Bardstown Bourbon Company

Nearly 10 Million Barrels Resting in Kentucky – Is that Good?

Author: Steve Coomes Written: December 2020 In October, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association released record numbers for whiskey barrels filled (2.1 million) and total barrels in aging (9.86 million) at the end of 2019. Cooperages raising...
Vintage American Whiskies

Did Bourbon Really Used to be “Better”?

Date Originally Published: Spring 2019 “The real rye, not that pickle juice you have today,” read the caption under a bottle of late-1990s Old Rip Van Winkle Old Time Rye posted on Jayson Ozoria’s popular...
Weller Family of Bourbons

Will There Be a New Weller Bourbon in 2021? What We Know

2021 will hopefully bring a lot of great bottles to whiskey lovers, but will a new Weller product be among them? We spoke with Buffalo Trace master distiller Harlen Wheatley about that very question. Weller...
New Riff Winter Whiskey 2020. Courtesy New Riff Distilling.

New Riff Winter Whiskey 2020: The Best Thing We Drank This Week

New Riff Winter Whiskey was an unexpected but welcome last-minute limited edition for 2020, and it’s the best thing I tasted this first full week of 2021. We’re going to dive into what makes it so interesting, but first, a little background.
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof 2020. Courtesy Heaven Hill.

The Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batches 2020 Ranked and Explained

Now that the year is ending, we break down the differences in the 2020 Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon releases, and rank them from best to worst.
Holiday Gift Wishes

What Whiskeys Bourbon Review Writers Actually Want for the Holidays

We compiled a list of the bourbons, ryes, and other whiskeys the writers at The Bourbon Review really want this holiday season.
Bookers Batch 2020-03 "Pigskin Batch." Courtesy Beam Suntory.

Reader Question: Why No Fourth Booker’s Bourbon Batch for 2020?

Booker’s lovers are a different breed if you ask me. No sooner had I posted my ranking of the 2020 Booker’s batches this week than I got the question from a reader about whether there was going to be a fourth Booker's batch.
Booker's Bourbon 2020 Batches

The 2020 Booker’s Bourbon Batches Explained and Ranked

The 2020 Booker's Bourbon batches have come to a close with this month's release of the final batch of the year, "Pigskin." And now that we've tried them all, it seemed like the perfect time to rank them.