Fred Minnick took to the blind taste-offs again on Nov. 18, with the soon-to-be-released Heaven Hill 85th Anniversary 13-year-old squaring off against Wild Turkey Rare Breed, Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond 16-year-old and William Heavenhill Bottled in Bond 13-year-old. Fred also talked up Evan Williams … Continue readingDid Heaven Hill 85th Anniversary 13-Year-Old Hold Off Three Competitors?
The Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced that Rabbit Hole Distillery, Wilderness Trail Distillery and Willett Distillery are now “Heritage” members, the highest level in the non-profit group that leads the state’s bourbon and spirits industry. Distilleries must have at least 25,000 barrels of distilled spirits aging … Continue readingRabbit Hole, Wilderness Trail, Willett Advance to ‘Heritage’ KDA Membership
Heaven Hill Distillery announced the release of its 85th Anniversary 13-Year-Old Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The whiskey is comprised of one barrel filled on Dec. 13, 2006, and dumped on Dec. 13, 2019, honoring the anniversary date Heaven Hill first filled a barrel … Continue readingHeaven Hill to Release 85th Anniversary 13-Year Bourbon
On special Halloween episode of The Fred Minnick Show, Fred gets a virtual visit from GWAR’s Jizmak Da Gusha. GWAR, of course, is the legendary heavy metal band formed in 1984 made up of barbaric interplanetary warriors whose home base on Earth is Antarctica. Jizmak … Continue readingGWAR Drummer JiZmak Da Gusha Drinks AH Hirsch 1974 and Threatens to Kill Fred
Well, that was fun: I posted a video every day in September to celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month. The Best Bourbons of the Century So Far can be found here. You can learn about my methodology on Forbes. . Of course, we only have a sample … Continue readingThe List: Best Bourbons of The Century So Far
While this has been known for sometime, after Heaven Hill received federal label approval, the company announced its latest Parker’s Heritage Collection–a 10-year-old Heavy Char Bourbon. The 14th edition of Parker’s comes in at 120 proof and an SRP of $120. It’s the traditional Bourbon … Continue readingParker’s Heritage Heavy Char, 10 Years, $120