The Bourbon Newsletter

Ray Marcano
A place to learn about all things Bourbon
Created 06 Jan 2021
  • The Bourbon Resource
    29 Aug 2021 • 5 min read
    BOURBON NEWS Peyton Manning’s Sweetens Cove Tennessee Bourbon gets more raves, this time winning something called the “Best Celebrity Liquor” by Esquire magazine. A contrived award that will still dri...
    31 Jul 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    BOURBON NEWS Jungle Jim’s in Fairfield, Ohio has opened a high-end bourbon bar with shots from $20 to $150 each. The bar, only open Thursdays between 4 and 10 p.m., also offers cigars and snacks and p...
    20 Jun 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    NEWS Russell Reserve’s 13-year bourbon is on the market --- well, sort of. It’s a limited-release bourbon that retails for $69.99 but sells for at least $400 on the secondary. We all know how good tha...
  • Private barrel blending
    26 May 2021 • 5 min read
    Subscribe now BOURBON NEWS Buffalo Trace plans to release an EH Taylor Warehouse C, a one-time, 10-year, Bottled in Bond bourbon, according to the Alcohol, Tobacco, Tax, and Trade bureau. The reported...
    26 Apr 2021 • 5 min read
    Subscribe now Blood Oath will release, in mid-April, a limited release (51,000 bottles) rye made with these different bourbons --- a 14-year and two eight-years, including one aged in a sauterne barre...
  • The Bourbon Resource
    30 Mar 2021 • 5 min read
    Subscribe now BOURBON NEWS Old Forester has released its 117 series, the first bottle in 150 years to feature a woman’s signature (Master Taster Jackie Zykan.) It’s $49.99 retail only at the Old Fores...
    12 Mar 2021 • 6 min read
    BOURBON NEWS Subscribe now Here’s a big one: Hart Davis Hart will hold an auction, starting March 26, of Rip and Pappy Van Winkle bourbons. The entire line is up for auction. While the estimated start...
  • The Bourbon Resource
    14 Feb 2021 • 7 min read
    As I’ve mentioned I’m trying to figure out what I want this newsletter to be, and I’ve settled on a resource. That’s why the change in name to Bourbon Resource. There are lots of places to get bourbon...
  • The pros and cons of the secondary market
    29 Jan 2021 • 6 min read
    BOURBON NEWS: PGA Champ Steve Elkington names his three favorite bourbons. I won’t spoil it. Why is Pappy Van Winkle so far hard to find? Here’s a good explainer. Five people won TWICE in the recent O...
  • A Diamond in the rough
    13 Jan 2021 • 3 min read
    Subscribe now I’m trying to categorize this little newsletter in a more readable way, so starting in this edition, you’ll find: · Bourbon News (self-explanatory) · Bourbon Events (same) · What’s new o...
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