Category: Bourbon Reviews

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…

Sipp’n Corn Bourbon Review – W.L. Weller 12 Year Old

Bourbon:         W.L. Weller 12 Year Old Distillery:        Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, Kentucky Age:                12-Year Age Statement Proof:              90 proof Cost:                $25.99 Tasting Notes Color: Deep bronze. Nose: The nose of Weller 12 is unmistakably sweet with caramel and butterscotch notes.  Do I smell cereal…