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?
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
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?
When I started this YouTube series, walking into a liquor store and buying everything in a respective price point, I hoped to show folks very good to great bourbon is still out there and affordable. The categories include under $15, $16-$25, $26-$40 and $41-$60. I’m … Continue readingWhat Will Win My Final Available Bourbon Tasting?
In my recent live tastings, I’ve been walking into a liquor store and buying everything on the shelf in a certain price range. Last week, it was under $15. Heaven Hill Green Label, 6 year, won that taste off, and it should be noted that … Continue readingValue Bourbon: Ranking A Shopping Cart Full of $16 to $25
Fred did a virtual blind tasting with country singer Sykamore, whose latest album California King was released in April. Along the way, she and Fred talk songwriting, Sykamore sings a song and, of course, they sip some bourbon. By the time the tasting session is … Continue readingHuge Bourbon Fan/Rising Country Star Sykamore Tastes A Blind Flight and Picks Her Favorite