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Worlds Best Single Barrel Bourbon – Whisky Magazine
I loved the barrel I selected of Rebel Cask Strength when I was at Lux Row back in January. Finally, it’s made its way to New Jersey. My single barrel from Rebel is much different from the single barrel Cask Strength that Rebel usually puts out into the market. This is a 120 Proof beauty that was born in March of 2017. I love the way this one came together. The molasses, gingerbread, vanilla, oak and spice combination here is so smooth and effortless. You gotta try this one; I know you’re going to love it.
95 Points, NY International Spirits Competition (2021)
This is a Bourbon Whiskey that has everything I’m looking for in a good bottle. At 45% winter wheat and 96 proof, this unique spirit is an exploration of the nuance and character that wheat in the mash bill can unleash and unearth. When I tasted it, I did so blind and should’ve known it was the Wheated. It just has an exceptional flavor profile that is so unlike what I’ve been tasting. I’m not surprised it racks up big awards every year.
This is a gorgeous non-chill filtered Cask Strength bourbon that was bottled at a pretty big 124.4 Proof. It was aged for 6 Years, 6 Months, 12 Days in new charred oak and features a mashbill of 77% Corn, 13% Rye and 10% Malted Barley. I happen to think it’s one of the best things I’ve ever had from these Bourbon legends, probably because Freddie made it as an homage to his father Booker Noe. It’s got a gorgeous caramel nose that also features notes of hazelnuts, toffee and dried dark fruit. It’s got the classic Booker aroma profile with the warm, heavy palate that flashes oak, caramel, baking spices, with a nutty component. The finish is long with baking spices, vanilla and a Kentucky hug.
Now they’re coming in hot! This is my second private barrel that I sourced from my January trip down to Kentucky. My trip down there was super fruitful as I got to pick out two different barrels. Believe you me, we went through a lot of samples to make up for lost time. The winning combo is something people are going to love. It’s smooth and layered, with a full creamy mouthfeel and manages to sneak in at 104 Proof. On the nose, I get fresh cut oak, vanilla and brown butter. On the palate, freshly baked banana bread, burnt orange creme brulee and graham cracker.
This is the very first of its kind – a Reposado Rosa Single Barrel. Código has been working on a “Reposado Rosa” tequila project for the King of Country and wanted to age their juice in some crazy expensive wine barrels. Might as well get em from one of Napa’s very best. I can’t tell you the winery because they asked me not to but I can tell you that their bottles are on our wine list for north of $1,000 each. I managed to snag exactly one barrel away from the Hall of Famer- the only person who gets this exclusive Reposado. Super smooth with hints of vanilla, caramel, citrus & grilled pineapple. I’m the only one in the country who has this. Released just in time for Valentine’s Day – where a bottle of delicious pink Tequila with a bouquet of flowers sounds like a pretty great gift.
Best of Class (Platinum) Sip Awards – #7 Top Whisky, Whisky Advocate 2020
This fantastic extra-aged Rye Whiskey is the first to carry the name of Elijah Craig. Craig was the first to age his American Whiskey in charred oak barrels to make Bourbon. Now this is the first time Elijah Craig Rye is in New Jersey. There’s so much to like here with his 94 Proof release. In the glass, Elijah Craig Rye reveals the imbuing spice of rye grains, perfectly balanced with corn for distinct smoothness and character. Notes of dark chocolate with spices and a hint of smoke and a splash of sweet, toasted oak on the lingering finish.
This project has become one of my favorite things. Sending Eddie Russell’s Reserve Bourbon barrels down to Jalisco, Mexico to Espolon where fill them with their knockout Añejo Tequila. Then they send me back a barrel of our very own Tequila, with so many intricacies that separate it from any other I’ve tasted. All for a price that’s better than a regular bottle of good Tequila! Great on its own but surprisingly really enjoyable with food as well.
This is one of the rare, prized barrels I was able to snag on my January trip to Kentucky. It’s a 78% corn, 10% rye, and 12% malted barley mashbill that blends seamlessly together. Notes of vanilla & cinnamon, and coffee on the nose with freshly baked bread, brown butter, fig and dark chocolate on the palate with a creamy toffee mid-palate and a smooth and delicious finish that lasts for a while. Watch out though… you never feel the heat!
This is a beauty courtesy of one of the oldest, most prestigious and hottest distilleries anywhere. These Stagg Jr. releases have absolutely exploded in popularity over the past few years, behind incredibly quality, super high demand and not nearly enough supply. Many in the whiskey world absolutely adore Batch 15 with some calling it the very best of all the batches (though Batch 3 if you still have it otherworldly). It’s incredibly robust and flavorful and is a monster at 131.1 Proof that gives out a huge Kentucky hug. The price of these things have skyrocketed as of late and I doubt they’ll return to this stratosphere any time soon.
This is a beauty courtesy of one of the oldest, most prestigious and hottest distilleries anywhere. These Stagg Jr. releases have absolutely exploded in popularity over the past few years, behind incredibly quality, super high demand and not nearly enough supply. The newest release is Batch 16, bottled at 130.9 Proof and released in the Spring of 2021. It has great notes of Rye spice, freshly baked bread to pair with double chocolate chip cookies and some cherry and peach notes. This is the last of the Stagg Jr. releases and really went out with a bang. This is one of my top 2 or 3 favorites of the collection, and it’s still early- I think this only improves with a little more time.
I just re-tasted this beauty last week when it came in and was blown away by how this one turned out. It’s not that I’m surprised, but I’ve been waiting for so long, I almost forgot what I had chosen! Not only that, but I can’t believe this is nearly 123 Proof (122.7). You really never get any of the heat. I wouldn’t have thought it was over 105 Proof smelling and tasting it. It leads with inviting aromas of burnt caramel, hazelnut, and allspice mix with flavors of dried fruit, caramel, vanilla, and light rye spice. The finish is warm and spicy with subtle and smooth notes of vanilla and oak. This is a great one.
This is why you join the Bourbon Buyers Club. On my last visit to Kentucky, I managed somehow to convince Dan Burke, the CBO (chief barrel officer) to let us have the only wheated Bourbon that Jefferson’s has ever aged in the ocean. It was originally intended for the owner, but after a little schmoozing, it made its way up to New Jersey. This one has a great nose of freshly baked apple pie, leather, cinnamon, and toasted pecans. On the palate, I get cinnamon toast crunch, toffee and some maple notes on the back end.