Bower Hill Barrel Strength

Distiller: Bower Hill Release: 2018 Bourbon: Bower Hill Barrel Strength Region: Louisville, Kentucky Price: $140 Proof: 118 Age: N/A The Barrel Cellar Score: 91 Review Date: 3/29/2019 Color: Amber Nose: Brown sugar and cinnamon, mild oak Taste:  First taste (poured neat): Oak, black pepper, cayenne, cinnamon, and a touch of paprika. Drop a couple of ice cubes in your glass and tastes of cherry wood and…

Industry Brewing Company

I was excited about my visit to Industry Brewing Company.  Industry is a relatively new operation on the North side of Peoria.  The owner, Travis Mohlenbrink, took advantage of the opportunity to buy what was previously Peoria Brewing Company and he put his own spin on it with a newly remodeled tap room and an…

San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino

Winery: San Filippo Vintage: 2004 Wine Name/Vineyard: La Lucere Wine Category: Brunello di Montalcino Grape blend: 100% Sangiovese Bottle size: 750 ml Region: Montalcino, Tuscany State or country: Italy Price: $84 ABV: 14% Cases produced: N/A The Barrel Cellar Score:  92 points Review date: Mar 13, 2019 About the Winemaker:  San Filippo was recently purchased…

John S Rhodell Brewery

John Rhodell brewery resides in a beautiful and historic building with a great view of the Illinois river.   It’s a large space in the style of a Scottish pub, and it’s Peoria’s oldest existing Microbrewery; established in 1998.  The longevity of the watering hole undoubtedly is a contributing factor to the quality of its brews….