Whiskies from United States of America.

July 26, 2018
James E. Pepper Rye

1776 Straight Rye Whiskey by James E. Pepper

WhiskyRant’s conclusions Tasting notes This straight rye whiskey comes from MGP of Indiana distillery at Lawrenceburg. 1776 Straight Rye Whiskey is part of the legendary American whiskey brand called James E. Pepper. The brand comes from Lexington, Kentucky, where they are planning to open a renovated distillery in 2018. So […]
July 18, 2018
Booker's True Barrel

Booker’s 6YO True Barrel Bourbon Batch 2017

WhiskyRant’s conclusions Tasting notes An interesting cask strength whiskey release by Jim Beam. Booker’s True Barrel Bourbons are 6 year old bottlings straight from the barrel, originally hand selected by Jim Beam’s grandson Booker Noe. The product has been around since 1988. Ever since then, Booker’s True Barrel releases have taken […]
July 12, 2018
Old Potrero 18th Century Style Rye Whiskey Review

Old Potrero 18th Century Style Rye Whiskey

WhiskyRant’s conclusions Tasting notes Old Potrero is an American rye whiskey brand by Anchor Distilling Co (renamed Hotaling & Co. in 2018) located at Potrero Hill, San Francisco. Their 18th Century Style Rye Whiskey is something that I’ve been dying to try ever since I heard about this weirdo. Yes, […]
July 2, 2018
Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 review

Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Whiskey review

WhiskyRant’s conclusions Tasting notes Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 is a legendary Tennessee whiskey. That’s right, whiskey, not a bourbon. They filter the spirit through 10 feet of sugar maple charcoal, which gives it a mellow yet slightly smoky character. That is why Jack Daniel calls its product Tennessee whiskey. […]
April 22, 2018
Hudson Baby Bourbon Review

100% Corn Hudson Baby Bourbon Review

WhiskyRant’s conclusions Tasting notes Did you know that since prohibition, Hudson Baby Bourbon is the first legal pot still whiskey produced in New York? Before prohibition farm distillers were a common sight in the state of New York. There were more than 1000 alcohol makers producing spirits from local grains […]
April 14, 2018
FEW Rye Whiskey

FEW Rye Whiskey review

WhiskyRant’s conclusions Tasting notes FEW Rye Whiskey is a 3 year old, 70% rye from a young American craft distillery by FEW Spirits. Established in 2011 just outside Chicago (Evanston, Illinois) by Paul Hletko, FEW distillery makes American gin, white whiskey, bourbon and rye whiskey. They’ve already managed to produce […]
March 30, 2018
John E. Fitzgerald Larceny Review

John E. Fitzgerald Larceny Wheated Bourbon

WhiskyRant’s conclusions Tasting notes John E. Fitzgerald Larceny is a wheated Kentucky bourbon coming from Bernheim Distillery owned by Heaven Hill Distilleries. Wheated bourbon means that the secondary grain used in the mash bill is wheat rather than the more conventional choice of rye. Wheat makes the bourbon smoother. The […]
September 30, 2017
Four Roses Bourbon Whiskey

Four Roses Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey review

WhiskyRant’s conclusions Tasting notes Four Roses Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, a.k.a the Yellow Label regular bourbon by Four Roses distillery. This is a legendary American whiskey, not by taste but by conspicuousness. Four Roses has to be one of the most well-known US whiskey brands along with Jack Daniel’s. At […]
September 2, 2017
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Pikesville 6YO 110 Proof Straight Rye Whiskey

WhiskyRant’s conclusions Tasting notes Well, where can you start with Pikesville 6 year old 110 Proof Straight Rye Whiskey? This fantastic rye whiskey has gained quite a reputation. Released in 2015, it has received great acknowledgments in a short period of time. Pikesville 6YO Rye has received: Double Gold at […]
August 7, 2017
Willett 3 year old Single Barrel Small Batch Rye Whiskey

Willett Single Barrel Rye 3YO review

Tasting notes Willett Distilling Company (a.k.a Kentucky Bourbon Distillers) has been sourcing whiskies since the 1980’s but recently they’ve been maturing their own distillates too. So there’s a chance that this Willett 3 Year Old Single Barrel Small Batch Rye Whiskey is completely their own product. I purchased this from […]
April 8, 2017
Knob Creek Rye Whiskey review

Knob Creek Straight Rye Whiskey review

Knob Creek Straight Rye Whiskey was launched in the US in 2012. Distilled at Jim Beam and without age statement, it is a 100 proof rye whiskey. The Knob Creek brand was introduced 20 years ago and it is famous for being Beam Family’s premier small batch bourbons. Jim Beam’s […]
September 10, 2016
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Rittenhouse Straight Rye 80 proof review

Nothing states tradition more in rye whiskey making, like mentioning the classic Pennsylvania or Monongahela style rye whiskeys in the label. That’s what Rittenhouse Rye is all about – coming from Continental Distilling Corporation in Pennsylvania, USA. Owned by Heaven Hill Distilleries, Rittenhouse is a serious contender in the world of […]
January 20, 2016
Sinatra Select

Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select review

In December 2012 Jack Daniel’s launched a new Tennessee Whiskey in Las Vegas Airport. This dram was a special release in honor of Frank Sinatra – the most famous fan of Jack Daniel’s bourbon whiskey, along with late Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister (who according to Metal Injection also has a […]
January 13, 2016
Lemmy drink

Lemmy is the new Jack and Coke

It’s official, from now on, you can call Jack (Daniel’s) and Coke Lemmy. There’s been lots of Lemmy petitions around the internet lately. For example, last week Metal Injection were told to push things forward for getting heavy metal to be named after Lemmy. Fans also started petitioning that the […]
July 18, 2015
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W. L. Weller 12 year old review

W. L. Weller is a famous wheated bourbon whiskey brand by the ever so famous Buffalo Trace distillery. Originally owned by the Stitzel-Weller Distilling Company, but nowadays the brand is owned by the Sazerac Company. Like all other bourbons, the mash is composed of at least 51% corn, but instead […]
July 13, 2015
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Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey review

Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey broke some barriers against bourbon for me. Not quite so long ago, in 2013, Buffalo Trace was my first good encounter with bourbon. Somehow I had only tried American whiskey such as Jack Daniel’s or Jim Beam, for example. It is not amazing, that […]
June 30, 2015
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Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition 2014 review

Four Roses Small Batch 2014 is a 9 year old bourbon, containing also bourbons up to 11, 12 and 13 years old. This is a cask strength limited edition by the Four Roses distillery from Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Every year they release a small batch of this heavier alcohol per volume […]
May 16, 2015
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Bulleit Rye Whiskey review

Made from a mashbill of 95% rye and 5% malted barley and comes in small batches, so you have to expect a top notch rye whiskey. And that’s just what Bulleit “95” Rye Whiskey is. This rye whiskey doesn’t have an age statement, it contains 4 to 7 year old […]
April 8, 2015
Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon from Frankfort, Kentucky

Blanton’s Original Single Barrel Bourbon review

For a brief moment, I was MAVERICK taking a sip Blanton’s Original is a product by Sazerac Company, made by Buffalo Trace in Frankfort, Kentucky. According to Wikipedia (4/2015), it was the first bourbon marketed under the single barrel statement. There’s so much old school in it: the history, the […]
April 4, 2015
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Jim Beam White Label Bourbon review

This has KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE written all over it Jim Beam White Label is one of the most recognizable bourbons in the world, Jim Beam being “one of the best selling brands of bourbon in the world in 2008” (according to Wikipedia, 3/21/2015). Aged for four years, this Original Kentucky Straight […]
February 21, 2015
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Straight Bourbon Whiskey review | 12 year old cask strength Elijah Craig

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Straight Bourbon Whiskey review

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof is a small batch 12 year old bourbon by Heaven Hill Distilleries. Bottled cask strength, this batch in question has a whopping 67,4% alcohol per volume level. I had to test this devil neat and boy oh boy, was it spicy and strong! Tough but good […]
February 19, 2015
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Willett Single Barrel Rye 4 year old review

Family Estate Bottled Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey Aged 4 years, this straight rye whiskey has a mash bill of 95% rye and 5% barley. This rye dram is truly a craft whiskey coming from private family-owned Willett Distilling Company (also known as Kentucky Bourbon Distillers). Willett Single Barrel whiskeys are selected […]
February 19, 2015
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Old Overholt 4 year old Straight Rye whiskey review

Old Overholt has been in production for a long time and it is one of those straight rye whiskies available at most liquor stores. Originally from Pensylvania, nowadays produced at the Jim Beam distillery in Kentucky. It is a popular ingredient in classic cocktail mixes (Old Style Manhattan for example). […]
September 8, 2014
Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey review

Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey review

Rebel Yell is a wheaten Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Matured in charred white oak barrels. The first bottle of Rebel Yell was produced 14 years before the great battle of Chickamaunga, Georgia. The brand has been around since 1849 and it truly is a reminder of the “old South.” Until the early […]
July 22, 2014
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Rittenhouse Straight Rye 100 Proof review

Aged for 4 years like the milder version, Rittenhouse Straight Rye 100 Proof is surely one famous rye whiskey worth a review. This Monongahela style Rye from Pennsylvania was actually my first great rye whiskey experience. Rittenhouse brand is owned by Heaven Hill Distilleries. Rittenhouse 100 Proof Straight Rye, also […]
July 2, 2014
Benchmark old 8 bourbon review by WhiskyRant!

Benchmark Old No. 8 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey review

SUPER 8 for the price, you’re getting it! Benchmark Old No. 8 is made in Buffalo Trace distillery. An 8 year old bourbon, that has made some reputation being “bang for the buck” bourbon. It has even won Gold Medal at the International Spirits Challenge. And I paid only 18 […]
June 15, 2014
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Bulleit Bourbon review

BILLY THE KID dram from Kentucky Bulleit is a good “bang for the buck” bourbon from Kentucky. A Gold medalist from the 2004 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. It has approximately 30% rye content, which shows in the taste. The nice old fashioned bottle completes a nice whiskey experience. Bulleit […]
June 2, 2014
Jack Daniel's Silver Select Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey

Jack Daniel’s Silver Select Single Barrel review

Jack Daniel’s Silver Select has big alcohol level but it is surprisingly subtle. It balances between sweet and spices nicely, being complex but mellow. All the barrels are aged in a different location in JD’s warehouse. Jack Daniel’s Silver Select really caught me off-guard. To be honest, I didn’t expect […]
May 23, 2014
Koval Single Barrel Rye Whiskey review

Koval Single Barrel Rye Whiskey review

My first encounters with Chicago’s Koval distillery were Koval Single Barrel Organic Rye Whiskey and Koval White Rye Whiskey. And what a start it was! White Rye is closer to the average side, being very young, though fresh and very funky. But The Single Barrel Rye felt very nice for […]
May 23, 2014
Koval White Rye Whiskey review

Koval White Rye Whiskey review

Chicago’s Koval distillery has already made its mark on the whisky scene with their true artisanship. I sampled their Single Barrel Organic Rye Whiskey and White Rye Whiskey. Both being very fresh, White Rye a experimental dram. At first, Koval White Rye felt weird with solvent kind of scent and pointy taste […]
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