Category: Bourbon Reviews

Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes: Four Gate Batch 6—The Kelvin Collaboration II.

Four Gate is back at it, leading the way with the most creative barrel finishes of any brand.  For Batch 6, Four Gate used 12-year old high-rye (18% rye grain) Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and finished some of it in Cognac barrels and some…

Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes: Larceny Barrel Proof Batch B520.

I was so happy to see that Heaven Hill decided to release a barrel proof version of its popular Larceny wheated bourbon, and I enjoyed its first release, Batch A120.  I received a sample of Batch B520 last month and right off the bat…

Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batches A120 and B520.

The first Elijah Craig 12-year Barrel Proof of 2020 was released in January and received immediate praise.  My first tastes of it couldn’t quite get past the heat, and then with the distraction of recent world events, I never made it back for my…

Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes: Four Gate X3—Batch 2 (Outer Loop Orbit); Batch 3 (Foundation); Batch 4 (Split Stave™ by Kelvin).

Four Gate knocked it out of the park on their first release so I was excited to receive samples of the next three batches, all crafted differently to showcase barrel finishing versus the good ‘ole “foundation” of bourbon. Batch 2 uses a unique barrel…

Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes: Heaven Hill Bottled in Bond 7-year Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Until just over a year ago, Heaven Hill had the hands-down best price performer in all of Bourbon—a six-year age stated Bottled in Bond for only $11.99.  In previous posts I had called it the standard-bearer for all of the new “craft” whiskies; if…