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Lonerider Sherry Cask Finished – flash review 0003

Who makes it? Sourced, aged at Lonerider Spirits in Durham, NC

Mash Bill: 60% corn, 36% rye, 4% barley

Age not disclosed

On another #whiskeyventure and this time ended up in Raleigh, NC visiting my brother and decided to do a flash review at Josh’s Power Wheels Chop Shop. Since I was on his home turf I thought it would be a good idea to pick up a local bottle and so Lonerider Sherry Cask finished it was, being from Durham, so why not. It did come with a bonus sidecar of their Deadwood Finished bourbon(in stout casks). The nose was interesting, sweet and cherry while Josh could smell the alcohol. On the palate, the flavors showed up bringing more fruity notes, smooth well rounded. I was impressed. Then onto the Deadwood and to me is more on the run of the mill side. Like Josh put it, “more generic”. In the end we were split, where I would opt for the Sherry Cask finished and Josh would take the Deadwood. To finish up the night we brought out the cigars which I took the Arturo Fuente and Josh kept the Drew Estate Acid Kuba Kuba for himself. We had a great time talking about squirrels, swirlys and people that drink seltzers.

Kris gave it a 8 and the Deadwood got a 5

Josh was undecided

How much: a bottle of Lonerider Sherry Cask Finished will run you about 40.00 dollars

Remus Repeal Reserve Repeal Day 2021

Who makes it? MGP

Mash Bill: 75% corn, 21% rye, 4% barley

Aged about 6 years

To celebrate Repeal Day, 88 years ago. Kris picked up George Remus Straight Bourbon and Remus Repeal Reserve which is a medley of 5 different batches coming in at 100 proof, 50% abv. We talk about hookers and blow, death, the 18 amendment then the 21st amendment and then a little about what we think of Remus.

How much: a bottle of Remus Straight Bourbon goes for about $40.00 and the Remus Repeal Reserve is about 100.00 dollars

Remus Repeal Reserve Repeal Day 2021

To celebrate Repeal Day, 88 years ago. Kris picked up George Remus Straight Bourbon and Remus Repeal Reserve which is a medley of 5 different batches coming in at 100 proof, 50% abv. We talk about hookers and blow, death, the 18 amendment then the 21st amendment and then a little about what we think of Remus.

Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Barrel Proof

The “D” comes back with another bottle for us to review and this time it’s Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Barrel Proof, now that’s a mouthful! What makes this stand out is that Jack Daniel’s pulls these barrels from the upper levels of the rickhouse where the sweet spot is. Plus, when they do these offerings they’re always different and can be bottled ranging from 125 to 140! In this review we find out what Erik loves and if he’s been probed. While Kris doesn’t want anybody telling him how to drink his whiskey and the “D” is there to set us straight and brings out a SURPRISE! I love you Lt. Dan!

Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Barrel Proof

Who makes it? Jack Daniel’s Distillery

Mash Bill: 80% corn, 12% barley, and 8% rye

Aged 5-7 years coming in at 64.35 abv/ 128.7 proof, rick no. L-27, barrel 20-04615, bottled 8/7/20 by Master Distiller Jeff Arnett

The “D” comes back with another bottle and this time it’s Jack Daniel’s SBBP. What is even more amazing is that Dan was able to hold onto this bottle for almost a year but he did and we get to reap the benefits! In this vid we learn that Erik might of been probed, Kris doesn’t like anybody telling him how much water to put in his whiskey. Plus, Dan has a special SURPRISE!!!

Interesting: Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Brand was first introduced in 1997 as a 94 proof whiskey. While Blanton’s was the originator JD decided to hope on board since Buffalo Trace isn’t the only one that’s been in business for a while and JD definitely had the stock they knew they had sweet spots. Now the SBBP comes out from 125-140 proof!

This has a deeper amber color over standard Jack and on the nose Kris said he could definitely get the higher alcohol content along with oak and vanilla while Erik smelled a sweetness. On the palate Kris could fell the punch and the finish was long lasting where the rye stood out. Erik said he could taste vanilla, oak and it had creaminess. The addition of ice for Kris made it more enjoyable and Erik thought the same. Dan brought back the Bicentennial Jack and we all agreed was much better and DID NOT need ice or water.

Kris gave it an 6.0

Erik gave gave it an 6.5

The “D” gave it a 6.5 also

How much: A bottle of Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Barrel Proof (if you can find it) will cost you about $65.00

Chattanooga Riverfront Distillery Tour and Experimental Distillery

Chattanooga Riverfront Distillery and Experimental Distillery

The Whiskey Krew tours Chattanooga Whiskey’s Riverfront Distillery by none other than the man himself, CEO & Co-Founder Tim Piersant. We learned so much and meeting Tim was great. Afterwards we walked over to the Experimental Distillery to quench our thirst with a couple of flights with six tastings. Chatt Whiskey Silver, Chatt Whiskey 91, Chatt Whiskey Cask 111, Chatt Whiskey 99 Rye, Chatt Whiskey Batch 015 Coffee infused and an old fashioned with Dr. Thacher’s cocktail syrup. Great atmosphere, great people and great whiskey!

Hose Soldier Straight Bourbon Whiskey

https://youtu.be/0nMYHCGMwTc

Who makes it? American Freedom Distillery

Mash Bill: 65% corn, 30% rye, 5% malted barley

I break out a bottle of signed Horse Soldier bourbon that I’ve been holding onto since last year. I jumped out of a plane last month and my videographer was a Horse Soldier ambassador so I knew it was time to give it a review. Kris thought it was pretty good straight but definitely benefited by adding an ice cube bringing out more of the flavours. Erik could taste the sweet of the corn, even buttered corn while being very mellow.

Kris gave it 6.5

Erik gave it 7.0

How much: This will run you about 45 dollars

An amazing story of green berets being dropped in Afghanistan after 9/11 to fight the taliban on horseback and when they finished fighting for our country, then decided to make a bourbon. They even made a movie about them, 12 Strong. Plus, 500 pounds of metal from the World Trade Center was used to make the molds for their bottles! Their motto, ” Legendary Men, Legendary Spirits”.

Our First BARREL PICK-Chattanooga Whiskey

Who makes it? Tennessee Stillhouse

Mash Bill: Yellow Corn, Malted Rye, Caramel Malted Barley & Honey Malted Barley

We get to do a collaboration with Whiskey 904, Golden Ox, PJ’s Liquors, and Ponte Vedra Liquors to bring you our first barrel pick that is a 2 Char with a 61 Toast coming in at 118.4 proof.

How much: This will run you about 60 dollars

Our good friend Chris Helmly, Florida state rep for Chatt brought us some samples of Single Barrel, Barrel Proof Chat Whiskey to see which one we were going to put our stamp of approval on.