Category: Bourbon Reviews

Sipp’n Corn Bourbon Review – Rebel Reserve vs. John E. Fitzgerald Larceny vs. Old Weller Antique 107

There’s often too much focus in bourbon reviews on inaccessible bourbon.  While those reviews can be intriguing and can help narrow your focus for bourbon hunting, the lower shelves could use some attention too.  There are more than plenty low-priced bourbons to choose from,…

Sipp’n Corn Bourbon Review – “The Woodford Challenge” – Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select vs. Woodford Reserve Double Oaked vs. Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Four Wood

            For this Bourbon Review, we compared three Woodford Reserve bourbons from three price-points.  The entry-level Woodford Reserve is generally well-liked, but it has its share of critics for essentially being expensive or for being too soft.  The Woodford…

Sipp’n Corn Bourbon Review – “The High Octane Challenge” – Elijah Craig 12 Year Barrel Strength vs. Stagg Jr. vs. Knob Creek Single Barrel

            For this Bourbon Review, I wanted to pay tribute to the recent trend of releasing barrel strength bourbons, so we compared these three high-proof premium bourbons from different distilleries, in order of blind tasting: Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve Distillery:  Jim Beam, Clermont,…

Sipp’n Corn Bourbon Review – Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel

*Updated July 11, 2014 after a private barrel selection at Buffalo Trace where we selected barrels of Elmer T. Lee and Blanton’s, among many other Buffalo Trace Brands, and where I learned the typical ages of Elmer T. Lee and Blanton’s. Bourbon:         Elmer T. Lee Single…

Sipp’n Corn Bourbon Review – Four Roses Single Barrel

Bourbon:         Four Roses Single Barrel, 100 proof, NAS. (GE-17-1P = Warehouse G (East side); 17th rack; tier 1; 16 barrels deep in the row) Distillery:        Four Roses Distillery, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Cost:                $33.99 Color: Amber with deep orange tint. Nose: Spice balanced with sweetness of…