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2016 Bourbon Release Calendar

2015 January -Barrell Whiskey - Batch 001 - Blend of 7 & 8 year old whiskey - 122.5 Proof -Evan Williams Red Label - 12 Year - Charcoal Filtered - Avail EW Bourbon Exp. - $130 -Evan Williams Single Barrel 2005 Vintage -Founder's Rye Whiskey - 90 Proof - $40 -High West Bourye - $80 -Jefferson's Ocean Aged At Sea - 4th Voyage -Jim Beam Distiller's Masterpiece: Bourbon Finished in PX Sherry Casks - 100 proof - (Wide Release) -Jim Beam Pre-Prohibition Style Rye - 90 Proof -J.R. Revelry Bourbon Whiskey - 90 Proof - $35 -Shenk's Homestead Original Bourbon Whiskey - 80 Proof - $35 -Straight Edge Bourbon Whiskey - Tennessees whiskey aged in Mercury Head Cabernet Sauvignon barrels - 84 Proof - $50 -Walking Stick Single Barrel - 90 Proof (Sazerac/BT) -Whiskey Row - 88 Proof - Kentucky Artisan Distillery February -1792 Small Batch [NEW LABEL/PACKAGING] -Elijah Craig Barrel Proof - 128 Proof (Release #7) -Forged Oak Orphan Barrel - 90.2 Proof - Aged 15 Years - $65 -Iowish Whiskey - 80 Proof - Aged less than 4 years -Jim Beam Bonded - 100 Proof - Aged at least 4 Years - $23 -JK 's Bourbon Select - 97.1 Proof - Single Barrel - Aged 11 Months - 50 Available, Lottery at Distillery. Proceeds go to Tazewell County Resource Center -Knotter Bourbon - 90 Proof - Aged at least 2 years -Maker's Mark New England Patriots Super Bowl XLIX Champions - Red & Blue Wax Dip - 6,000 bottle release - Available in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire -Old Grand-Dad Bonded [NEW LABEL/PACKAGING] -Palm Ridge Rye - 100 Proof - Florida Farm Distillers -Sonoma Rye Whiskey - Batch #6 -Rebel Yell - 80 Proof [NEW LABEL/PACKAGING] -Rebel Yell Small Batch Reserve - 90 Proof [NEW LABEL/PACKAGING] -Woodford Reserve Rye - $38 - 90.4 Proof - Mashbill: 53% Rye, 33% Corn, 14% Malted Barley - Made with Dakota Rye Available In: California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York (Metro and Upstate), New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington March -Barrell Bourbon Batch 004 - 116.7 Proof - Aged 6 years, 4 months -Blood Oath Pact No. 1 - $90 - Blend of 3 NDP bourbon aged 6 -12 years old - (Luxco) (via Bourbon & Banter) -Booker's Bourbon Roundtable: Batch 2015-1 "Big Man, Small Batch" - 128.7 Proof - Aged 7 Years, 2 Months - Culled from 7 rack houses -E.H. Taylor Cured Oak - 17 Years Old - 100 Proof - $70 - Barrel staves dried outside for 13 months - 4,266 Bottles -Evan Williams Red Label - 12 Year - Charcoal Filtered - Around $100 - Wide Release -Few Spirits - Expanded distribution in NY, GA, ID CT -High West American Prairie - Blend of 2 year, 9 year, 13 year, 26 year old bourbon -J. Henry and Sons Wisconsin Straight Bourbon - Aged 5 years - Wisconsin only -Old Forester 1870 Original Batch - 90 Proof (Wide Release) -Old Forester Mint Julep "The Official Drink of the Kentucky Derby" - 60 Proof -Jefferson's Chef Collaboration No. 2 - Blend 2 Bourbons, 1 Rye -Jefferson's Ocean Aged at Sea - 5th Voyage -Redemption 6 Year Rye - 121 Proof - $65 -Redemption 7 Year Rye - 120 Proof - $80 -Redemption 10 Year Rye - 110.1 Proof - Barrel Proof - 6 barrel Limited Release -$160 -Town Branch Bourbon Single Barrel - "Cask Strength" 127 Proof - Gift Shop only -WhistlePig Old World: Sauternes Finish - Aged 12 Years - Distilled in Indiana/Aged in Vermont - $120 April -Abraham Bowman Coffee Finished Bourbon - 134.6 Proof - Avail Gift Shop & VA only -Alberta Rye Whiskey Dark Batch - 90 Proof- $30 - Blend of 91% Rye Whiskey, 8% Bourbon and 1% Sherry -Blade & Bow - 91 Proof - $50 (Diageo) -Blade & Bow 22 Year - 92 Proof - $150 (Diageo) -Booker's Bourbon 2015 Roundtable: Batch 2015-02 "Dot's Batch" -Elmer T. Lee - 2015 Release #1 -Evan Williams Single Barrel Kentucky Derby Festival - 2006 Vintage - $50 - Available at EWBE 4/24 -I.W. Harper Bourbon Whiskey - 84 Proof - $28 (Diageo) -I.W. Harper Bourbon Whiskey 15 Year - 86 Proof - $60 (Diageo) -Jefferson's The Manhattan - 68 Proof - Jefferson's bourbon re-barreled with sweet & dry vermouth with black cherry bitters - (Wide Release) -Jim Beam Signature Crafts: High Rye - $50 - Aged 11 Years - 375 ml -Jim Beam Signature Crafts: Rolled Oat Bourbon - $50 - Aged 11 Years - 375 ml -Maker's Mark Cask Strength - 750ml - $55/$60 - (Also available in MM gift shop early April) -Maker’s Mark Adolph Rupp Commemorative Bottle - White bottle, blue wax -Maker’s Mark William Fox-Pitt & Bay My Hero Commemorative Bottle -Pappy Van Winkle Collection (A few distributors held-back 2014 stock for a spring release. Check with your local store if this is true in your area) -Stranahan’s Diamond Peak - 94 Proof - Available at gift shop -Tom Foolery Straight Rye Whiskey - 95% Rye, 5% Malted Rye -WhistlePig Old World: Madeira Finish - 90 Proof - Aged 12 Years - 95 % Rye, 5% Malted Barley - MGP Sourced - $120 - Avail: NY, IL, CO, CA -Wigle Four Grain Whiskey - Blend of 4 organic grains: wheat, rye, corn, and malted barley -Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby Museum 30th Anniversary Commemorative - 188 Bottles - $80 - Sold April 11 at Museum's Finish Line Gift Shop -Woodford Reserve 141st Kentucky Derby Edition Bottle May -Barterhouse Orphan Barrel - Release #2 -Elijah Craig Barrel Proof 139.8 - Release #8 -Jefferson's Reserve Groth Cask Finish - 90.2 Proof - $80 - Bourbon aged 6 years, finished 9 months -Journeyman Distillery Kissing Cousins - 375 ml - $35 - 1 year old bourbon with a portion aged for another year in cabernet sauvignon barrel - 700 bottles -Knob Creek Belmont Stakes Edition -Michter's US*1 Straight Rye Whiskey Barrel Strength 107-113 Proof - $75 -Pendleton Whiskey 2015 Limited Edition -$27 - Part of proceeds are donated to the Wrangler National Patriot program -Rhetoric Orphan Barrel - 21 Year -Yellowstone Bourbon - 105 Proof - Blend: 7 year rye, 7 year wheat, 12 year rye. - $105 - 6000 bottles - Limestone Branch Distillery -Stagg Jr - Release #4 - 132.2 Proof -WhistlePig Old World: Port Finish - 90 Proof - Aged 12 years, with a 95% rye and 5% malted barley - Available in New York, Illinois, and California -Wigle Pennsylvania Bourbon - Made from organic Wapsie Valley heirloom corn -Willett (Distilled) Straight Rye Whiskey - Aged 3 Years - Cask Strength -Willett Pot Still Reserve Small Batch - (No longer Single Barrel) June -Booker's Bourbon Roundtable: Batch 2015-3 "The Center Cut" - 127.2 Proof - Aged 7 yrs, 2 months, 28 days - $55 -Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection: French Oak Bourbons - Aged 10 Years -E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof - 127.2 Proof -Evan Williams Single Barrel 2006 Vintage -Filibuster Bourbon PX Cask Finish -Forty Creek Whiskey Three Grain Harmony - 86 Proof - $70 - Reserve June 8-26 -Four Kings Rye - 80 Proof - 800 bottles - Blended ryes from Few, Corsair, Journeyman, Mississippi Distilling Co -Old Forester Whiskey Row: 1897: Bottled in Bond - Avail in limited markets -Old Tub - 100 Proof - Aged 4 years - Available a Beam American Stillhouse - 375 ml -Rebel Yell American Whiskey (Blend of bourbon and rye) - 90 Proof - Aged 2 Years -Rebel Yell Small Batch Rye - 90 Proof - Aged 2 years - $28 -Stein Distillery Rodeo - 80 Proof -Stranahan’s Snowflake 2015 Release # 1 -Wayward Whiskey Rye - 92 Proof - Organic rye 60%, organic corn/wheat/barley -WhistlePig Old World - 86 Proof - Aged 12 years - $118 - Blend of 30% Sauternes, 63% Madeira, 7% Port finished rye whiskey - Permanent line extension -Wigle Wry Rebellion Rye Whiskey - Finished in Wild Turkey bourbon barrels -William Heavenhill - 144.6 Proof - Aged 15 Years - $250 - Avail at Bourbon Heritage Center July -1792 Sweet Wheat - 91.2 Proof - Aged 8 years - $33 -Amador Whiskey Co. Double Barrel - 86.6 Proof - Aged 3-10 years, Finished in Trinchero Family Estates wine barrels for 6 months - $40 -Jim Beam Kentucky Dram - Infused with Highland Scotch Whisky (Europe release) - E34.99 -Old Hickory Blended Bourbon Whiskey - 80 Proof - $30 - Batch 2 -Old Hickory Straight Bourbon Whiskey - 86 Proof - $40 -Pikesville Straight Rye - 110 Proof - Aged 6 Years - $50 - Heaven Hill - Limited Release: NYC, Chicago, San Fran, LA -Redemption 8 Year Rye -Woodford Reserve Distillery Series Sweet Mash Redux - 375 ml - 90.4 Proof - Fermented non-soured mash for higher pH effect - July 30th Gift Shop release -Woodford Reserve Distillery Series Double Double Oaked - 90.4 Proof - 375ml - In 2nd finishing barrel for at least 1 additional year - July 30th Gift Shop release August -Abraham Bowman High Rye Whiskey - 100 Proof - $70 - 5x rye in regular Bowman's - Virginia Only -Barrell Bourbon Batch 005 -Battlefield Bourbon - Aged 8 years - Batch 1 - Avail in TN - 1864 bottles -J. Henry and Sons Wisconsin Bourbon Cask Strength - Aged 5 years - Wisconsin only -Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Barrel Proof -Kentucky Owl - Batch 2 -RockCastle Straight Bourbon Whiskey Cask Strength - 119.8 Proof - Avail: Kentucky, Atlanta, Chicago -Russell's Reserve 1998 - Aged 15 Years - 104 Proof - 2,400 Bottles - $250 -Russell's Reserve Single Barrel Rye - Aged 6 Years - 104 Proof - NCF -Wigle Straight Rye Whiskey - 100 Proof - Aged 3 years -Wigle Straight Wheat Whiskey - Aged 2 years -Wild Turkey Master's Keep - Aged 17 Years - 86.8 Proof - $150 September -Black Button Four Grain Bourbon - Aged 14 - 26 Months - $50 - Mashbill: 60% corn, 20% whear, 9% rye, 11% barley - Avail Sept 25: NY, NJ, PA, GA, MI -Booker's Bourbon Roundtable: Batch 2015-4 "Oven Buster Batch" - Aged 6.5 Years - 127 Proof -Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection: 13 Year Old Sour Mash - Entry proofs 105 & 125 - Both released as 90 Proof - 375 ml - $47 -Elijah Craig Barrel Proof - Release 9 - 135.6 Proof -Elijah Craig 23 Year Single Barrel - 90 Proof - $200 -Four Roses 2015 Limited Edition Small Batch: Jim Rutledge Tribute - 108.5 Proof - Blend: OBSK 16 Year, OESK 15 Year, OESK 14 Year, OBSV 11 Years - 12,600 Bottles -High West Rocky Mountain Rye - Blend: 16 Year Barton & 17 Year LDI - Gift shop only starting Sept 7 - $125 - Around 1300 Bottles -Jack Daniel's Gold Double Barrel -Finished in Maple Barrels -Jim Beam Signature Crafts: Six Row Barley - $50 - .375 Bottle -Jim Beam Signature Crafts: Triticale - $50 - .375 Bottle 
-Maker's 46 Cask Strength - 108.9 Proof - $40 - Gift Shop only release -Metze's Selects - 93 Proof - $75 - Blend: 38% 2006 bourbon (21% rye), 3% 2006 bourbon (36% rye), 59% 2008 bourbon (21% rye) -Old Forester Birthday Bourbon - 100 Proof - Aged over 12 Years - $70-$80 - 13,200 Bottles -Old Forester Whiskey Row: 1897: Bottled in Bond - Wide release 127 -Old Log Cabin Bourbon - Batch 206 - Aged 19-26 months - 52% corn, 49% Washington malt barley -Russell's Reserve Rye Single Barrel - 104 Proof - At least 6 years old - $60 - 70%ish rye -NCF -Smooth Ambler Old Scout Rye: Single Barrel Limited Edition - 134.4 Proof - Aged 10 Years - Avail: Gift Shop -Willett (Distilled) Straight Rye Whiskey - Aged 3.5 Years - Cask Strength - Gift Shop only -Yellowstone Bourbon - 105 Proof - Blend: 7 year rye, 7 year wheat, 12 year rye. - $105 - 6000 bottles - Limestone Branch Distillery - Wider release October -1792 Port Finish Bourbon - 88.9 Proof - Aged 6 years / finished 2 years - $40 -A.D. Law Secale Rye -Battlefield Bourbon - Aged 8 years - Batch 2 - Avail in TN - 1863 bottles -BTAC: Eagle Rare 17 Year - 90 Proof - $80 - Estimated 3,406 bottles -BTAC: George T. Stagg - 138.2 Proof - $80 - Estimated 5,478 bottles -BTAC: Sazerac 18 Year - Last year of steel tank batch - 90 Proof - $80 Estimated 4,011 bottles -BTAC: Thomas H. Handy - 126.9 Proof - Aged 6 years - $80 - Estimated 10,825 bottles -BTAC: William Larue Weller - 134.6 Proof - Aged 12 years - $80 - Estimated 7,780 bottles -Clyde May's Special Whiskey - 100 Proof Reserve - Aged up to 6 years - $70 -Elijah Craig 18 Year - 90 Proof - $120 Retail, $200 Gift Shop - 15,000 bottles -Elijah Craig Barrel Proof (Release #9) -Elmer T. Lee - 2015 Release #2 -High West A Mid Winter Night's Dram Act 3 -Hochstadter's Straight Rye Whiskey - Vatted - 100 Proof - Blend of 4-15 year rye whiskeys -$35 -Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse Selection - 100 Proof - 375 ml - Available at Gift Shop -John E Fitzgerald Very Special Reserve - 90 Proof - Aged 20 Years - $300 - 375 ml - Distilled by Stitzel-Weller Distillery - 3000-4000 bottles - Avail: GA, KY, SC, MA, TX, IL, CA, NY, MO, CO, NC, TN, PA, VA -Maker's Mark Breeder's Cup Editions: AP Indy, Lure, Personal Ensign -Michter's US 1 Toasted Barrel Finish - 18 month finish - $53 -Pappy Van Winkle Collection - (Expected Release) -Parker's Heritage Collection: Malt Whiskey: 65% Malted Barley, 35% Corn - 108 Proof - Aged 8 Years - NCF -Pikesville Straight Rye - 110 Proof - Aged 6 Years - $50 - Heaven Hill - Wide Release -Slaughterhouse - 5-8 Year - Aged in Mercury Head & other wine barrels - Wide Release November -1835 Limited Reserve Whiskey - 90 Proof -Angel's Envy Bourbon Cask Strength -Barrell Bourbon Batch 006 -Eighteen 33 Bourbon Whiskey - 90.8 Proof - Aged 10 Years - "Made by ghosts" -Joseph Magnus Bourbon: Triple Cask Finish - 100 Proof- Finished in Oloroso Sherry casks, Pedro Ximenez Sherry cask, Cognac casks - Available Washington DC area -Medley's Private Stock - 90 Proof - Aged 10 years - $60 - 1,000 cases - Frank Lin - Available: NYC, San Fran, LA, Kentucky, Nashville, ATL, Chicago, Boston, DC, Charleston & Texas -Woodford Reserve Master's Collection: 1838 Style White Corn - 90.4 Proof December -High West Yippee Ki-Yay - 92 Proof - Double Rye finished in wine barrels - Available at distillery Dec 5 -Mitcher's 10 Year Straight Bourbon - $120 -Michter's 20 Year Bourbon - $600 -OYO Dark Pumpernickel Rye Whiskey - 90 Proof -Stranahan’s Snowflake Mount Evans - 2015 Release # 2 - Distillery Only (SOLD OUT) -RockCastle Rye - Aged 7 Years -Willett 3 Year Rye - Available at gift shop -Woodford Reserve Holiday Bottle - Artwork by Thomas William Foerster - 1 LT - $44

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Disclaimer: Release information on this page is believed to be accurate but not guaranteed. It is a culmination of independent research, TTB label information, and direct contact with distilleries. Not all labels become actual releases. Whiskeys listed in the Rumor section are based on even less substantial information than those listed in the other sections.
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