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?
On this episode, I pitted three Buffalo Antique Collection rye whiskeys against a field of three other contenders — Rabbit Hole, 1776 and Rare Breed — in a blind taste-off. BTAC whiskeys and bourbons are always great, but the goal this time was to see … Continue readingBuffalo Trace Antique Collection Ryes Fare Well in Blind Taste-Off, But Who’s the Winner?
The $41-$60 taste-off wrapped up with the winners from both legs staring each other down in a taste-off. It was Rare Breed, the winner from tasting No. 1, versus Old Forester 1920, the victor in tasting No. 2. And it was close. Really, really close. … Continue readingIt Came Down to Rare Breed vs. Old Forester 1920: Which One Came Out on Top?
This was the final in the blind taste-off of available bourbons — in other words, bourbons you can typically find on the shelf at a decent-sized liquor store. You know the drill: I walked into a liquor store, this time being Party Center in Prospect, … Continue readingWhat Bourbon Emerged Victorious in the Final $41-$60 Blind Taste-Off?