[Fred Minnick] Kentucky Senator Bourbon Release 3 Named Top 100 American Whiskeys for 2022

December 27, 2022

For the second year in a row, we made the Fred Minnick Top 100 Whiskey list! Our third release, named in honor of Senator John G. Carlisle of Covington, Kentucky, came in at number 76. We are honored after such a short time in business to make this prestigious list.

[Uproxx] The Absolute Best Under-The-Radar Bourbons That Deserve More Hype

December 1, 2022

Finding the most underrated bourbon (or anything for that matter) is a difficult task. What is even the litmus test for what is or isn’t underrated? Is it awards or lack thereof? Price? Distribution? Social media hype? Is it simply the quality versus the exposure? Can you even find it? Point being, calling anything “underrated” gets pretty subjective. What isn’t quite as hard to define are under-the-radar bourbons that I think deserve more hype.

[Hops & Spirits Kentucky] Q&A with Kentucky Senator Bourbon

October 24, 2022

[The Bourbon News] Kentucky Senator Release 3 Tasting Notes

October 12, 2022

[The Whiskey Wash] Whiskey Review: Kentucky Senator John G. Carlisle

September 29, 2022

Summary: An ideal sipper. There’s a lot going on here, but this isn’t a “busy” pour at all. In fact, it proceeds at an almost leisurely pace. The light rye spice and firm oak backbone combines with a buttery/creamy mouthfeel for a really well-textured experience on the palate that shows its maturity as the spice fades and clears space for flavors on the earthy/tannic side of the spectrum. If Regard and Thayer hold to their now established plan, look forward to checking back in with this mash bill in the next two years as well!

[Fred Minnick] Bourbon Review: Kentucky Senator 7-Year

September 24, 2022

[UPROXX] The Absolute Best Whiskeys We Tasted At This Year’s Bourbon & Beyond Festival

September 19, 2022

Whiskey and music collided last weekend in Louisville, Kentucky, during the triumphant return of The Bourbon & Beyond Festival. The festival is one of the biggest in the Ohio Valley, covering four days of whiskey tastings, whiskey panels, podcasts, food shows, and, yes, rock ‘n roll (with a little country thrown in for good measure). While the overall fest was a blast, I was there to focus on the whiskey, and I got to try some stellar pours.

[Whiskey Consensus] Kentucky Senator Release 3 John Griffin Carlisle 7 Year Bourbon Review

September 11, 2022

With the same mash bill as Release 2, Kentucky Senator Release 3 in many ways reminds me of that previous batch. This Bourbon opens up on the palate with a surprising amount of heat and noticeable amounts of oak and rye spice. The mouthfeel is pleasant and coats the mouth through to an enjoyable medium-long finish. Kentucky Senator Release 3 has many classic bourbon notes that I feel most would enjoy. The only thing that might be off-putting to some is the $120 price tag for a 7-year Bourbon.

[Bourbon Bytes Podcast] Kentucky Senator Bourbon Release #3 John G. Carlisle Review and Allocated...

August 26, 2022

"I'm reviewing the third release of Kentucky Senator Bourbon named after John G. Carlisle and coming in at 7 years old and 107 proof. Is this $130 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey worth seeking out? Plus, I'm sharing updates about allocated lotteries for the 2022 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon and Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch open now, as well as the latest news about the upcoming Hogwarts Legacy video game, including the pricing and details of the standard, digital deluxe, and collector's editions."

[Breaking Bourbon] Kentucky Senator Bourbon (Release #3) John G. Carlisle

August 22, 2022

Another straightforward and to-the-point style Kentucky Senator Bourbon with a strong focus on spice.