Jack Daniel’s Special Release Barrel Proof Rye Review

About – “This annual special release Single Barrel Barrel Proof Rye celebrates the early craftsmanship of the Jack Daniel Distillery, honoring a time when American whiskey was often high in rye content and offered at barrel strength. Bottled in its purest form right from…

2020 Rye Whiskey Awards

2020 Rye of the Year – Crown Royal Noble Collection 16 Year RyeIf you have followed e this year this one should come as no surprise to you. I have been singing the praises of this whiskey since the first time I cracked the…

2020 Rye of the Year – Blind Battle

Riverset Straight Rye Whiskey Review

About – “Riverset is named in honor of the Mississippi River and the iconic riverboats that have long since navigated its waters.  Historically, these riverboats were used to transport cumbersome barrels of whiskey from the hinterlands to the cities. In fact, so much whiskey…

Fresh Crack Friday – Resilient Tasting

Peerless Rye Review

About – Peerless is one of the many distilleries that have been resurrected of late. Bringing back a name that hasn’t been seen in the bourbon industry since prohibition. Cork and Carson Taylor (grandson and great grandson of the former distillery owner Henry Kraver)…

Sazerac Rye Review

About – “The One and Only New Orleans Original. Sazerac Rye Whiskey symbolizes the tradition and history of New Orleans. Rye Whiskey that dates back to the 1800’s, around the time when saloons, veiled as Coffee Houses, began lining the streets of New Orleans. It was…

Pikesville Rye Review

About – First produced in Maryland in the 1890s, the brand, along with the rest of the once-booming Maryland Rye industry, was shuttered by prohibition. The brand reemerged after prohibition and became the last standing Maryland Rye, as the rest of the industry’s production…

2019 Whiskey Awards

2019 is nearly gone and that can mean only one thing. It is time to crown the 2019 Bourbon and Rye of the year. Bourbon of the Year – George Dickel Bottled in Bond Yes George Dickel is a Tennessee whiskey, but it does…

Parker’s Heritage Collection Heavy Char 8 Year Rye Review

About – Parker’s Heritage is a yearly limited release by Heaven Hill featuring a different type of whiskey each year. It is named in honor of Parker Beam, the long time master distiller for Heaven Hill. Parker passed away after a battle with ALS…