Georgia Sour Mash Whiskey Review

Name: Georgia Sour Mash Whiskey

Bottled By: Ivy Mountain Distillery

ABV: 43%

Proof: 86

Age: 1 Year

Notes: Georgia Sour Mash Whiskey has a pleasant oak and sweet corn scent to it. At the first sip, I can taste the sweet corn with some vanilla, caramel, and oak. Although it is only aged 1 year this whiskey is exceptionally smooth. The finish is moderate with familiar tastes of vanilla, sweet corn, oak, and just the right amount of spice. I find this to be a great whiskey an addition to my collection.

Price: The average price is $24.99

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Georgia Sour Mash Spirits Review

Name: Georgia Sour Mash Spirits

Bottled By: Ivy Mountain Distillery

ABV: 47.5%

Proof: 95

Notes: Georgia Sour Mash Whiskey has a pleasant light corn scent to it almost like a sweet corn muffin. At first sip I noticed a sweet corn taste with some hints of vanilla & honey. The finish is moderate and mellow, with a sweet corn and vanilla taste that lingers. I am not a huge fan of unaged spirits, but lately I have been sampling a lot of corn whiskeys and haven’t found one that I really enjoyed, that all changed with this one. I find the taste of Georgia Sour Mash to be almost perfect. It is exceptionally smooth and always leaves me wanting more. I tried this several ways but it enjoyed it best neat or with a splash.

Price: Average price is $24.99

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September Blue

Aside from our love of bourbon we are big fans of craft beer and do a little home brewing as well. I have brewed many times but I generally brew IPA’s or Imperial IPA’s that are usually too hoppy and strong for my wife. A few weeks ago when trying to decide what to do for a date night, we decided to home brew together for the first time. This time we brewed a recipe that she would enjoy, an American Pale Wheat with blueberries, not usually my style but I think it’s going to turn out good and I had fun brewing with the wife, drinking some good beer, and listening to some great tunes. The wife named the brew September Blue. Pictures below.

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Ancient Ancient Age Review

Ancient Ancient Age Our Rating: 84%

Ancient Ancient Age 

Name: Ancient Ancient Age

Bottled By: Buffalo Trace

ABV: 43%

Proof: 86

Age: 10 Years

Notes: On the nose, fresh fruit, caramel, vanilla, apples, and wood. At first sip there is a nice vanilla and caramel taste which makes way for a spicy rye and cinnamon taste to come in. The finish is moderate and has some bite, the familiar taste of anise, wood, and vanilla seem to linger. Ancient Ancient Age is definitely a value bourbon, but one that is very enjoyable. I have consistently kept this one around at all times and it is well enjoyed by friends and family when they visit. I enjoy it best on the rocks.


August 2013 Bourbon of the Month

August 2013 Bourbon of the Mont

August 2013 Bourbon of the Month

We are very pleased to announce that Black Ridge Bourbon has been selected as our August 2013 Bourbon of the Month. Black Ridge bourbon is small batch bourbon distilled by the Sazerac Company at its Barton 1792 Distillery. The whiskey ranges in age from 5-6 years depending on the taste of specific barrels. It is bottled at 90 proof and production is and will likely remain extremely limited. Black Ridge Bourbon has been a top searched bourbon on site for the last few weeks. You can find our full rating & review below.

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Black Ridge Bourbon

Name: Black Ridge

Bottled By: Sazerac 

ABV: 45%

Proof: 90

Age: 5-6 Years

Our Rating: 88%

Notes: Black Ridge bourbon has a pleasant oak, vanilla, and fruit scent. Black Ridge bourbon starts off with a subtle oak taste with hints of vanilla and caramel. It is very smooth with just the right amount of spice. The finish is moderate with a nice almond taste and just a little bite. Black Ridge bourbon is relatively new and when I saw it at the store I had to pick it up. After I sampled it, I did a blind taste test with family and they really enjoyed this bourbon. If you see this bourbon we suggest you pick it up. Our contact at the distillery has informed us that production is and will likely remain extremely limited. If you see this bourbon we suggest you pick it up. Black Ridge bourbon is priced right at around $30 dollars.

History: Black Ridge bourbon is small batch bourbon distilled by the Sazerac Company at its Barton 1792 Distillery. The whiskey ranges in age from 5-6 years depending on the taste of specific barrels. It is bottled at 90 proof and production is and will likely remain extremely limited.