Michter’s Toasted Barrel Finish Rye

Distiller: Michter’s Release: 2020 Bourbon: Toasted Barrel Rye Region: Louisville, Kentucky Price: $50.00 Proof: 106.8 Age:  No age Statement The Barrel Cellar Score:  91 Points Review Date: 12/28/2020 About the Bourbon: Toasted Barrel Finish Rye is a special release from Michter’s Distillery. The rye whisky was left to fully mature in white oak barrels before being finished in a new toasted…

Archives

Distiller: Heaven Hill Release: 2019 Bourbon: Archives Region: Bardstown, Kentucky Price: $100.00 Proof: 129.2 Age:  10 years The Barrel Cellar Score:  90 Points Review Date: 12/16/2020 About the Bourbon: The whiskey chosen for this bottle was distilled by Heaven Hill, and carefully selected and bottled by the team at whiskybase.com. Whiskeybase.com is a large web community of whisky enthusiasts where…

The Bridge

Winery: Ken Forrester Wines Vintage: 2013 Wine Name/Vineyard: The Bridge Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle size: 750 ml Region: North Coast State or country: California Price: $100 ABV: 14.7% Cases produced: N/A The Barrel Cellar Score:  93 points Review date: Decemberr 11, 2020 About the Winemaker: This wine was created in partnership between Ken Forrester and Jesse Katz. It is produced…

Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2020

Distiller: Old Forester Release: 2020 Bourbon: Birthday Bourbon Region: Louisville, Kentucky Price: $110.00 Proof: 98 Age:  10 years The Barrel Cellar Score:  94 Points Review Date: 11/06/2020 About the Bourbon: Highly sought after and hard to find, Old Forester’s birthday bourbon is held in high regard year after year. It is released annually, in celebration of it’s creator George Garvin Brown….

George Dickel Bottled in Bond

Distiller: Cascade Hollow Distilling Co. Release: 2020 Whiskey: George Dickel Bottled in Bond Region: Tullahoma, Tennessee Price: $40.00 Proof: 100 Age:  10 years The Barrel Cellar Score:  87 Points Review Date: 01/14/2021 About the Bourbon: Capitalizing on the success of last years limited bottle release, George Dickel has released a 2020 version of its Bottled in Bond offering. To produce…

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…

Bodegas Portia 2011 Ebeia

Winery: Bodegas Portia Vintage: 2011 Wine Name/Vineyard: Ebeia  Wine Category: Tempranillo Grape blend: 100% Tempranillo Bottle size: 750 ml Region: Ribera del Duero State or country: Spain Price: $20 ABV: 13.5% Cases produced: N/A The Barrel Cellar Score:  88 points Review date: January 6, 2021 About the Winemaker: Bodegas Portia is one of over 300 wineries in the Ribera Del Duero wine region to…

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”…

Four Roses Single Barrel

Distiller: Four Roses Release: Ongoing Bourbon: Four Roses Single Barrel (Warehouse QS, Barrel No. 28-IG) Recipe 1 OBSV -Mashbill B 60% Corn, 35% Rye, 5% Malted Barley Region: Lawrenceburg, KY Price: $45-$50 Proof: 100 Age: Aged Minimum 7-10 years Glass: Mini snifter The Barrel Cellar Score: 87 Points Review Date: 12/05/2020 About the Bourbon: Four Roses Single Barrel…