Category: Bourbon Reviews

Sipp’n Corn Bourbon Review – Eagle Rare vs. Bulleit vs. Michter’s: “The 10-Year Challenge”

For this Bourbon Review, I wanted to find three bourbons aged exactly the same number of years, all with rye as the secondary grain, and all with similar Proof, but priced very differently.  Three bourbons meeting those criteria are Eagle Rare Single Barrel 10-Year,…

Sipp’n Corn Bourbon Review – Willett Pot Still Reserve Single Barrel

Update:  in 2015 Willett quietly transitioned Willett Pot Still Reserve from Single Barrel to Small Batch The Willett Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky is an assumed name adopted by Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, Ltd. (“KBD”) in 2005 (The Willett Distilling Company was originally incorporated in September 1936)….

Sipp’n Corn Bourbon Review – Wild Turkey Rare Breed

* Update: This batch (WT-03RB) ended in spring 2014.  The new Rare Breed batch is unnumbered and 112.8 proof. Bourbon:         Wild Turkey Rare Breed, 108.2 proof (barrel proof); a blend of Wild Turkey 6-, 8- and 12-year-old stocks.  Batch No. WT-03RB. Distillery:        Wild Turkey,…

Sipp’n Corn Bourbon Review – E. H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch Bottled in Bond

Bourbon:         E. H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch Bottled in Bond, 100 Proof Distillery:        Buffalo Trace Cost:                $39.99 Color: Reddish-amber; darker than many other bourbons of this approximate age. Nose: Initial alcohol sting on the nose, but followed by caramel, corn grain, and oak.  The…

Sipp’n Corn Bourbon Review – Hirsch Selection Small Batch Reserve

Bourbon:         Hirsch Selection Small Batch Reserve, 92 Proof Distillery:        Who knows?  It’s sourced.  When it comes to Hirsch, Anchor Distilling Company is a Non-Distiller Producer (“NDP”).  And Anchor isn’t telling.  (Style points deduction.) Cost:                $35.99 Color: Light amber. Nose: Smooth and subtle. Taste: Balanced…