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We've talked a lot about Heaven Hill bourbon lately. Let's button that up today. Elijah Craig Barrel Proof store pick and a super cheap Evan Williams are on the table to sip.

Cheers!

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Dan is back! No fooling. We open up the new Castle and Key Bourbon and sip other whiskey on Dan's final day in his 30's. Tomorrow, he turns 40 and, as we all know, it's just downhill from there. I'm what he has to look forward to.

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While I haven't chased unicorn whiskey in a long time and frankly, I never really did, I have accumulated a few bottles at reasonable prices that have increased significantly in value. My inclination is to open those bottles, share them with friends, and enjoy them but I'm second-guessing that thin…

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Redbreast 12-Year-Old Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey

This is a wonderful example of a single pot still Irish whiskey. Beautiful on the nose and delightful on the palate. Nutty and fruity, clearly influenced by the Sherry barrels it spent time in but not in an overbearing way. I've bought these bot…

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Happy St. Patrick's Day! Let's sip some Irish whiskey. Let's also sip some McKenna 10 year BiB since Henry McKenna was born in Ireland and then let's see how different the standard McKenna 80 proof stacks up to the 10-year-old Bottled In Bond expression. But then, how would the Heaven Hill 7-year-o…

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Open the Bottle - George Dickel 15-Year-Old Tennessee Whisky Single Barrel Store Picks

I love George Dickel whisky and I don't care who knows it. These 15-year-old single barrels ranging in proof from the low 80s to over 100 represent one of the best values in whiskey at the moment and should real…

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It was Bottled In Bond day this week! Let's sip some BiBs and toast that 1897 legislation that made whiskey better for us all.

Good times.

Cheers!

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Back to the Bottle - Knob Creek 9-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

I like Beam whiskey and certainly like Knob Creek Bourbon. This one is a favorite for under $30 and may well hold its own with bottles costing quite a bit more.

Good for sipping and makes a fine Old Fashioned too. Cheers!

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Open the Bottle - 2021 Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition Bourbon

Wow! I had high hopes for this bourbon especially after paying $200 for the bottle and my hopes have been exceeded. This is just an amazing bottle of bourbon! I know that's a lot of money for whiskey but if ever a bottle deserve…

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Open the Bottle - Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey Single Barrel from Hazel's Beverage World, Boulder, CO

Here's one I didn't have very high expectations for. I bought them to support my local store's barrel pick program and because I do like Jack Daniels whiskey just fine. It didn't hurt that they …

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Sourced vs the Source - let's drink it all.

Good times.

Cheers!

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Back to the Bottle - All of the Russell's Reserve Whiskey and All of the Wild Turkey too!

I want everyone - except whiskey geeks who would drive the price up - to drink Wild Turkey produced whiskey. From Wild Turkey 101, through all of the Russell's Reserve expressions of bourbon and rye whiskies,…

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We're back on track for a live Blind Shelfie Throwdown today! Was Dan so scared of a live battle that he faked a family emergency to avoid it? Will I regret throwing so much shade once we actually have to figure out what we're drinking? Who knows. What we do know is we have almost no idea what we'r…

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We were planning to do a live version of the Blind Shelfie Throwdown but Dan had a family thing come up and is unable to participate today. Clearly, he was scared of a live blind tasting with me.

So, in lieu of that, I thought we'd open up the 2021 Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition that I've …

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Store picks! We sip on some private pick Knob Creek and can't seem to math the actual age even with the required dates right in front of us. Then we sip some Wild Turkey 101 and continue to be amazed at how delicious this inexpensive bottle is. Finally, we retrieve a bottle of Booker's from Dan's c…

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How about some corn whiskey? Kentucky, Texas, and Mexico! For just a little while, we forget about bourbon, rye, and Scotch whiskies and focus on corn. Using suggestions from viewers (thanks, Bender) and my local liquor store (thanks, Max at #hazelsbeverageworld), we try three very different corn w…

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The first Friday sips of 2022!

How about that other Tennessee Whiskey? We open up a local store pick Jack Daniels single barrel at 94 proof. Then we sip on some Old Forester 1920 and get into a Booker's Beaten Biscuits batch. The Lincoln County process, corn whiskey, and a few other topics come up…

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The first Friday sips of 2022!

What were Dan's favorites from 2021? Well, we both fell for Deerhammer, Wild Turkey products, and Dickel.

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Open the Bottle - Colonel E.H. Taylor Single Barrel Bourbon Bottled In Bond Store Pick from Hazel's Beverage World in Boulder, CO

Store picks are fun and they are especially exciting when the pick is a brand or bottle that has become difficult to find on shelves. That is the case with this EH Tayl…

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The last sips of 2021 and a renewed faith in whiskey geeks. Also, no Dan.

My new favorite whiskey is the Russell's Reserve 13 year Bourbon was a high point of 2021. The proliferation of George Dickel 15 year single barrels in stores all over the place. Dan and I have bought a pile of them because…

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Open the Bottle - Old Forester Bourbon Single Barrel Select from Hazel's in Boulder, CO

I generally like Old Forester Bourbon. It's all solid in my opinion but of course, I lean toward what I think they call the Whisky Row Series (they don't use the 'e'), specifically 1897, 1910, and 1920. I've ha…

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Open the Bottle - Sagamore Spirit Rye Whiskey Barrel Select

I haven't been so excited about MGP produced whiskey ... well, ever. But once in a while, a really good one comes along and their 95/5 mashbill rye is certainly popular. So, will this be one of those upside surprise bottles or another cas…

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Tasting whiskey blind, that is without knowing what sort of bourbon, rye, or scotch whisky you're drinking, is the only way to remove the bias and know for sure if you like a whiskey or if you've just been caught up in the hype. I think that's right but even if it isn't, blind tasting whiskey is fu…

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