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Blue Collar Bourbon

Episode 07: Two Of My Favorite Things

Weller Special Reserve

J.D. –  TRY IT 👍🏻
D.Rock –  TRY IT 👍🏻
J.P. –  TRY IT 👍🏻

As part of Buffalo Trace’s wheat line, that in itself is reason enough to notice. All of Buffalo Trace’s wheat line originates from the same basic mashbill. That includes, Weller Antique 107Weller 12 Year, BTAC’sWilliam Larue Weller and the infamous Pappy Van Winkle line. As the story goes, the Weller barrels are in a different location in Buffalo Trace’s warehouses than the Van Winkles barrels, but the basic recipe is the still same. Overall this is one of the most straight-forward bourbon Buffalo Trace puts out. There’s not a lot unique or memorable here, but a perfect candidate for an everyday decanter bourbon.

Classification: Straight Bourbon

Distillery: Buffalo Trace

Released: Ongoing

Proof: 90

Age: NAS (Said to be around 7 years)

Mashbill: Undisclosed

MSRP: $30

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Knob Creek Single Barrel

J.D. – TRY IT 👍🏻
D.Rock – TRY IT 👍🏻
J.P. – TRY IT 👍🏻

This one is really easy to love. If you’re having a tasting and you’re not sure which bourbon to buy, this is a pretty safe bet. It might be a high proof for many people, but the flavor is hard to dislike. Even throwing a cube in it doesn’t dilute the flavor very much. On paper, this is simply a single barrel, higher proof version of the normal Knob Creek, yet it’s far superior to it in every way. The higher proof allows the rich Knob Creek flavors to really shine.

Classification: Straight Bourbon

Distillery: Jim Beam 

Released: Ongoing

Proof: 120

Age: NAS

Mashbill: 75% Corn, 13% Rye, 12% Malted Barley

MSRP: $42

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