Old Bardstown Bottled in Bond

Distiller: Willett Release: 2021 Whiskey: Old Bardstown Bottled-in-Bond Region: Bardstown, Ky Price: $25.00 Proof: 100 Age:  No Age Statement The Barrel Cellar Score:  88 Points Review Date: 01/10/2022 About the Bourbon: Old Bardstown BIB is an inexpensive, entry level bourbon produced by the celebrated Willett Distillery. Found on the bottom shelf of many liquor establishments, it is often passed…

Ken Deis 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage: 2017 Wine Name/Vineyard: Ken Deis Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle size: 750 ml  Region: Napa Valley State or country: California Price: $59.99 ABV: 14.5% Cases produced: N/A  The Barrel Cellar Score:  90 points  Review date: November 29, 2021  About the Winemaker: Ken Deis in his words has “been around the block.” Evidence of his experience is obvious from the consistent…

San Felo – Balla La Vecchia

Winery: San Felo Vintage: 2010 Wine Name/Vineyard: Balla La Vecchia Wine Category: Red Blend Grape blend: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot Bottle size: 750 ml Region: Tuscany State or country: Italy Price: $20.00 ABV: 14.5% Cases produced: N/A The Barrel Cellar Score:  89 points Review date: Dec 8, 2021 About the Winemaker: Fattoria San Felo’s vineyards are located in the Tuscan Maremma. The “Maremma” is a…

Smoke Wagon – Unfiltered Uncut

Distiller: Nevada H&C Distilling Co Release: 2021 Whiskey: Smoke Wagon Uncut Unfiltered – Batch 69 Region: Las Vegas, NV Price: $80.00 Proof: 116.8 Age:  ~8 Years The Barrel Cellar Score:  91 Points Review Date: 11/23/2021 About the Bourbon:  Nevada H&C Distilling Company’s “Smoke Wagon Uncut Unfiltered” is a blend of barrel strength bourbons ranging in age between 4 and 8 years.  The…

George Remus Straight Bourbon

Distiller: George Remus Distilling Co Release: 2020 Whiskey: George Remus Straight Bourbon Region: Louisville, Ky Price: $40.00 Proof: 115.9 Age:  ~4 Years The Barrel Cellar Score:  86 Points Review Date: 11/15/2021 About the Bourbon: From the bottle; “From Apothecary to Kingpin, George Remus created one of the most intricate, successful bootlegging operations of Prohibition. With each Single Barrel holding its unique…

F. Stephen Millier 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage: 2018 Wine Name/Vineyard: Black Label Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon Grape blend: 100% Cab Sauvignon Bottle size: 750 ml  Region: North Coast State or country: California  Price: $22.99  ABV: 14.5%  Cases produced: N/A  The Barrel Cellar Score:  89 points  Review date: October 31, 2021  About the Winemaker: F. Stephen Millier describes his Black Label Series as “made up of incredible wines that stand alone.” The Black…

Old Forester Single Barrel

Distiller: Old Forester Distilling Company Release: 2021 Whiskey: Old Forester Single Barrel Region: Louisville, Ky Price: $45.00 Proof: 90 Age:  ~4 Years The Barrel Cellar Score: 88 Points Review Date: 10/18/2021 About the Bourbon: Today I’m reviewing Brown-Foreman’s 90 proof Old Forester Single Barel offering. The bottle was hand picked by Binny’s Beverage Depot. It was aged in warehouse 1…

Angel’s Envy

Distiller: Angel’s Envy Distillery Release: 2021 Whiskey: Angel’s Envy Region: Louisville, Ky Price: $65.00 Proof: 109.8 Age:  ~6 Years The Barrel Cellar Score:  91 Points Review Date: 10/02/2021 About the Bourbon: Angel’s Envy was founded in 2011 by Franklin and Wes Henderson (father and son). Their plan was to produce a bourbon finished in port barrels. Lincoln had been producing quality…

Iaconis Merlot 2017

Vintage: 2017  Wine Name/Vineyard: Iaconis Wine Category: Merlot  Grape blend: 100% Merlot  Bottle size: 750 ml  Region: Napa Valley  State or country: California  Price: $39.99 (Membership price $16.99) ABV: 14.8%  Cases produced: N/A  The Barrel Cellar Score:  89 points  Review date: September 1, 2021  About the Winemaker: Iaconis Merlot was released, vinted, and bottled by Naked Wines. Naked Wines provides highly skilled winemakers with the…

1792 Full Proof Bourbon

Distiller: Barton 1792 Distillery Release: 2021 Whiskey: 1792 Full Proof Region: Bardstown, Ky Price: $55.00 Proof: 125 Age:  7 Years The Barrel Cellar Score: 90 Points Review Date: 08/22/2021 About the Bourbon: 1792’s producer Barton Distillery is part of the Sazerac family of distillers. It is my opinion that sharing a parent company with Buffalo Trace has allowed it to inherit…