Tag: Louisville

Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes: Evan Williams 1783 Small Batch.

Evan Williams is insanely popular worldwide, and now Heaven Hill has released a newly-redesigned 1783 Small Batch, along with a bump in proof.  The name 1783 comes from the year Evan Williams first opened his distillery on the Ohio River in Louisville, when Kentucky… Continue Reading “Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes: Evan Williams 1783 Small Batch.”

Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes: Four Gate X3—Batch 2 (Outer Loop Orbit); Batch 3 (Foundation); Batch 4 (Split Stave™ by Kelvin).

Four Gate knocked it out of the park on their first release so I was excited to receive samples of the next three batches, all crafted differently to showcase barrel finishing versus the good ‘ole “foundation” of bourbon. Batch 2 uses a unique barrel… Continue Reading “Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes: Four Gate X3—Batch 2 (Outer Loop Orbit); Batch 3 (Foundation); Batch 4 (Split Stave™ by Kelvin).”

Sipp’n Corn Review – Copper & Kings Butchertown Reserve Casks Brandy (a/k/a “The Butcher”)

* Updated Nov. 9, 2016, after I learned additional   information about the genesis of Butchertown Reserve. Butchertown Reserve is named after the neighborhood that Copper & Kings calls home, on the eastern edge of downtown Louisville:  Butchertown.  Located not too far from the… Continue Reading “Sipp’n Corn Review – Copper & Kings Butchertown Reserve Casks Brandy (a/k/a “The Butcher”)”

Mellwood Bourbon – The Early Fight Against Phantom Distilleries.

Just after the Civil War, at the intersection of the former Southall St. (later changed to Reservoir Ave. in 1884, and now Mellwood Ave. since 1895) and the Louisville and Shelbyville Turnpike (now Frankfort Ave.) in Louisville, two blocks from the where the Albert… Continue Reading “Mellwood Bourbon – The Early Fight Against Phantom Distilleries.”

Kentucky Wasn’t Big Enough for Two Colonel Taylors.

I mentioned earlier that Col. Edmund Haynes (“E. H.”) Taylor, Jr. was one of the most litigious distillers of his era (see http://sippncorn.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-origin-of-col-e-h-taylor-jrs.html).  In addition to his lawsuits, E. H. Taylor was also instrumental in passing the Bottled-In-Bond Act of 1897, meant primarily to… Continue Reading “Kentucky Wasn’t Big Enough for Two Colonel Taylors.”