Wild Turkey Announces New Virtual Tasting Experience

Wild Turkey Distillery announced the launch of a new virtual guided tasting experience that is narrated by Master distiller Jimmy Russell, son Eddie, a master distiller of 35 years, and Eddie’s son Bruce, the distillery’s national brand ambassador. Consumers will be led through five Wild Turkey expressions … Continue readingWild Turkey Announces New Virtual Tasting Experience

Best Bourbon And American Whiskey of the Year Contenders

My 2020 American Whiskey of the Year contenders vary from the rare and hard-to-find to the exceptional everyday bourbons. And in the year of great challenges, when their backs were against the wall, craft distillers showed up big time this year. MB Roland, Peerless, Spirits … Continue readingBest Bourbon And American Whiskey of the Year Contenders

Best Everyday Bourbon of 2020: Blind Tasting – Who Was the Winner?

It’s an annual tradition, kids. It’s that time of year when Fred Minnick does his blind tasting to determine the Best Everyday Bourbon of 2020. Fred donned his holiday ascot and set out to tasting with a large group of online viewers. And the hope … Continue readingBest Everyday Bourbon of 2020: Blind Tasting – Who Was the Winner?

Did Heaven Hill 85th Anniversary 13-Year-Old Hold Off Three Competitors?

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?

Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Ryes Fare Well in Blind Taste-Off, But Who’s the Winner?

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?

It Came Down to Rare Breed vs. Old Forester 1920: Which One Came Out on Top?

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?