Pinhook KSB

Distiller: MGP Release: 2021 Whiskey: Pinhook Region: Bottled in Frankfort, Ky Price: $49.00 Proof: 114.8 Age:  4 + years The Barrel Cellar Score:  89 Points Review Date: 09/22/2022 About the Bourbon: The Pinhook bourbon selection I am reviewing today is a blend of three barrels that were produced with a Castle and Key custom mashbill. It’s distilled by MGP distilling in…

Old Forester 1870

Distiller: Old Forester Release: 2022 Whiskey: 1870 Region: Louisville, Ky Price: $45.00 Proof: 90 Age:  4 years The Barrel Cellar Score:   88 Points Review Date: 07/25/2022 About the Bourbon: Old Forester’s 1870 is a tribute to George Garvin Brown’s original batch Bourbon. It is a member of Old Forester’s “Whiskey Row” line up of bourbons, and given a name that…

Ty Caton 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage: 2010 Wine Name/Vineyard: Ty Caton Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon Grape blend: 100% Cab Sauvignon Bottle size: 750 ml  Region: Sonoma Valley State or country: California  Price: $34.99 ABV: 14.7%  Cases produced: N/A  The Barrel Cellar Score:  88 points  Review date: June 21, 2022 About the Winemaker: Caton Vinyards is located in the foothills of Sonoma Valley. The grapes in the vineyard benefit from various…

Early Times Bottled in Bond

Distiller: Sazerac Release: 2021 Whiskey: Early Times Bottled-In-Bond Region: Louisville, Ky Price: $25.00 Proof: 100 Age:  4 years The Barrel Cellar Score:  90 Points Review Date: 05/22/2022 About the Bourbon: I’ve browsed past Early Times bourbon sitting on a shelf at a local retailer countless times. I’ve always assumed it to be a bottom shelf mixer, and really hadn’t given it…

Zenato Ripassa 2010 Valpolicella

Vintage: 2010 Wine Name/Vineyard: Zenato Ripassa Wine Category: Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore Grape blend: Valpolicella Bottle size: 750 ml  Region: Veneto State or country: Italy Price: $29.99 ABV: 14%  Cases produced: N/A  The Barrel Cellar Score:  90 points  Review date: April 18, 2022 About the Winemaker: The Zenato family has been producing wines in the Italian tradition for over 60 years. It started when founding member Sergio…

Larceny Small Batch

Distiller: Heaven HillRelease: 2021Whiskey: Larceny Small BatchRegion: Bardstown, KyPrice: $25.00Proof: 92Age: 6 yearsThe Barrel Cellar Score: 92 PointsReview Date: 4/04/2022 About the Bourbon: Old Fitzgerald is the distilling company behind Larceny Small Batch bourbon, but it should be noted that Heaven Hill has owned the distillery since the late 90’s. Larceny is a wheated bourbon….

Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit

Distiller: Wild Turkey Release: 2021 Whiskey: Kentucky Spirit  Region: Bardstown, Ky Price: $59.00 Proof: 101 Age:  8 years The Barrel Cellar Score:  90 Points Review Date: 03/28/2022 About the Bourbon: Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit is a single barrel offering from Wild Turkey Distilling. Kentucky spirit has been granted many awards with the most recent being a gold medal at the 2021…

Muga Riserva 2019

Vintage: 2009 Wine Name/Vineyard: Muga  Wine Category: Rioja Reserva Grape blend: 70% Tempranillo 20% Grenacha, 7% Mazuelo 3% Graciano Bottle size: 750 ml  Region: Haro State or country: Spain Price: $30.00 ABV: 14%  Cases produced: N/A  The Barrel Cellar Score:  89 points  Review date: March 13, 2022 About the Winemaker: The Rioja wine region of Spain is most well known as a Mecca for producing…

2009 “Maestria” Madiran

Vintage: 2009 Wine Name/Vineyard: Maestria Wine Category: Red Blend Grape blend: 70% Tannat 30% Cab Sauvignon Bottle size: 750 ml  Region: Madiran State or country: France Price: $10.00 ABV: 13.5%  Cases produced: N/A  The Barrel Cellar Score:  90 points  Review date: February 22, 2022 About the Winemaker: This wine is an expression of the Madiran appellation of South-West France. The grapes are hand harvested…

Old Forester 150th Anniversary Edition

Distiller: Old Forester  Release: 2020 Whiskey: 150th Anniversary Region: Louisville, Ky Price: $150.00 Proof: 126.5 Age:  No Age Statement The Barrel Cellar Score:  90 Points Review Date: 08/22/2021 About the Bourbon: Brown-Forman celebrates 150th anniversary with three distinct batches of bourbon. The bottle I am reviewing today comes from batch #3 which has a mash bill of 72% corn, 18% Rye,…