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George Dickel BIB 13yr Flash Review No.0004

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

Joseph Magnus Strght Brbn and Murray Hill Club -rvw 0030

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!

Joseph Magnus Straight Bourbon and Murray Hill Club

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

Lonerider Sherry Cask Finished – flash review 0003

Remus Repeal Reserve Repeal Day 2021

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

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

Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Barrel Proof