Tag: Barrel Proof

Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes: Elijah Craig 12-Year Barrel Proof B521

Some of the best single barrels that I’ve had during private barrel selections have been “low” proof.  I know that high-tier hazmat scorchers get most of the attention, but sub-120 proof barrels are rare—at least for distillate that enter the barrel at the maximum… Continue Reading “Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes: Elijah Craig 12-Year Barrel Proof B521”

Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes: Old Fitzgerald Spring 2021 Bottled in Bond and Four Gate Ruby Rye Springs.

Sometimes you have to try bourbon side by side with another whiskey that is totally different.  Usually, a wheated bourbon and bourbon with rye as a secondary grain isn’t truly different enough.  In most cases, not even a bourbon versus a 51% rye whiskey… Continue Reading “Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes: Old Fitzgerald Spring 2021 Bottled in Bond and Four Gate Ruby Rye Springs.”

Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes: Heaven Hill Batches A121 of Elijah Craig 12-Year Barrel Proof and Larceny Barrel Proof.

We all have high hopes for 2021, and if one thing is for certain, Elijah Craig 12-Year Barrel Proof can be counted on year in and year out.  The first edition of Elijah Craig Barrel Proof for 2021 is lower proof than all three… Continue Reading “Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes: Heaven Hill Batches A121 of Elijah Craig 12-Year Barrel Proof and Larceny Barrel Proof.”

Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes: Heaven Hill Batches C920 of Elijah Craig 12-Year Barrel Proof and Larceny Barrel Proof.

Bourbon Heritage Month has now passed, fall is in full swing in Kentucky, and after all that has happened in 2020, it’s fitting to start the last quarter of the year with some barrel proof power, especially with the last batches of 2020 of… Continue Reading “Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes: Heaven Hill Batches C920 of Elijah Craig 12-Year Barrel Proof and Larceny Barrel Proof.”

Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes: Four Gate Batch 6—The Kelvin Collaboration II.

Four Gate is back at it, leading the way with the most creative barrel finishes of any brand.  For Batch 6, Four Gate used 12-year old high-rye (18% rye grain) Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and finished some of it in Cognac barrels and some… Continue Reading “Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes: Four Gate Batch 6—The Kelvin Collaboration II.”