Innocent Bystander Shiraz

Winery: Innocent Bystander Vintage: 2010 Wine Name/Vineyard: Shiraz Wine Category: Shiraz Grape blend: 100% Shiraz Bottle size: 750 ml Region: Yarra Valley State or country: Australia Price: $23 ABV: 13.5% Cases produced: N/A The Barrel Cellar Score:  89 points Review date: October 28, 2020 About the Winemaker: Innocent bystander’s red wines, including the Shiraz I’m reviewing today, are fermented in open top fermenters. This means, at…

Eagle Rare

Distiller: Buffalo Trace Release: ongoing Bourbon: Eagle Rare Region: Frankfort, Kentucky Price: $30-$40 Proof: 90 Age:  10 Years The Barrel Cellar Score:  88 Points Review Date: 11/15/2020 About the Bourbon: Eagle Rare is made from the same whiskey as Buffalo Trace, aged 10 years where BT is aged 8. This bourbon comes from their low-rye Mashbill #1. The bottle is adorned with…

Barrell Batch 21

Distiller: Barrell Craft Spirits Release: 2020 Bourbon: Batch 021 Region: Louisville, Kentucky Price: $65.00 Proof: 106.34 Age:  10 years The Barrel Cellar Score:  93 Points Review Date: 10/30/2020 About the Bourbon: Barrell Bourbon produces blended bourbon that is made from hand selected, high quality barrels distilled by different sources. Once blending is complete, Barrell bottles it at cask strength. “Batch 021”…

Buffalo Trace

Distiller: Buffalo Trace (Mash Bill#1) Release: Ongoing Bourbon: Buffalo Trace Region: Frankfort, Kentucky Price: $23 Proof: 90 Age:  No age statement (Likely 8 years) Glass: Tumbler The Barrel Cellar Score:  87 Points Review Date: 11/06/2020 About the Bourbon: Buffalo Trace Distillery makes excellent bourbon and their namesake Bourbon has been around since 1999.  Buffalo Trace comes from their distillery’s low rye…

Weller Full Proof

Distiller: Buffalo Trace Release: 2019 Bourbon: WL Weller Full Proof Region: Frankfort, Kentucky Price: $50.00 Proof: 114 Age:  No age statement The Barrel Cellar Score:  90 Points Review Date: 11/04/2020 About the Bourbon: Weller Full Proof is a relatively new addition to the WL Weller product line, which is produced by Buffalo Trace Distillery. Like the other offerings in the Weller…