I head up to Atlanta for another #whiskeyventure and hang with my cousin. We head to the first liquor store we can find and low and behold I spot the Dickel BIB on the bottom shelf and I remembered my good friend The Whiskey Reaper said it was one of his new favs so we had to buy it! What next? Drink it! Might as well do a flash review to boot, so we give our thoughts on this interesting 13 year old bourbon coming in at under 50 bucks! It was a good… we give our thoughts, talk about the Bills, #billsmafia and to look over our shoulder because no table is safe!
Who makes it? Cascade Hollow Distilling Co.
Mash Bill: 84% corn, 8% rye, and 8% malted barley
Age: 13 year
TIn Atlanta, hanging with my cousin Jason we relive old times, talk about the Bills and how no table is safe. On the nose it comes off sweet, cherry and cream soda. On the finish is smooth with orange citriusy flavor. Added ice and cooled the burn with just a touch more flavors poking through. We both agree that it is good, very good and just as easily drink it with out ice. A testament to how good it was, we both finished what we had and went for another pour! Cheers!
How much: a bottle of George Dickel Bottle in Bond will run you about $45
Who makes it? Joseph Magnus Distillery, sourced from MGP
Mash Bill: undisclosed but the Straight Bourbon is triple cask finished with Olorosso, Pedro Ximenez, and Cognac casks while Murray Hill Club was finished in Malt and Virginia Cider casks.
Age: Both use mostly 11 year and some 18 year
This Christmas edition we have Joseph Magnus Straight Bourbon vs Murray Hill Club Special Release. Two totally different flavors as far as Kris was concerned. For the Straight Bourbon on the nose it reminded Kris of cigar blend but not as heavy while Erik thought it was full of caramels, fruity but not rye spicy. The finish for Kris had a lot of layers and complexity where Erik thought is was average with dried apricots and peaches. For the Murray Hill, it was totally different. Much lighter on the nose and smoother going down. Kris thought was tame with a sweetness while Erik nosed apples. With the finish Erik couldn’t get the taste of apple cider vinegar out of his brain even though it was better with ice while Kris thought it was more tame and sweeter and the addition of ice made it sour. Overall Kris enjoyed them both but didn’t think the Murray Hill Club was worth buying again at the 170 price point. Erik was totally thrown off by apple cider vinegar and couldn’t get it out of his brain movies.
Kris gave the Straight bourbon a 8 and the Murray Hill Club a 7
Erik gave the Straight bourbon a 6 and the Murray Hill Club a 4
How much: a bottle of Joseph Magnus Straight Bourbon will run you about 100.00 while the Murray Hill Club is going for 200, if you can find it!
ur first Christmas edition review! We put Joseph Magnus Straight Bourbon up against Murray Hill Club Special Release and what a difference! This time we are very far apart and Erik worries that he was going to be the lone wolf. We talk about every whiskey guys dream and somehow apple cider vinegar gets put into play and ruins it for one of us.
This #whiskeyventure brought me to Raleigh, NC to visit my bro and decided to do a #flashreview in Josh’s Power Wheel Chop Shop! We talk about dead squirrels, which shoulder is good luck to throw things over, and swirlys. We eventually get around to reviewing the local bottle I picked up of @LoneriderSpirits Sherry Cask Finish which came with a bonus sidecar of their Deadwood Finished bourbon! Josh provided the stix from his secret box in the Power Wheels Chop Shop of which I selected the Arturo Fuente Special and Josh went with the Drew Estate Acid Kuba Kuba Maduro. I was impressed by the bottle, check out the review and let us know what you think. Plus, stick around till the end for a couple of bonus clips of mega maid and looking tough, the Claw makes a comeback!
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