Dutchess Private Reserve Bourbon Review


Name: Dutchess Private Reserve

Bottled By: Millbrook Distillery

ABV: 45%

Proof: 90

Age: 6 Years

Notes: On the nose Dutchess Private Reserve has a nice vanilla and honey aroma to it. On the palate there are some similar notes of warm vanilla, smooth honey, spices, and a light smoky flavor. I also noticed some light fruit flavors of apricots and fresh peaches. This whiskey is very smooth and light. The finish is moderate and earthy with notes of vanilla and oak. Dutchess Private Reserve is a 6 year old whiskey one that definitely has plenty of flavor and is very smooth. This is a whiskey I would reach for when I wanted something light. I tried this one neat, with a splash, and in a cocktail and I enjoyed it best with a splash. It seemed to bring out the flavors a lot more, especially the smoky flavor, which I really enjoyed. Overall, this is a good whiskey and one that I would recommend to anyone who is looking for something light with a unique flavor. 

Morning Report, Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014


Gear: If you want that deep, smoky pit barbecue flavor we all love then you will want to check out the Pit Barrel Cooker. This complete, pit cooker system is equipped with everything you need to get started cooking the flavorful BBQ you want. Made in the USA, get one here

1 30 Gallon Steel Drum
8 Stainless Steel Hooks
2 Steel Hanging Rods
1 Charcoal Basket
1 Grill Grate
1 Wooden Hook Remover
1 Horseshoe Barrel stand
1 4.7oz All-Purpose Pit Rub
1 4.7oz Beef & Game Pit Rub

Morning Report, Monday, April 21st, 2014


Books: Exploring the great outdoors is something I’ve enjoyed all my life and I know many of you feel the same way. The Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia is a monumental guide to the outdoors, produced for the first time in full color, featuring more than 1,300 photographs and 1,000 diagrams and illustrations. Totally revised and updated, this indispensable resource offers in-depth coverage of hunting, shooting, fishing, camping, boating, survival, first aid, bowhunting, and species profiles of game animals, birds, fish, and sporting dogs. This book is a must-have reference guide for both novice and experienced sportsmen as well as any person planning to learn outdoor skills. Get a copy here, pour a nice glass of bourbon, and sit back an enjoy.

Ranger Creek .44 Texas Rye Whiskey Review

.44 Rye

Name: Ranger Creek .44 Texas Rye Whiskey

ABV: 47%

Proof: 94

Age: 7 Months

Notes: On the nose this rye has a very strong aroma of black pepper and anise. On the palate there is a crisp apple flavor with smooth honey, vanilla, caramel, and toffee flavors. The finish is spicy with black pepper and cinnamon upfront with some familiar sweet flavors of honey and vanilla. I found this rye to be very smooth and mellow. The honey and apple flavors were the two most noticeable flavors for me and both were delicious. The spicy flavors of black pepper, cinnamon, and anise really played well with the sweet flavors in this rye. This is the third whiskey I tried from Ranger Creek and I was very impressed with all their products. I tried Ranger Creek .44 Rye neat and with a splash and I enjoyed it both ways.  Ranger Creek .44 Rye is priced at around $35 a bottle which I feel is a great price for the quality of the whiskey.

History:Ranger Creek’s Small Caliber Series is a line of creative, limited edition whiskeys aged in small barrels. They put these whiskeys in small bottles to represent the small barrels in which they have been matured. The small barrels accelerate the maturation process by increasing the wood to liquid ratio in the barrel. This imparts unique, interesting flavors and allows us to experiment with new products. In the spirit of being truly craft, they still use local ingredients and innovative ideas to release a new Small Caliber Series product each year. Each bottle is hand labeled with the batch number, bottle number, season, and maturation time.