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Ezra Brooks 15 Bourbon Review

Type: Bourbon Age: 15 Years Old ABV: 50.5% Price: N/A I  recently read McCay Coppins’s remarkable profile of Donald Trump.  It left me chewing on a couple of questions: first, why a man with so much –  not simply wealth and

Posted in Bourbon Reviews, Collecting and Commentary, Dusty Bottles

“Things change, people change, hairstyles change, interest rates fluctuate.”

*The title of today’s entry comes from the 1984 film Top Secret.  This marks the first, but likely not the last time that I will apply insights from Top Secret to the world of whiskey. Until about fifteen years ago,

Posted in Collecting and Commentary, Single Malt Scotch Reviews

No Pappy? No Problem.

Like many of you, I’ve been conditioned to genuflect before bottles of bourbon bearing the name “Pappy Van Winkle.”  It’s hard to resist the allure of the brand, as articles in major newspapers and men’s magazines trumpet Van Winkle as

Posted in Collecting and Commentary

Before You Bid, Buy, or Bunker

It’s increasingly easy to spend large amounts of money on various rare and limited whiskey releases. Not only are companies issuing more and more super-premium bottles, but the proliferation of internet sales, online exchanges, and auctions have made these bottles

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