This Week in Bourbon

This Week in Bourbon is your source for the weekly news of what’s happening in bourbon.

TWiB: Whiskey House Begins Operations, Hall of Fame To Induct 5 New Members, E. H. Taylor, Jr. Barrel Proof Rye Whiskey



It’s This Week in Bourbon for July 12th 2024. Whiskey House of Kentucky begins operations, Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame will induct 5 new members, and Buffalo Trace Distillery announces Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. Barrel Proof Rye Whiskey

Show Notes:

  • Bespoken Spirits joins The Kentucky Distillers’ Association
  • Tequila Matchmaker founders raided by Consejo Regulador de Tequila
  • Consumers are filing lawsuits against spirits influencers
  • Whiskey House of Kentucky begins operations
  • Eastern Light Distilling breaks ground
  • Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame will induct 5 new members
  • Hidden Barn is releasing a seven-year-old double-barreled bourbon
  • Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. Barrel Proof Rye Whiskey
  • Old Forester 117 Series: Rum Finish
  • 15 STARS Triple Cask II Fine-Aged Bourbon
  • Chattanooga Whiskey Bottled in Bond Vintage Series Spring 2020
  • New Riff Distilling’s Headliner special edition
  • @bespokenspirits @tequilamatch @easternlightdistilling @hidden_barn @oldforester @ricky_15stars @chattwhiskey @newriff
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TWiB: Kentucky Bourbon Trail Is Getting A New Look, Justin’s House of Bourbon is Back, Heaven Hill Grain to Glass



It’s This Week in Bourbon for June 28th 2024. The world-famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour is getting a bold new look. Justin’s House of Bourbon is back with unicorns on the shelf. Heaven Hill Distillery announced today the highly-anticipated launch of Heaven Hill Grain to Glass.

Show Notes:

  • Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour is getting a bold new look
  • Four Roses will fix a labeling mistake on Father’s Day bottles
  • Justin’s House of Bourbon is back with unicorns on the shelf
  • Milam & Greene Whiskey has 2 new releases
  • Rolling Fork The Wheated Cask Wonder
  • Michter’s Distillery will be releasing its Legacy Series
  • Remus Babe Ruth Reserve
  • Old Potrero Toasted Barrel Whiskey
  • Wyoming Whiskey Independence Rock
  • Heaven Hill Grain to Glass
  • @kentuckybourbontrail @fourrosesbourbon @houseofbourbonky @milamandgreenewhiskey @rollingforkrum @michterswhiskey @wyomingwhiskey @heavenhilldistillery
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TWiB: What’s better Kentucky or Tennessee Bourbon?, Penelope Re-releases Rose Cask, Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing Series



It’s This Week in Bourbon for June 21st 2024. Hard Truth adds Moonshiner’s Experience, Heaven’s Door wants to know what’s better Kentucky or Tennessee Bourbon?, Maker’s Mark announced the latest in its Wood Finishing Series.

Show Notes:

  • Hard Truth adds Moonshiner’s Experience
  • Heaven’s Door wants to know what’s better Kentucky or Tennessee Bourbon?
  • Penelope re-releases their Rose cask
  • Silverbelly Whiskey Batch #4 entitled I’d Love You All Over Again
  • Russell’s Reserve 15 Year Old
  • Wyoming Whiskey Outryder Straight American Whiskey
  • Maker’s Mark announced the latest in its Wood Finishing Series
  • @hardtruthspirits @heavensdoorwhiskey @penelopebourbon @silverbellywhiskey @russellsreservebourbon @wyomningwhiskey @makersmark
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TWiB: Jim Beam Has New Visitor Experiences, Widow Jane Releases Baby Jane, Angel’s Envy Cask Strength Bottled in Bond



It’s This Week in Bourbon for June 13th 2024. James B. Beam Distilling Co. announces several new visitor experiences, Widow Jane releases Baby Jane, and Angel’s Envy releases a Cask Strength Bottled in Bond non finished bourbon.

Show Notes:

  • Nancy Fraley talks cigar blend fact checks
  • Whiskey & Wealth Club absolved of accusations
  • James B. Beam Distilling Co. announces several new visitor experiences
  • Widow Jane releases Baby Jane
  • Blue Run Flight Series II
  • Old Forester President’s Choice
  • Woodford Reserve Father’s Day
  • Angel’s Envy releases a Cask Strength Bottled in Bond non finished bourbon
  • @nancyfraley @beamdistilling @widowjane @bluerunspirits @oldforester @woodfordreserve @angelsenvy
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TWiB: New Bourbon Auction Record Has Been Set, Chicken Cock’s New Home Called Circa 1856, Green River Launches Full Proof



It’s This Week in Bourbon for June 7th 2024. A new record for the highest price bourbon bottle ever sold at auction, Chicken Cock Whiskey has announced the grand opening of its brand home, Circa 1856, and Green River Launches Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

Show Notes:

  • Breaking Bourbon turns 10
  • Camp Runamok for 2024
  • H.K. Young Bourbon Co launch
  • Peg Leg Porker Spirits blending and bottling facility
  • Ross and Squibb Distillery announced enhancements to their barrel program
  • Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) fines 5 retailers for illegal shipping
  • Diageo vs W.J. Deutsch & Sons is over
  • Chicken Cock Whiskey has announced Circa 1856
  • RECORD BREAKING SALE
  • Curry’s Gentleman’s Cut is releasing a 15-year-old straight bourbon whiskey branded Player Exclusive
  • Heaven Hill B524 of Elijah Craig and Larceny
  • Knob Creek 10 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Bear Fight Kentucky Reserve
  • Frank August partners with Jane Bowie and Denny Potter
  • Rebel 10-Year Single Barrel Bourbon
  • Buckner’s 17
  • Lost Lantern is release nine whiskies
  • Barrell Bourbon Batch 036
  • FEW Smashing Pumpkins Bourbon
  • Green River Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • @breakingbourbon @camp_runamok @h.@k.@youngbourbonco @peglegporker @rossandsquibb @chickencockwhiskey @unicorn_auction @stephencurry30 @heavenhillbrands @elijahcraig @larcenybourbon @knobcreek @bearfightwhiskey @thefrankaugust @rebelbourbon @augustakydistillery @lostlanternwhiskey @barrellbourbon @fewspirits @smashingpumpkins @greenriverdistillingco
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TWiB: Ozempic Investigates Its Effect on Drinking, Woodford Reserve Toasted Bourbon, Beam 20 Year Bardstown Collection



It’s This Week in Bourbon for May 24th 2024. The maker of Ozempic is investigating its effect on desire to drink alcohol. Woodford Reserve releases Toasted Bourbon, and the oldest Beam bourbon ever bottled will be an astounding 20 years old.

Show Notes:

  • Howler Head continues as the Official Flavored Whiskey of UFC
  • The maker of Ozempic is investigating its effect on desire to drink alcohol
  • US government dietary guidelines may say that there is no safe level of alcohol consumption
  • Uncle Nearest acquires Square One Organic Spirits
  • Burton James Uniquely American Whiskey Single Barrel Selection – Wheated Bourbon
  • Woodford Reserve releases Toasted Bourbon
  • The oldest Beam bourbon ever bottled will be an astounding 20 years old
  • @howlerheadwhiskey @ufc @unclenearest @squareoneorganicspirits @burtonjameswhiskey @woodfordreserve @beamdistilling @jimbeamofficial
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TWiB: Four Roses Has Two New Bourbon Mash Bills, Ol’ New Riff, Bardstown Bourbon Company Amrut Collaboration



It’s This Week in Bourbon for May 17th 2024. Four Roses introduces two new bourbon mash bills, New Riff Distilling has announced the dual release of Ol’ New Riff, and Bardstown Bourbon Company’s award-winning Collaborative Series will debut The Amrut Collaborative Series.

Show Notes:

  • Chet Zoeller passes away at 83 years old
  • Alex Castle joins Augusta Distillery as Master Distiller
  • Four Roses introduces two new bourbon mash bills
  • Oregon Department of Justice wrapped up
  • Nelson Brothers Honey Cask Finish
  • Spring 2024 edition of Old Fitzgerald
  • 15 STARS Vino de Naranja
  • Whiskey JYPSI Legacy Batch 002 The Alchemist
  • Kentucky Senator Bourbon 5th Release
  • Michter’s 10 Year Kentucky Straight Rye
  • Weller Millennium
  • Ol’ New Riff
  • Milam & Greene Bottled in Bond
  • Frey Ranch Wheat Whiskey Single Barrel
  • RD1 Spirits wood-finished bourbon flight
  • Little Book Chapter 8 Path Not Taken
  • Oak & Eden Bourbon and Amburana
  • Bardstown Bourbon Company The Amrut Collaborative Series
  • @fourrosesbourbon @augusta_distiller @augustakydistillery @nelsonsgreenbrier @heavenhillbrands @whiskeyhypsi @michterswhiskey @kentuckysenatorbourbon @newriff @milamandgreene @freyranchdistillery @rd1spirits @beamgeneration8 @oakandeden @bardstownbourbonco @amrutmalt
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TWiB: Wild Turkey VIsitor Center is Open, Maker’s Mark x TravisMathew New Golf Shoes, Prairie, American Solera, and Pursuit New Beer



It’s This Week in Bourbon for May 10th 2024. Wild Turkey is back open for visitors, Maker’s Mark and TravisMathew collab on new golf gear. Prairie, American Solera, and Pursuit drop Not Subtle.

Show Notes:

  • WhiskeyLand S01 May 14th
  • AARP pours
  • Jammin’ at Jeptha Creed Distillery
  • Wild Turkey is back open for visitors
  • Man fired a gun outside Buffalo Trace Distillery
  • Derby Day Party at Hartman’s Distilling Co
  • Guilty plea from one of the original indicted nine suspects from Pappygate
  • Maker’s Mark and TravisMathew collab on new golf gear
  • Stephen B. Beam Tasting Lodge
  • George Dickel bottled-in-bond 12 year
  • Liberty Pole Spirits Old Monongahela Full Proof Rye Whiskey
  • Stonestreet Kentucky Straight Bourbon Founder’s Edition
  • Templeton Midnight Rye
  • Prairie Artisan Ales, American Solera, and Pursuit Spirits drop a 3 Way Beer Collab called Not Subtle
  • @whiskeylandtv @jepthacreed @wildturkey @buffalotracedistillery @hartmans_distilling @makersmark @travismathew @stephen.@beam.@7 @georgedickel @yellowstonebourbon @libertypolespirits @stonestreetwhiskey @templetondistillery @prairieales @pursuitspirits @americansolera
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TWiB: Beam Suntory is Now Suntory Global Spirits, Blue Note Bourbon and Major League Pickleball, Whiskeyland Season 1 Premiers on May 14th



It’s This Week in Bourbon for May 4th 2024. Beam Suntory is now Suntory Global Spirits, Blue Note Bourbon has announced a multi-year partnership as the official bourbon of Major League Pickleball, and Whiskeyland Season 1 premiers on May 14th.

Show Notes:

  • Beam Suntory is now Suntory Global Spirits
  • Blue Note Bourbon has announced a multi-year partnership as the official bourbon of Major League Pickleball
  • Bulleit launches Don’t Trash Glass
  • Elijah Craig’s Official Bourbon Cocktail of the 2024 PGA Championship at Valhalla, The Elijah Craig Mulligan
  • Whiskeyland Season 1 premiers on May 14th
  • @suntoryglobalspirits @bluenotebourbon @majorleaguepb @bulleit @elijahcraig @pgatour @whiskeylandtv
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TWiB: Master Distiller Alex Castle Leaves Old Dominick, Bourbon Market Size to Reach $12 Billion by 2030, Raconteur Rye



It’s This Week in Bourbon for April 26th 2024. Master Distiller Alex Castle will be leaving Old Dominick, the bourbon spirits market size to rise up to US$12 billion by 2030, The WoodWork Collective and David Jennings announce Raconteur Rye.

Show Notes:

  • Master Distiller Alex Castle will be leaving Old Dominick
  • Give 270 has a new giveaway
  • Three Chord Bourbon x Allman Brothers Band
  • Shelter Distilling expands to Montrose, Colorado
  • ourbon Spirits Market Size to Rise up to US$12 Billion by 2030
  • A ransomware attack on a Swedish logistics company
  • London Marathon runner tasted a different glass of wine each mile of the race.
  • Garrison Brothers Lady Bird
  • J. Mattingly 1845 Distillery Combat Infantry Badge (CIB) Bourbon
  • Bulleit 12-Year-Old Rye Whiskey
  • Derby City Gaming and Hotel “Thoroughbred Collection”
  • New Riff Silver Grove Bourbon and Silver Grove Rye
  • Basil Hayden Subtle Smoke
  • LuxRow Blood Oath Pact 10
  • Chattanooga Whiskey Founder’s 12th Anniversary Blend
  • Two Souls Spirits Spring 2024 release
  • The WoodWork Collective and David Jennings Raconteur Rye
  • @olddominick @give270 @threechordbourbon @shelterdistilling @garrisonbros @jmattingly1845 @bulleit @newriff @basilhayden @luxrowdistillers @chattwhiskey @rarebird101
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