Drinkhacker Reads – 10.24.2012

Drinkhacker Reads – 10.24.2012

As part of its annual tradition, Woodford Reserve has announced this year’s installment to its Master’s Collection. 2013 features a Four Wood Bourbon, finishing whiskey aged in new oak, Maple, Port and Sherry wood barrels. Cocktail Enthusiast was on hand and filed a report about the tasting experience. Our review is pending. [Cocktail Enthusiast]

The Washington Post chimes in on the age-old debate about age versus quality in bourbon, and the recent trend of other liquors establishing age-statements.  [Washington Post]

Whisky Magazine reports that Virginia’s A. Smith Bowman distillery is releasing a limited edition port-finished bourbon, which will be available at the end of this month and will retail for about $69.99 [Whisky Magazine]

Drinkhacker head honcho Christopher Null took in an impressively wide range of wines from Oregon’s Willamette Valley region. There is absolutely no way we’ll be able to fit all of them on to this week’s shopping list, so here’s a link for your perusal. [Self-Referential]

And finally, Jack Daniel’s is launching a Sinatra-inspired line exclusively for travel retail outlets. To promote its arrival, it has released two videos featuring Frank Sinatra Jr. and Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller Jeff Arnett discussing the importance of Jack to Frankie and how this expression differs from others. [YouTube]

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Rob Theakston is a contributing editor to Drinkhacker.

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