Bourbon Reviews

Morning Report, Monday, March 17th, 2014

17th

We want to wish everyone a Happy St. Patrick’s Day today and hope you are all enjoying your favorite spirit with friends and family today. Be safe and have fun.

We have a re-post today from a one we posted a short while ago, it was our St. Patrick’s Day post we did for Drinkwire, it included three Irish whiskey reviews we did and two recipes, if you didn’t get a chance to read it you can read it here or click on the images below to get to the reviews. We also have a new recipe that will be posted later this afternoon. Have a great day everyone. Cheers!

Knappogue Castler 12 Year Single Malt Irish Whiskey Our Rating: 88%

Knappogue Castler 12 Year Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Our Rating: 88%

Knappogue Castle 14 Year Our Rating: 97%

Knappogue Castle 14 Year
Our Rating: 97%

Knappogue Castle 16 Year Irish Whiskey Our Rating: 97%

Knappogue Castle 16 Year Irish Whiskey
Our Rating: 97%

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

Jameson Irish Whiskey Review

Jameson Irish Whiskey Our Rating: 87%

Jameson Irish Whiskey

Name: Jameson Irish Whiskey

ABV: 40%

Proof: 80

Notes: Jameson’s has a sweet grain and light oak scent. On the palate we can taste the grains and oak but with a slight spicy taste. The finish is moderate with a honey, vanilla, and smoky grain taste that slowly fades away. Jameson is another great bargain Irish whiskey. It is widely available and inexpensive. It can hold up in a number of different cocktails as well as on the rocks. I preferred the taste of Jameson’s over Bushmill’s but both are enjoyable Irish whiskeys. This is one that I keep stocked at the bar for when I want a change from bourbon and for the friend who prefers other whiskeys over bourbon.