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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…