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Unfiltered, Bottled In Bond. Those are good things for bourbon in my estimation especially when it comes with a $23 (or less) price tag. A nod to Beam's past more in name and label than a completely unique distillate but I'll take it. How often do we get limited release whiskey for such a reasonabl…

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Open the Bottle Belle Meade Reserve Cask Strength Bourbon. An MGP sourced bourbon whiskey I just can't make up my mind about. Not bad, not great, sort of ok, beautiful nose, and hot nose ... what the heck? Dan and I also taste this one against two other MGP distilled bourbons, Smoke Wagon Uncut sta…

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In Dan's very first Open the Bottle video, recorded right in the middle of us recording episode 6 of The Practical Still podcast, he opens up the Smoke Wagon Uncut bourbon. We tasted, we talk, we say root beer and cream soda more than enough times.

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Going back to the bottle to follow up on three whiskeys we liked a lot when we first opened them, Russell's Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon, George Dickel 9yr Hand Select Single Barrel Tennessee Whisky, and Whistle Pig 10yr Single Barrel Rye. How do we like them after living with each of them for a w…

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We open up Kentucky Owl's Confiscated Bourbon Whiskey. This is Kentucky Owl's first widely released bourbon and I had high hopes for it but found it to be too dry for my tastes with too much bitter oak lingering for a long time. It has certainly opened up over the last couple of weeks so I'll conti…

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Opening up a single barrel from one of the most storied families in American whiskey, the Russell's at Wild Turkey. A non-chill filtered bourbon, 8 to 9 years old, and super tasty.

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Whiskey bottles are meant to be opened so we open up this George Dickel, Hand Selected Tennessee whisky. It's 9 years old and a single barrel offering store pick. At 103 proof, it's got a little extra over the Dickel 12.

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Every bottle of bourbon can't be wonderful. Sometimes the whiskey just isn't good and sometimes it's made well but still doesn't line up with what you want or like in a spirit. That's just part of the process of finding and tasting whiskey. You win some, you lose some. In this video, I talk about a…

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Bottles are meant to be opened so we open up an Old Ezra 7 Barrel Proof bourbon. It is noteworthy for its 7 year age statement, sub-$50 price tag, and for being produced and aged by Heaven Hill using the same specs as Elijah Craig, Henry McKenna, and others before being bottled for and sold by Lux …

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Opening a Whistle Pig 10-year barrel proof, store pick rye whiskey. Whistle Pig is based in Vermont but this particular rye whiskey is distilled in Canada. The standard Whistle Pig 10 is bottled at 100 proof but this store pick is bottled at a barrel proof of 121.2 proof and it's is very tasty.

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Dan loves Old Forester 1920 but I haven't had it. It's a great bourbon that is available, reasonably priced, and it aligns with the values of The Practical Still. But will I like it as much as Dan? We'll see.

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