Category: Bourbon Reviews

Sipp’n Corn Bourbon Review – Rhetoric 23-year old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

According to its press release, Rhetoric 23 was distilled between 1990 and 1993 at the Bernheim Distillery while it was owned by United Distillers.  This time frame reported for distillation and the lack of “old” or “new” preceding “Bernheim” leaves some questions about whether…

Sipp’n Corn Bourbon Review – Noah’s Mill

Noah’s Mill is the highest-proof and highest-shelf brand member of Willett’s “Small Batch Boutique Bourbon Collection,” which also includes Kentucky Vintage, Pure Kentucky, and Rowan’s Creek.  Before the Bourbon craze it was aged for 15 years, and while it lost that minimum age, most…

Sipp’n Corn Bourbon Review – Four Roses 2017 Small Batch Limited Edition Al Young 50th Anniversary

This year’s spring Limited Edition from Four Roses honors Al Young for his 50 years at Four Roses, and strays from the standard small batch bottle design to use a 1967 design, harkening back to the year that Al’s career at Four Roses began….

Sipp’n Corn Bourbon Review – Elijah Craig 12-year Barrel Proof Batch B517

The original 2013 white-label/red-12 Elijah Craig 12-year Barrel Proof (129.7 proof) has been my standard-bearer for all subsequent EC12BPs.  Some of those that followed nearly matched it, some packed too much heat, and none of them really surpassed it.  My first taste of Heaven…

Sipp’n Corn Bourbon Review – Bulleit Barrel Strength 2017

I was a big fan of the 2016 inaugural release of Bulleit Barrel Strength, which was a Kentucky-only release.   For 2017, Bulleit has expanded distribution to also include Texas, California, Oregon, Ohio, New York, Illinois, Colorado and Washington DC.  The proof of my sample…