Favorite Bourbons Of The Distiller Community

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Jun 13, 2016
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    10 William Larue Weller Bourbon (Fall 2019)
    4.46
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 60 )
    Spicy
    William Larue Weller (Fall 2019) is an uncut, unfiltered wheated bourbon and is one of the five whiskey releases in Buffalo Trace Antique Collection released each fall. This year's batch was distilled in the winter of 2007 and matured in Warehouse I. It is bottled at 128 proof.
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    9 Booker's 30th Anniversary Bourbon
    4.46
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 108 )
    Rich & Full Bodied
    This special release is in celebration of Booker's founder, the late Beam master distiller Booker Noe, who started the brand three decades ago. This offering is a blend of uncut, unfiltered 9-year (70%) and 16-year (30%) Kentucky straight bourbon whiskeys. It is bottled at 125.8 proof and available in limited quantities.
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    8 Booker's Bourbon Batch 2017-04 Sip Awhile
    4.46
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 183 )
    Full Bodied & Vanilla
    Batch 2017-04 Sip Awhile is the final batch for 2017. As always, Booker's Bourbon is bottled uncut and unfiltered which for this batch is 128.1 proof. The whiskey was produced on four different production dates. It was stored in five different locations within three storage warehouses. Booker's Bourbon was originally produced as Christmas gifts for Booker's close friends and family. Today, Fred Noe selects each batch.
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    7 Four Roses 130th Anniversary Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon (2018)
    4.46
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 109 )
    Rich & Full Bodied
    Four Roses 130th Anniversary Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon marks the 130th anniversary for the brand which launched in 1888. Crafted by master distiller Brent Elliott, the Kentucky straight bourbon is made from bourbons aged 10-16 years with varying mash bills and yeast recipes. Two bourbons use the high-rye recipe (35% rye) in its mash bill, a 10 year-old with a floral essence yeast strain and a 13 year-old with a herbal yeast strain. The other two bourbons use its 75% corn mash bill recipe, a 14 year-old with a delicate fruit yeast strain and a 16 year-old with a slight spice yeast strain. Bottled at a barrel strength of 108.3 proof, it will first be made available at the distillery beginning September 15, 2018 with additional retailers in the weeks following.
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    6 Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Four Grain Bottled-in-Bond
    4.48
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 271 )
    Rich & Full Bodied
    Debuting April 2017, with another release set for 2018, this limited edition bourbon from the Buffalo Trace Distillery is the 9th release in a series made to honor past distillery owner, Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Made primarily with corn, the mash bill also includes rye, wheat, and malted barley –grains that the Colonel had access to during the late 1800s when he purchased the distillery. This bourbon in bottled-in-bond, at 100 proof, and aged for 12 years in charred American oak.
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    5 Four Roses Limited Edition Bourbon Elliott’s Select (2016)
    4.55
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 118 )
    Vanilla & Rich
    Hitting shelves in June 2016, Elliott's Select is the first release from the new Four Roses Master Distiller, Brent Elliott, who took over the reins following Jim Rutledge's retirement in September 2015. His namesake release is a barrel-strength, limited-edition single-barrel bottling of 14-year-old bourbon. It's made using the distillery's OESK recipe with a mashbill of 75% corn, 20% rye, and 5% malted barley. Only 8,000 bottles were produced.
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    4 George T. Stagg Bourbon (Fall 2019)
    4.59
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 226 )
    Spicy & Tart
    George T. Stagg Bourbon (Fall 2019) is an uncut, unfiltered Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and is one of the five bottlings in the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection released each fall. Due to many of the barrels having matured on the lower levels of the warehouses, this year's edition is the lowest proof release of Stagg to date. However, it is still a healthy 116.9 proof.
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    3 George T. Stagg Bourbon (Fall 2018)
    4.6
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 308 )
    Vanilla & Full Bodied
    George T. Stagg Bourbon (Fall 2018) is an uncut, unfiltered Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and is one of the five bottlings in the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection released each fall. This year's edition was distilled in spring 2003 and matured in Warehouses C, H, I, K, P, & Q. This batch yielded 284 barrels, not quite as much as 2017 but significantly more than previous years. Bottled at 124.9 proof.
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    2 William Larue Weller Bourbon (Fall 2018)
    4.65
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 155 )
    Spicy
    William Larue Weller (Fall 2018) is an uncut, unfiltered wheated bourbon and is one of the five whiskey releases in Buffalo Trace Antique Collection released each fall. This year's batch was distilled in winter 2006 and aged in Warehouses C, I, K, L, M, & Q. It is bottled at 125.7 proof.
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    1 Four Roses Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Small Batch Bourbon (2017)
    4.65
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 143 )
    Vanilla & Rich
    Created by Master Distiller Brent Elliott and Al Young, Four Roses' Sr. Brand Ambassador to honor Young's 50 years with the company. The bourbon recipe for this Limited Edition Bourbon is as follows: 5% 23 year-old OBSV, 25% 15 year-old OBSK, 50% 13 year-old OESV, and 20% 12 year-old OBSF. The bottle's retro design is inspired from Four Roses' 1967 design, the year Young started with the company. Bottled at cask strength, 10,000 bottles will be available and will debut at this year's Whisky Live Louisville in June 2017.