Four Bourbons To Buy This FallAugust 23rd, 2013
Elijah Craig Single Barrel 21 year old ($140)
My barrel sample (Barrel No. 42) tastes very close in flavor profile and quality to the Elijah Craig 20 year old single barrel (Barrel No. 3735) that was our “American Whiskey of the Year” in 2011. Those of you who were fortunate enough to get a bottle of that (sold only at Heaven Hill’s Bourbon Heritage Center) know what I’m talking about.
Four Roses “Limited Edition Small Batch” (2013 release) ($90-100)
Very close in personality and quality as last year’s 2012 limited edition release, our “American Whiskey of the Year” for 2012. Enough said!
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon (2013 release) 12 year old ($55)
The best tasting (and best balanced) OFBB release in many years.
Parker’s Heritage Collection “Promise of Hope” 10 year old ($90)
A single barrel bottling, but with no barrel number identified. Reminds me somewhat of the roundness, great flavor profile, and drinkability of the PHC Golden Anniversary release. And it’s for a good cause. Heaven Hill will donate $20 of every bottle sold to the ALS Association’s Parker Beam Promise of Hope Fund. A bourbon that will make you feel good for many reasons.