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Whiskey Hotline Hits the Road: Maker’s Mark

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This trip took us from the Whiskey Hotline headquarters in Lincoln Park to a hole in the side of a hill in Loretto, KY. Normally we pick liquid from a barrel, but on this mission we were picking the wood.

 

Maker's Mark Private Select Binny's

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Wines

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Bourbon barrel aged wines have exploded in popularity alongside bourbon. We’re happy to offer three different takes on this up and coming style. These wines are aged in traditional oak and then finished for several months in used bourbon barrels to add complexity without the sweet bourbon notes overwhelming the wine.
 

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Wine

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Whiskies of the Week: Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Co.

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As more releases from the Orphan Barrel line of bourbons keep coming, their consistent value pricing continues to surprise us. In all honesty, the prices of theses bourbons are surprisingly low considering the age of the barrels and current demand for mature bourbons. Finding this much juice at such an advanced age really is an oddity in this boom portion of the space-time bourbon continuum. As with the previous releases, grab them while you can. They will most certainly disappear at a quick pace.

 

Orphan Barrel Binny's

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Our Favorite Gins for Spring

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OK, maybe we haven’t had ideal Spring weather yet, but that just makes us look for our favorite Spring drinks all the more. Gin is near the top of that list. If you’ve been in the stores recently, you likely have noticed a flood of new gins. Here is a highlight of a few of the most interesting new entries to this booming category:
 

Spring Gin

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The Whiskey Hotline: Casa Maestri Tequila Blanco Flask

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With the weather warming up, its hard to beat a crisp, clean, citrusy blanco tequila. Casa Maestri produces many different tequila brands out of their distillery (NOM-1438 for you tequila geeks at home) but this one in particular caught our attention with it’s added value, a flask! Not just any flask, but a 1.75 liter flask. Not only is the tequila great, but since the flask goes to 11, we mean 1.75, this is not a deal to pass on.

 

Casa Maestri Tequila Blanco Flask Binny's Whiskey Hotline

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Whiskey Hotline: Oola Waitsburg Bourbon Whiskey

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This Seattle distillery was founded in 2010 and has been consistently delivering quality and taste ever since. Whether it’s whiskey, vodka, or gin this is a distillery that should be on your radar. Waitsburg is a 4-grain bourbon (corn, wheat, rye, and barley) and is full of depth. Lots of classic rye spiciness on the nose with an unmistakably creamy wheat mouthfeel. Waitsburg starts its life in 10-gallon barrels before being transferred to more traditional 53-gallon barrels for extended aging. It’s youthful and fresh, but without all the excessive oak you usually get from small barrels.

 

Waitsburg Bourbon Whiskey OOLA

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Celebrate America’s Signature Holiday with America’s Signature Whiskey: Rye

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Bourbon may officially be America’s spirit, and the 4th of July our celebration of independence, but two important traditions existed at least as early, if not before. Thanksgiving Day and Rye Whiskey. In the early years of American whiskey production, rye was the dominant style, especially in the east, eventually supplanted by the sweeter, rounder and easier to produce bourbon. As you give thanks, raise a glass of the spirit that shaped our whiskey tradition.

 
Rye Whiskey
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