Hey guys! Another week of Chill Filtered always means another fun episode. This week’s episode was our first Japanese whisky in a long time: Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt 17yr. A 17 year blended Japanese whisky from Nikka. That’s right! Whisky without an “e”. That’s how the Japanese spell it. Fun history to this episode. We […]

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Hey my fellow whiskey goal-setters, As you might know, I continue on with my whiskey goals through my not-so-new podcast that I co-host called Chill Filtered. If this is news to you, feel free to check out this post or even this post here. And I am very proud to say that Chill Filtered just […]

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Hey everyone, Cole here! I know a lot of you must be wondering about where I’ve been since August. Did I graduate from UW-Madison? Did I become an actuary? Did Chill Filtered continue to take off? And most importantly, will Whiskey Goals live on? I am here to tell you all: YES! I did graduate […]

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Hey there friends and whiskey pals! I know you’re all thinking, “Wow, Cole, not much update since the last update promising more updates”. Well, you are all right. And I apologize for that. The bad news is: I’ve been slacking. But that’s all done now. The good news is: Even though I haven’t been writing […]

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Well, just when we thought this year’s bourbon season has come and gone. I thought I would try one more thing. (No, not the secondary market. For those out there who consider that stuff, consider this blog to be a way to learn how to do it right.) I wrote a letter. A handwritten letter […]

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Quite the cliffhanger, am I right? Well, the interval between Week Nineteen and this week was such a stressful time. I mean, we were scared we would get nothing. But we could definitely get something, but it was all up in the air. And then we got “the text”… “Hey yous twos! This is [Steve] […]

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On Thursday, November 19th, Trevor and I found that our state liquor stores received their allocations of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection and the Pappy Van Winkle line.Thanks Bourbonr.com! We didn’t know what to do. Do we call [Steve] up and demand to hear what they got? Do we just wait until we get the […]

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You know, it’s funny. It could honestly be any day now. According to some websites, a good amount of states have already received their allocations of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection… but ours has yet to be hit. But tensions are rising. Release information is juicy gossip. Everyone’s got their sources. The bottles are almost […]

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Elmer T. Lee is produced by Trevor and my favorite distillery, Buffalo Trace. Man these guys got it together. Named after the master distiller himself, it is a great bottle of Bourbon. No super easy to find. Color was a mid to dark amber. Nose: T: Fruity sweet, slight oak C: Vanilla, sweet corn, sweet cigar […]

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Another week of small but good progress. One step closer to Eagle Rare 17, even if it’s just one day closer to the release date. It is a very short visit this week. Not much to dilly dally about. We come in and [Steve] is there. He’s definitely got time for us as it was a […]

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