Justin Caldwell

Justin's love for whiskey began when a good friend of his introduced him to Crown Royal. It blossomed when he attended the Kentucky Derby in 2005, partaking in his first mint julep and touring the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Even though he is partial to his favorite - Woodford Reserve - he appreciates many different types of whiskeys and bourbons. Why are you giving advice on Whiskey Watch? I’m giving advice on Whiskey Watch because I enjoy have a nice glass of whiskey. It helps me wind down after a particularly difficult day. Plus, I like the challenge of finding a new whiskey to add to my collection. What is your favorite Whiskey? My favorite whiskey is Woodford Reserve. My wife was kind enough to purchase me a collector’s bottle for my birthday last year! Where does your passion for Whiskey come from? My passion for whiskey actually started at the Kentucky Derby in the early 2000s. I would go with a group of friends and we would visit various distilleries. I was able to try some of the best bourbons and whiskeys in the world and have been passionate about it ever since. If you could give people a word of advice regarding Whiskey, what would it be? Take your time and find one you like. Not everyone is going to enjoy the same whiskey. Don’t be afraid to try something new.

Wild Turkey Decades Review – Is This The Bourbon You’re Looking For?

There are some days when it’s nice to just kick back, relax, and enjoy a nice glass of your favorite bourbon. Whether you like it neat or mixed with some sweet tea (don’t knock it til you try it), there’s something about bourbon that helps take the edge off.

Chances are good that you already have a preferred bourbon, but did you know that there are new and exciting blends and flavors regularly entering the market? One great example of this is Wild Turkey’s Decades bourbon.

This interesting bourbon comes from one of the oldest distilleries in the United States, so we want to give it the attention it deserves. But before we get nose deep into the decades offering from Wild Turkey, let’s take a moment and discuss what makes it a bourbon.

What Makes It a Bourbon?


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Templeton Rye Review – Is it Any Good

The history of Templeton Rye whiskey is a rocky one. It hasn’t always gotten good reviews and they’ve recently done a lot of rebranding and made some changes to help improve it.

In this review, we’ll talk about the history of the brand and the way it tastes now, but just know, a new Templeton Rye is coming in 2022, and only time will tell if these new marketing efforts have paid off.

Templeton Rye History

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While Templeton Rye is a well-known brand today, it started in the prohibition era as a type of rye whiskey produced by numerous farmers in Carroll County, Iowa. It was how farmers supplemented their income when things got tough.

The term ‘Templeton rye’ was used to refer to any whiskey made in the vicinity of Templeton, Iowa. It wasn’t made by one particular person and, because it was illegal to manufac

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