The Narrative: Old Overholt is said to be America’s oldest continually maintained whiskey brand founded in West Overton, Pennsylvania, in 1810. It is one of the last brands from the Pennsylvania rye distilling glory days. The distillery founded by Henry Oberholzer whose family came from Germany to settle. It was Henry’s son, Abraham Overholt who […]Read More Old Overholt Bonded Straight Rye Whiskey Review
The short answer is sadly, yes. A lot of this discussion generally centers around whiskey being a distilled spirit. Which in a sealed bottle inherently cannot go bad so long as it is unopened. The key word being “unopened”. The way whiskey can go bad is by being exposed to too much air. Also known […]Read More Can whiskey go bad?
The Narrative: In the very beginning, there was a man by the name of Austin Nichols who began selling wine and spirits as a wholesale grocer in 1855. His company would later own the Wild Turkey brand. Around 1869, Wild Turkey distillery as we know today was founded by the Ripy Brothers. Their family came […]Read More Wild Turkey Masters Keep: Decades Bourbon Review
The Narrative: Starting at the beginning there was Augustus Bulleit. A tavern keeper in the 1830’s in Louisville, Kentucky. During that time he dedicated himself to one goal of creating a uniquely flavored bourbon. After experimenting with a number of variations he ended up with a bourbon with the character he had wanted. The uniqueness […]Read More Bulleit Barrel Strength Bourbon Review (Batch No. 3)
The Narrative: It is mentioned on their website that the founding of the distillery could arguably be traced to a TIME magazine article. The article in question appeared in a January 2008 issue and featured a discussion on the re-emergence of craft distilling in the United States. So in 2009 Smooth Ambler Spirits Co. was […]Read More Smooth Ambler Old Scout 12 Year Single Barrel #5913 Review
I just went to my first whiskey festival. And….it was pretty awesome! The Narrative: The Orlando Whiskey Festival was established in 2015. The event was the first ever whiskey festival brought to Central Florida. It is hosted every year by Whiskey & Bizz, LLC. Whiskey & Bizz through these events encourages education, networking, friendships, […]Read More My First Whiskey Fest
The Narrative: Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company has a storied history in the industry. Beginning in Henderson, Kentucky in the early 1880’s under the leadership of Henry Kraver. He is the ancestor to the current owners of the distilling company. They are one of the first families to validate through historic records their lineage and re-acquire […]Read More Peerless Straight Rye Whiskey Single Barrel Select Review
The Narrative: WhistlePig has been around for a short amount of time compared to the established titans in the industry. But the former NDP (Non-distiller producer) turned distiller carries a following throughout enthusiast circles for its sourced 100% rye whiskey. WhistlePig began with the purchase of a farm in Shoreham, Vermont in 2007 by founder […]Read More WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey Single Barrel Select Review (115.5 Proof)