The Most Wished For Whiskeys Last Week

These whiskeys were wished for the most last week by the Distiller community.
Aug 03, 2020
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    10 Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch Bottled in Bond Bourbon
    90
    Oily & Rich
    As the name indicates, this is a small batch whiskey comprised of selected whiskey barrels which were aged in Warehouse C. This warehouse was constructed by Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr in 1881. This bourbon is also a bonded whiskey which means that the bourbon was distilled in one season, aged for at least 4 years and bottled at 50% ABV.
  • 9
    9 Lagavulin 16 Year
    92
    Full Bodied & Peaty
    Though not officially (read, legally) established until 1816, there are records that date distillation here going back to 1742. Malted barley produced just a hop, skip, and a jump away at neighboring Port Ellen is utilized. Everything is long at this distillery: fermentation, distillation, and maturation. Good things do indeed come to those that wait. Bottled at 43% ABV after 16 years in oak barrels.
  • 8
    8 Weller 12 Year
    93
    Vanilla & Sweet
    Wheated bourbon is bourbon with wheat as the predominant grain in the mash bill after corn. Traditionally, rye takes that second billing. Weller 12 Year is often referred to by some as the "poor man's Pappy". With the exception of the 23 Year Pappy Van Winkle which still has some Stitzel-Weller juice in it, all Pappy and Weller bourbons use the Buffalo Trace wheated mash bill. The main difference will be in the barrel management.
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    7 Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
    92
    Sweet & Rich
    Woodford Reserve is known for aging their bourbon in heavily charred oak barrels, which give the whiskey a distinctive, deep, rich flavor and feel. Double Oaked is the same bourbon, given a second maturation, or finish, in barrels that have been toasted twice as long, but charred much more lightly than the other casks, for an additional 9 months. A package redesign was introduced in late 2016, featuring a shorter and wider bottle. It is still bottled at 45.2% ABV.
  • 6
    6 Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch B520
    95
    Sweet & Rich
    Elijah Craig Barrel Proof 12 Year Bourbon releases are bottled without any dilution or chill filtering. The batch numbers provide specific information about the release: The first letter indicates which of that year's releases the bottle was a part of starting with "A", while the second digit is a number that determines the month of the year the bottle was released. The third and fourth digits indicate the year. Batch B520 is bottled at 127.2 proof.
  • 5
    5 Eagle Rare 10 Year Bourbon
    91
    Sweet & Full Bodied
    Eagle Rare 10 Year Bourbon is one of the flagship products of the Buffalo Trace collection of whiskeys. It is made from 10 year old bourbon aged at the Kentucky distillery. The barrels are hand selected for quality and consistency before bottling.
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    4 Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Bourbon
    91
    Spicy & Rich
    This single-barrel expression is named in honor of Elmer T. Lee, former Master Distiller of Buffalo Trace Distillery who was their Ambassador for years after his retirement in 1985. Just before his retirement, he introduced the world to single barrel bourbon with the release of Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon named in honor of the gentleman who hired him back in 1949.
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    3 Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style
    85
    Spicy & Smoky
    Through a government permit allowing the production of whiskey for "medicinal purposes," Old Forester was one of ten legal distilleries operating during US Prohibition. Now, you won't have wear your best flapper dress or don a fancy top hat and travel back in time to try any whiskeys from such a dark and sober (legally speaking) era in the nation's past. Launched in 2016, this third release in the "Whiskey Row" series was created in resemblance to what Old Forester would have tasted like during Prohibition. It is bottled at 57.5% ABV.
  • 2
    2 Blanton's Original Single Barrel
    89
    Rich & Oily
    The first mass-produced single-barrel bourbon, bottled by Master Distiller Elmer T Lee in 1984, gets its name from Colonel Albert Blanton. Colonel Blanton spent more than 55 years producing, studying and upholding whiskey traditions; holding almost every job imaginable at what is now the Buffalo Trace Distillery. Insider's note: Save the stoppers. They spell out Blanton's and depict eight different moments from the beginning to end of a horse race.
  • 1
    1 Weller Full Proof Bourbon
    92
    Vanilla & Full Bodied
    Weller Full Proof Bourbon is a wheated bourbon distilled at the Buffalo Trace Distillery. Bottled at 114 proof, this is the same proof as when the spirit entered the barrel for maturation. The Kentucky straight bourbon is bottled without chill filtration. This is a limited release that will be released annually. The first offering is June 2019.