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Our Critiques

What's hot and what's not? Every bourbon has a specific taste profile. It may be from the same distillery or even the same rick house! However, the profile can vastly differ, and LBS loves to share our reviews.

Below are some of the tasting experiences we have had at LBS.

Our Critiques

What's hot and what's not? Every bourbon has a specific taste profile. It may be from the same distillery or even the same rick house! However, the profile can vastly differ, and LBS loves to share our reviews.

Below are some of the tasting experiences we have had at LBS.

“The light music of whiskey falling into a glass—an agreeable interlude.”

James Joyce

Recent Addition

Wilderness Trail Single Barrel Bourbon

Wine + Market / LBS 2019 Pick
116 proof

Brown sugar and cinnamon Teddy Grahams compliment the caramel and baking spice notes. The finish is medium with the spice up front, but a light sweetness that lasts.


Visit Wilderness Trail online to learn more about this bourbon whiskey.


Visit Wine + Market online to order some while in stock!

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Previous Critiques

Russell's Reserve
Whiskey Bear/LBS
April 2019

Oak, baking spice, and dried fruit on the nose. A rush of toasted orange peel followed by a nice sweet tea with a lingering finish.


Knob Creek Rye Single Barrel
Wine + Market/LBS
April 2019

Apricot spice enriched with oakey pecan. This rye hits you right up front, but lingers nicely with each subsequent sip.


New Riff Single Barrel Bourbon
Wine + Market/LBS
March 2019

Chocolate covered coffee beans with a peppermint note on the end. The finish is shorter than expected, making you want more.


Knob Creek Single Barrel Bourbon
Big Daddy/Coliseum Liquors #6
January 2019

A complex pour with dark fruit, vanilla taffy, oatmeal raisin, and a hint of tobacco. The finish is medium and very smooth - a true surprise for this 15 year beauty.


Russell's Reserve - “D”elicious
Hops2go Barrel Pick #1/LBS
October 2018

Caramel and spice on the nose. A hint of orange, vanilla, and nutmeg lasting through this holiday season.


Russell's Reserve - March Madness 2018 "Final Pour"
Coliseum Liquors
March 2018

A creamy bourbon filled with honeysuckle, dark chocolate, and slight tannins with a wonderfully long finish.


Woodford Double Oaked Single Barrel
Hops2go Barrel Pick #1/LBS
January 2018

Smooth, dark, and mysterious: Hints of coffee, chocolate, crème brûlée, and salted caramel. The right amount of nutty and sweet mingling just in time for Derby.


1792 Bottled in Bond
Sitting around the Christmas tree. A warm and cozy welcome into the evening with an oaky, red hot sugar finish!


Jefferson's Single
A step back in time walking into Belle Breezing's parlor where perfume mixes with sweet smells of fruit. Albeit, a short experience.


Elijah Craig 12
Like indulging in a brown sugar snow cream by the fire in your cabin.


Elmer T. Lee 93
Sitting on the back porch, watching the sun set...dreaming of honey and orange-sicles from days gone by, waiting for the coals to turn grey...Summer perfection!


Jefferson's Ocean
An orange-licorice saltwater taffy that smoothly transforms into a salted caramel with a touch of the campfire smoke pleasantly blown into your face. Long and spicy.


Michter's 20 Bourbon
A big chocolate-vanilla creme that hits you just right, at the right time. To top it off, it hangs around with a touch of citrus to finish off the wonderful experience.


Maker's 46
A Kentucky cigar on a Spring Saturday in May. Sweet tobacco mingle with the richness of caramel.


Barterhouse
An enjoyable orange-vanilla creme, topped with a small hazelnut, served on an old, lingering, spicy, oak plank.


Old Blowhard
A dusty oak-soaked orange that fell off the picnic table, but you still ate. Glad we did, as it was a clean, dry bite of reclaimed oak with a long, spicy ending.


W.L. Weller 12
Easing into a smooth leather couch on a Sunday morning with vanilla cinnamon rolls baking in the oven.


Elijah Craig 21
Riding your horse through your corn fields just prior to harvest, followed by a long sip of well-balanced cinnamon syrup in the musky cellar.


Michter's 10 Bourbon
The one that actually made the Mrs. envious! The richest of smoky oak, chocolate, and marzipan that instantly fills your thoughts with nothing other than...More!


Rock Hill Farms
Sweet vanilla maple syrup covered peach pancake on a supple leather couch, on lightly toasted oak. Sparkly quick, dry exit.


Elmer T. Lee
Granny's cinnamon-mint apple crisp fresh out of the oven on a cool Autumn day, that sits a spell.


Willett Rye
Cinnamon raisin roll with a hint of anise, dark chocolate, and dried cherries. Light, velvety, long end.


E.H. Taylor Small Batch
A candied orange sprinkled with a touch of cinnamon, that lingers on a hint of mint.


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