Bourbon Ratings

Templeton Rye Review

Templeton Rye Our Rating: 96%

Templeton Rye

Name: Templeton Rye

Bottled By: Lawrenceburg Distillers Indiana

ABV: 40%

Proof: 80

Age: N/A

Notes: Templeton Rye has a nice sweet and spicy scent with notes of fresh fruit, rye, caramel, vanilla, and mint. At first sip, I could taste the rye upfront with a faint sweet honey or syrup taste which makes way for some spice to come into play, pepper and cinnamon. This whiskey has a nice sweet taste which allows it to stay mild without a lot of bite. The finish is bold, crisp, with some sweet honey, oak, and mint, that lingers slightly but not too long. This is a delicious whiskey and very smooth, most likely due to the low proof. I tried this neat and in a cocktail, and I prefer it neat. Don’t be turned away by the price tag, in my opinion it is worth the price, it’s something different than the everyday sipper, and would be a great addition to any whiskey lovers’ shelf.

September 2013 Bourbon of the Month

September 2013

We are very pleased to announce that Blanton’s Bourbon has been selected as our September 2013 Bourbon of the Month. Blanton’s Bourbon is an excellent bourbon definitely worthy of this title. You can find our full rating & review below.

Blanton's

 

Name: Blanton’s

Bottled By: Sazerac

ABV: 46.5%

Proof: 93

Age: No age statement

Our Rating: 96%

Notes: Blanton’s will greet you with a nice warm scent of brown sugar and figs. This bourbon is very smooth and mild and has a very strong taste of vanilla, caramel, and oak. The finish is smooth and lengthy with a subtle butterscotch taste. Blanton’s has a somewhat higher price tag, roughly $50 dollars, but it is well worth it in our opinion.  Save this one for special occasions and without hesitation always enjoy this one neat. We highly recommend picking up a bottle of Blanton’s if you haven’t tried it already.

History: Blanton’s was named after one of the distillery’s early leaders, Albert B. Blanton, who the company claims spent most of his life preserving the tradition of handcrafted bourbon. Blanton worked at the distillery for around 55 years. He was born on a farm just outside of Frankfurt, Kentucky and began working at the distillery when he was 16 years old. Over the next few years he worked in every department, and in 1912 he was appointed superintendent of the distillery, its warehouse, and bottling shop. He became the president of the distillery in 1921 and died in 1959.

More information can be found at

www.blantonsbourbon.com

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.

Top Search, Last 7 Days

Black Ridge Bourbon has been the top searched topic on our site for the last 7 days. Black Ridge Bourbon is distilled at the Barton 1792 Distillery, ranges in age between 5-6 years, and is bottled at 90 proof. The production is will likely remain extremely limited. This is a very good bourbon that I’ve had the pleasure of sharing with some good friends and family on several occasions and it has been thoroughly enjoyed each time. You can find our full rating and review here.

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Black Ridge Bourbon