Quick Reference

Here are our Special Occasion Bourbons.  Please note this is still under construction (for example, this list is in no particular order)

  1. Willett Pot Still Reserve
  2. Colonel E. H. Taylor – Small Batch
  3. Black Maple Hill

The following are not ‘special’ occasion, but Bourbons that you should have in your cabinet.

  1. Smooth Ambler
  2. Buffalo Trace
  3. Lexington

This section of the bourbon tasting guide is permanently under construction. We intend to add links to each post as well as the relevant data for easier searching.  You know when you are standing in the ABC store and don’t know what to buy.  The table can be sorted by each header so feel free to look

Name Rater Nose Alcohol Burn Taste Scale Score 750ml Cost Proof Review Date
Colonel E. H. Taylor – Single Barrel Jason Neutral C -4 85 $65 100 2013-07-21
Colonel E. H. Taylor – Single Barrel Tripp Neutral D -4 84 $65 100 2013-07-21
Colonel E. H. Taylor – Small Batch Jason Pleasant C -3 92 $57 100 2013-07-18
Colonel E. H. Taylor – Small Batch Tripp Neutral C -2 92 $57 100 2013-07-18
Rock Hill Farms Jason Neutral (given alcohol content) E 1 80 $55 100 2013-06-13
Rock Hill Farms Tripp Neutral to Unpleasant C 2 87 $55 100 2013-06-13
Old Forester 2012 Birthday Jason Unpleasant D -2 72 $35 97 2013-06-13
Old Forester 2012 Birthday Tripp Neutral B -3 80 $35 97 2013-06-13
Blanton’s Jason Pleasant D 1 77 $54 93 2013-06-13
Blanton’s Tripp Unpleasant D 1 80 $54 93 2013-06-13
Belle Meade Jason Pleasant C 1 75 $40 90.4 2013-06-12
Belle Meade Tripp Pleasant C 4 90 $40 90.4 2013-06-12
Hirsch 20 Year Jason Pleasant B -5 78 $90 96 2013-06-12
Hirsch 20 Year Tripp Pleasant A -7 75 $90 96 2013-06-12
Lexington Jason Pleasant B 5 88 $26 86 2013-06-12
Lexington Tripp Pleasant A 4 86 $26 86 2013-06-12
Smooth Ambler Jason Neutral A 1 86 $40 101 2013-04-28
Smooth Ambler Tripp Pleasant A 2 87 $40 101 2013-04-28
Larceny Jason Neutral C 1 85 $26 92 2013-04-27
Larceny Tripp Neutral B 2 88 $26 92 2013-04-27
Angel’s Envy Jason Neutral B 1 81 $65 86.6 2013-04-27
Angel’s Envy Tripp Unpleasant to Neutral A 2 80 $65 86.6 2013-04-27
W. L. Weller Special Reserve Jason Neutral B -1 79 $18 90 2013-08-01
W. L. Weller Special Reserve Tripp Neutral B 0 79 $18 90 2013-08-01
Rebel Reserve Jason Pleasant B 2 79 $20 90.6 2013-08-01
Rebel Reserve Tripp Neutral B 1 80 $20 90.6 2013-08-01
Bowman Brothers Jason Unpleasant B -4 75 $35 90 2013-04-27
Bowman Brothers Tripp Unpleasant to Neutral B -6 73 $35 90 2013-04-27
Black Maple Hill Jason Neutral B 4 89 $65 95 2013-04-25
Black Maple Hill Tripp Pleasant C 4 91 $65 95 2013-04-25
Hudson Baby Bourbon Whiskey Jason Unpleasant B -3 80 $90 92 2013-03-31
Hudson Baby Bourbon Whiskey Tripp Unpleasant C -4 81 $90 92 2013-03-31
Hudson Baby Bourbon Whiskey Tony Neutral A 2 85 $90 92 2013-03-31
Hudson Baby Bourbon Whiskey Gill Unpleasant A 1 80 $90 92 2013-03-31
Four Roses Single Barrel Jason Neutral D -3 72 $40 100 2013-03-15
Four Roses Single Barrel Tripp Neutral D -3 70 $40 100 2013-03-15
Woodford Reserve Jason Pleasant B 3 85 $35 90.4 2013-03-15
Woodford Reserve Tripp Pleasant B 2 88 $35 90.4 2013-03-15
Evans Williams 1783 Jason Neutral B 4 89 $15 86 2013-03-15
Evans Williams 1783 Tripp Pleasant B 5 95 $15 86 2013-03-15
Rowan’s Creek Jason Neutral C -5 79 $32 100.1 2013-03-15
Rowan’s Creek Tripp Neutral D -4 75 $32 100.1 2013-03-15
Filibuster Jason Neutral B -1 80 ? 90 2013-03-02
Filibuster Tripp Pleasant B 1 77 ? 90 2013-03-02
Maker’s Mark Jason Neutral C -5 73 $29 90 2013-03-02
Maker’s Mark Tripp Neutral B -6 71 $29 90 2013-03-02
Willetts Pot Still Reserve Jason Neutral B 3 93 $46 94 2013-02-15
Willetts Pot Still Reserve Tripp Neutral C 4 93 $46 94 2013-02-15
Buffalo Trace Jason  Unpleasant C 2 82 $24 90 2013-01-23
Buffalo Trace Tripp Unpleasant C 3 84 $24 90 2013-01-23
Booker's Jason Pleasant D 3 82 $60 127.4 2013-11-22
Booker's Tripp Pleasant C 2 85 $60 127.4 2013-11-22
Bulleit Jason Neutral B 0 87 $30 90 2013-12-11
Bulleit Tripp Neutral B -1 84 $30 90 2013-12-11
Elijah Craig 12yr Jason Pleasant B -3 83 $30 90 2013-12-11
Elijah Craig 12yr Tripp Neutral B -4 80 $30 90 2013-12-11
Leopold Bros Jason Unpleasant D -3 79 $45 86 2014-01-14
Leopold Bros Tripp Unpleasant B -6 65 $45 86 2014-01-14
Breckenridge Jason Pleasant C -1 89 $40 86 2014-01-13
Breckenridge Tripp Neutral C 2 87 $40 86 2014-01-13
Sam Houston Jason Pleasant A 5 88 $26 86 2014-01-16
Sam Houston Tripp Pleasant A 5 90 $26 86 2014-01-16
John B. Stetson Jason Neutral C 2 79 $30 84 2014-04-30
John B. Stetson Tripp Unpleasant B 1 80 $30 84 2014-04-30
Berkshire Jason Neutral C -2 74 ? 86 2014-05-07
Berkshire Tripp Unpleasant D -3 70 ? 86 2014-05-07
Van Winkle 12 yr. Jason Pleasant A 3 94 $55 90.2 2014-05-14
Van Winkle 12 yr. Tripp Pleasant B 2 95 $55 90.2 2014-05-14
Ancient Ancient Age Jason Neutral C 1 79 $13 90 2014-05-21
Ancient Ancient Age Tripp Pleasant D 1 83 $13 90 2014-05-21
Hancock's President's Reserve Jason Neutral B -2 82 $59 88.9 2014-05-28
Hancock's President's Reserve Tripp Neutral C 0 82 $59 88.9 2014-05-28
Jefferson's Presidential 18 yr. Jason Unpleasant C -4 85 $100 94 2014-06-04
Jefferson's Presidential 18 yr. Tripp Unpleasant B -2 87 $100 94 2014-06-04
Elmer T Lee Jason Neutral B 2 90 $32 90 2014-06-11
Elmer T Lee Tripp Neutral B 3 92 $32 90 2014-06-11
Cleveland Jason Pleasant C 3 89 $35 100 2015-02-06
Cleveland Tripp Pleasant C 3 89 $35 100 2015-02-06
Rhetoric Jason Neutral B -2 81 ? 90 2015-02-12
Rhetoric Tripp Neutral B 0 85 ? 90 2015-02-12
J.R. Ewing Jason Pleasant B 2 80 $35 80 2015-02-19
J.R. Ewing Tripp Unpleasant B 1 75 $35 80 2015-02-19

 

3 thoughts on “Quick Reference

  1. James Faine

    Nice site and some good reviews! It seems Tripp and I share a preference for cigars and bourbon. I have considered several of the reviewed brands before and tried a few others. Now I have a few new brands to look out for and I know some not to waste my time with.

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