Barrel Seagrass

Distiller: Multiple Sources Release: 2021 Whiskey: Barrell Seagrass Region: Bottled in Louisville, Ky Price: $75.00 Proof: 119.84 Age:  4 + years The Barrel Cellar Score:  91 Points Review Date: 01/11/2023 About the Bourbon:  Barrell Craft Spirits is known for their business model of sourcing quality whiskies and blending them.  Seagrass is a blend of American (Indiana and Tennessee) and Canadian Rye whiskies.  The…

Zuccardi “Concreto” Malbec

Vintage: 2020 Wine Name/Vineyard: Zuccardi Wine Category: Malbec Grape blend: 100% Malbec Bottle size: 750 ml  Region: Valle de Uco State or country: Argentina Price: $35 ABV: 14%  Cases produced: N/A  The Barrel Cellar Score:  91 points  Review date: May 31, 2022 About the Winemaker: I’ve enjoyed countless bottles of wine over the years, but Zuccardi’s Concreto wine is a first for me.  It’s a Malbec aged…

Pursuit United Bourbon

Distiller: Various Release: 2021 Whiskey: Pursuit United Region: Bottled in Louisville, Ky Price: $59.00 Proof: 108 Age:  4 + years The Barrel Cellar Score:  86 Points Review Date: 11/05/2022 About the Bourbon:  The guys behind the Pursuit United podcast (which is well regarded by many bourbon enthusiasts) have ventured into blending and marketing their own line of whiskies.  Today I’m reviewing their Pursuit…

Hyland Estates “Founders Selection” 2017

Vintage: 2017 Wine Name/Vineyard: Hyland Estates Wine Category: Pinot Noir Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir Bottle size: 750 ml  Region: Willamette Valley State or country: Oregon Price: $110 ABV: 13.5%  Cases produced: N/A  The Barrel Cellar Score:  90 points  Review date: March 31, 2022 About the Winemaker: Hyland Vinyard was planted in 1971. “Founders Selection” is Hyland’s Prestige bottling.  The finest grapes from the finest lots…

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….