Four Roses 130th Anniversary Edition

Distiller: Four Roses Release: 2018 Bourbon: Four Roses 130th anniversary edition Region: Lawrenceburg, Kentucky Price: $140 Proof: 108 Age: Mix of 10, 13,14, and 16-year barrels The Barrel Cellar Score: 96 Review Date: 2/16/2019 Color: Deep Amber Nose: Cinnamon, leather, vanilla, cocoa, oak Taste: Medium bodied, velvety, has a slight oily mouthfeel. First taste (poured…

Elijah Craig Small Batch 1789

Distiller: Elijah Craig Release: 2018 Bourbon: Elijah Craig Small Batch 1789 Region: Bardstown, Kentucky Price: $30 Proof: 94 Age: Not Available The Barrel Cellar Score: 87 Review Date: 2/6/2019 Color: Russet Nose: Green apple, leather, butter, brown sugar (neat).   Burnt sugar (2 cubes). Taste: Medium to full bodied, has a slight oily mouthfeel. First taste…

Barrel Strength Beauty

Distiller: Lux Row Release: 2018 Bourbon: Old Ezra Barrel Strength “7” Region: Bardstown, Kentucky Price: $40 Proof: 117 Age: 7 years The Barrel Cellar Score: 92 Review Date: 1/31/2019 Color: Rust Nose: Chocolate covered raisins, oak (neat).  Cinnamon (2 cubes). Taste: Full bodied, the smoothness of this bourbon is impressive considering the high alcohol content.  First…

Single Barrel Review

Distiller: Wild Turkey Release: 2018 Bourbon: Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Region: Lawrenceburg, Kentucky Price: $60 Proof: 110 Age: 9 years The Barrel Cellar Score: 86 (based on two reviews) Review Date: 1/30/2019 Color: Saddle Brown Nose: Reserved nose; vanilla, cinnamon, leather Taste: Medium body.  First taste (poured neat) cinnamon and leather with hints of cherry…