Category: Bourbon Reviews

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… Continue Reading “Sipp’n Corn Bourbon Review – Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel”

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… Continue Reading “Sipp’n Corn Bourbon Review – Four Roses Single Barrel”

Sipp’n Corn Bourbon Review – Corner Creek Reserve

Bourbon:         Corner Creek Reserve Bourbon Whiskey.  88 Proof; NAS. Distillery:        Who knows?  The label states “Corner Creek Distilling Co.,” but that’s just one of the many assumed names of Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, Ltd.  Worse, this assumed name has been inactive since 2003.  Does KBD… Continue Reading “Sipp’n Corn Bourbon Review – Corner Creek Reserve”

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

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).… Continue Reading “Sipp’n Corn Bourbon Review – Willett Pot Still Reserve Single Barrel”