Jim Beam Legent

Thanks to my buddy for pouring me a dram of his bottle. So awhile ago I was out in Alberta. Just hanging out, visiting friends, enjoying rural Canada in all it’s beautiful glory. One thing that popped up while in Calgary (not rural Canada, had to come in from the massive farms and beautiful landscapes […]

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Knob Creek Cask Strength Rye

We’ve all been there. You just came off the Big Time batch that was much beloved, but you’re out of it. And trying to get to the top of the ryes, as AC/DC stated, is a long way. And many an empty pocket. But then you find out about an alternative: Knob Creek Cask Strength Rye. […]

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Booker’s Rye Big Time Batch

Thanks to /u/devoz for this sample. When Booker’s Rye Big Time Batch came out, I sadly couldn’t obtain some. Changing careers, not having children to sell, various other things that came up like needing food to live all got in the way. However, through some swaps, I was eventually able to get it. The idea behind it? Back in […]

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Booker’s Bourbon Batch 2016-01E

Thanks to /u/throzen for sharing a dram of this one at our recent tasting (that I’ve written up). So in this tasting we’ve had an independent bottle, something from Buffalo Trace, something from Heaven Hill, Four Roses and something from Wild Turkey. We missing anyone? Oh, yes. Silly us. Beam. We need to try a new […]

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Knob Creek 25th Anniversary

Thanks to /u/devoz for sharing this sample with me. Anniversaries are an interesting thing. In theory we shouldn’t give a rat’s puckered butt about how long anyone has been doing something unless we know them. However time and time again people celebrate anniversaries that they have little invested in. I think it’s part of the human experience. […]

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Jim Beam Bonded

Recently I was lucky enough to join the Toronto Whisky Society in the first of what we hope is a constant amount of tastings. In order to give everyone a shot at coming out, the entry “fee” was to bring a bottle that was NAS/10 years that was at least half full. The following reviews […]

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Old Grand Dad triple review (80, Bottled in Bond, 114 proof)

Thanks to /u/I_SAID_NO_GOLDFISH, /u/stinkysauce and /u/Jolarbear for these samples. I almost feel like I don’t need to introduce the Old Grand Dad Bourbon series. It was created by Raymond Basil and named after his grandfather. Or really everyone’s grandfather. His name was Basil Hayden Sr. So I guess the other bourbon wasn’t good enough in the naming […]

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Jim Beam Red Stag Hardcore Cider

Thank you to… damn, didn’t write it down. Sorry about that. Some guy gave me this. He didn’t want anything back. Said it was bad. I’ve said, multiple times, that if someone releases something and calls it a whiskey, I’ll review it. Recently I’ve had quite a few whiskies from different distilleries that most people […]

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Booker’s Foursome

Thanks to /u/Boyd86, /u/muaddib99, and /u/lvl1dramacenter for three of these. Thank me for the last one (DO IT). I am ashamed and hurt to say that up until these reviews, I had never had Booker’s. Shock and Awe should be creeping across your face. An angry comment should be typed. No home should be safe from […]

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