with a touch of 21st century.”

Rabbit Hole – Dereringer

  • Distiller: Rabbit Hole Distillery
  • Spirit: Sherry Cask Finished Bourbon Whiskey
  • Aged: Unstated
  • Proof: 93
  • Purchase Price: $76.99

From the Distiller: “Our Sherry Cask Finished Bourbon epitomizes Kaveh’s wife, Heather. Elegant, sweet, and charming, she is the muse behind our brand. A Louisville native and bourbon enthusiast, she lured Kaveh away from his beloved Scotch and down a rabbit hole he may have never dared alone.”

Old Forester – Old Fine Whisky 1910


  • Distillery: Old Forester Distillery
  • Spirit: Bourbon
  • Aged: Unstated
  • Proof: 93
  • Purchase Price: $62.99

From the Distiller: “On October 22nd. 1910, a fire on the bottling line halted production of Old Forester. Mature whisky ready to be bottled, instead was stored in a secondary barrel. What emerged was a delightful whisky, remarkable enough to become an entirely new expressions – Old Fine Whisky.

Today mimicking this historic bottling, this unique expression of Old Forester has undergone a second barreling, granting it exceptional character, a smooth and sweet flavor and a clean, crisp finish. Entering the second barrel at a low 100 proof allows more of the sweet wood sugars to dissolve into the whiskey. 1910 Old Fine Whiskey is the fourth and final expression of the Whiskey Row Series, presented at 93 proof.”

Four Roses – Limited Edition 2019


  • Distillery: Four Roses Distillery
  • Spirit: Bourbon
  • Aged: Blend of 21 OBSV, 15 OESK, 15 OESV, & 11 OESV
  • Proof: 112.6
  • Purchase Price: $134.99

From the Distiller:  “Non-chill filtered and bottled at a 112.6 proof, the 2019 Limited Edition Small Batch marks the first Four Roses limited-quantity bottling to feature a 21-year-old Bourbon which is from the distillery’s OBSV recipe. This release will also feature a 15-year-old OESK, 15-year-old OESV and 11-year-old OESV.”

Old Forester – Birthday Bourbon 2019


  • Distillery: Old Forester Distillery
  • Spirit: Bourbon
  • Aged: 11 Years
  • Proof: 105
  • Purchase Price: $100

From the Distiller:  “The 2019 Birthday Bourbon is presented at 105 proof, the highest proof to-date for this special expression. After showing exceptionally unique character during a tasting panel, the 11-year-old barrels were chosen specifically for Birthday Bourbon.

A total of 120 barrels distilled on May 15, 2008, and aged on the second floor of Warehouse I, Master Distiller Chris Morris and Master Taster Jackie Zykan selected and proofed this year’s limited edition. With a taste consisting of rich oak spice and blackcurrant coupled with light maple, caramel cake, and white floral notes, the 2019 Birthday Bourbon is a one-of-a-kind expression with a truly unique multidimensional profile.”

Michter’s Unblended American Whiskey

  • Distillery: Michter’s Distillery
  • Spirit: Unblended Whiskey
  • Aged: Varied (by taste of Master Distiller Dan McKee)
  • Proof: 83.4 proof
  • Purchase Price: $42.99

From the Distiller:  “  Unblended American Whiskey is aged in a way that utilizes whiskey-soaked barrels to achieve a rich and unique flavor profile. In late 2013, then Master Distiller Willie Pratt agreed to re-release our US1 Unblended American Whiskey after a nearly three-year absence from the market, deeming it “just right” and “the best it’s ever been.” Crucially, our US1 Unblended American Whiskey never contains grain neutral spirits – hence its “unblended” distinction.”

Broken Barrel Bourbon


For the price, it is an incredibly smooth pour. The nose is nice and sweet, the lack of punch or heat lets the focus be on discerning the flavors rather than combating heat as one might expect from a young and affordable pour.
  • Distillery: Infuse Distillery
  • Spirit: Bourbon
  • Aged: Unspecified
  • Proof: 95
  • Purchase Price: $29.99

From the Distiller:  “Broken Barrel Bourbon features a unique blend of corn, rye, and barley that makes it perfectly balanced to infuse. We taste the Kentucky-distilled bourbon after six months to ensure quality and then move the bourbon into steel tanks. In the latter containers, the batches incorporate our OAK BILL: new French oak, ex-bourbon barrel, and a blend of sherry cask staves. Rich, complex, layered and beyond beautiful, Broken Barrel goes where others won’t, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.”

OAK BILL:
– 40% French Oak Staves
– 40% Ex-Bourbon Cask Staves
– 20% Sherry Cask Staves

Weller – Special Reserve


ABOUT THE WHISKEY

  • Distillery: Buffalo Trace Distillery
  • Spirit: Bourbon
  • Aged: Unspecified
  • Proof: 90
  • Purchase Price: $17.99

From the Distiller:  “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.”

Rock Hill Farms


ABOUT THE WHISKEY

  • Distillery: Buffalo Trace Distillery
  • Spirit: Bourbon
  • Aged: Unspecified
  • Proof: 100
  • Purchase Price: $54.99

About the Bottle:  When Buffalo Trace launched Blanton’s in 1984, they realized the variety of flavors that could come from their patented “Mash Bill No. 2.”

Some of Buffalo Trace’s most notable products all come from this primordial mash. Namely, Blanton’s (as previously mentioned) and Elmer T. Lee all come from this mash.

However, though the mash is the same, and the products are related, the flavor profiles couldn’t be farther apart. The location and style in which the mash is aged in the Buffalo Trace warehouses leads to drastically different final products.

Sticking with the horse theme, Buffalo Trace released yet another single-barrel product by the name of Rock Hill Farms.