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Monthly Roundup: Top Whiskeys Released in April 2023

April was an exciting month for whiskey releases, with major whiskey brands across the world dropping new expressions. With the latest installment of our monthly roundup, we’re here to get you up to date on all of the top whiskeys released last month that you need to know about.

Top Whiskeys Released in April 2023

Country Music Star Alan Jackson Announces 3rd Batch of Silverbelly Whiskey: ‘Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow’

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This month, country music star Alan Jackson and his whiskey brand Silverbelly Whiskey released the third batch of Silverbelly Bourbon. Each batch is named after a different one of Jackson’s songs. This one is titled “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow” — the fourth single from Jackson’s debut album, “Here in the Real World.”

Bottled at 91 proof, Silverbelly Whiskey is priced at $42.99 per 750-milliliter bottle.

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Wolves Whiskey, Founded By the Business Moguls Behind Brands Like Undefeated and Truff, Unveils 1st Single Malt

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In early April, California whiskey brand Wolves Whiskey released its first American Single Malt whiskey, Wolves Lot One.

Each Wolves’ American single malt lot comprises eight to 12 barrels. Master Distiller Marko Karakasevic distilled the whiskey in a pot still and, according to the brand, slept in four-hour shifts during distillation so that “he alone could make each cut, selecting the ‘heart of hearts’ for double distillation.

Wolves Whiskey blended together 11 of the 12 barrels in Lot One and bottled the whiskey at 110 proof. The release comprises 2,250 bottles and is available through select retailers at a suggested price of $289.

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Beer Giant Coors Continues Whiskey Venture With Launch of its 1st Bourbon

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Beer giant Molson Coors has continued its foray into the whiskey business with the release of its first bourbon: Barmen 1873 Bourbon.

Barmen 1873 is a blend of two bourbons, bottled at 92 proof in Bardstown, Kentucky.

Barmen 1873 retails for a suggested price of $39.99-$42.99 and is available in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas, Illinois, Kentucky, Wisconsin, New York, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Georgia and Tennessee. The bourbon will launch to more markets later this year.

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‘Bar Rescue’ Star Jon Taffer Announces Browned Butter Bourbon Brand

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(Photo: Taffer’s Browned Butter Bourbon)

This month, American entrepreneur and TV personality Jon Taffer announced a whiskey brand: Taffer’s Browned Butter Bourbon.

Presented at 80 proof and retailing for $34.99 per bottle, Taffer’s Browned Butter Bourbon is a flavored bourbon infused “with natural flavors.”

Taffer’s Browned Butter Bourbon launched this month in Nevada, where Taffer lives, and Massachusetts, one of three states to host one of Taffer’s “Taffer’s Tavern” bars. Additional markets will follow.

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Independent Whiskey Bottler Lost Lantern to Showcase Blending Skills With Single Distillery Series

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This month, independent American whiskey bottler Lost Lantern unveiled the Lost Lantern Single Distillery Series.

The new series launched April 26 with three American single malt whiskeys: “Gentle Giant” Balcones Distilling Texas Single Malt, “Desert Dessert” Whiskey Del Bac Arizona Single Malt and “Mega Mesquite” Whiskey Del Bac Arizona Single Malt. Each whiskey is priced at $100 per 750-milliliter bottle.

The whiskeys are available for purchase online at and, as well as at select retailers in California, New York and Alberta, Canada.

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A Kentucky Priest Is Releasing an Extremely Rare Bourbon — and 2 Bottles Are Already Reserved for Pope Francis and Shaquille O’Neal

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(Photo: Father Jim Sichko)

Father Jim Sichko, a Kentucky priest known for gifting multiple bottles of whiskey to Pope Francis, released his own bourbon barrel pick. Only 125 bottles of the whiskey, produced by Willett Distillery, are being made available. Two were reserved for the pope and former basketball star Shaquille O’Neal.

Sichko released the barrel pick to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the election of Pope Francis.

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Beer and Whisky Lovers Rejoice: A Scotch Finished in Pale Ale Casks Just Dropped

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Scotch whisky producer Jura released a whisky finished in pale ale casks.

Jura says that the Pale Ale Cask single malt celebrates “the connection between the land and spirit” and was “born out of our whisky makers’ love of craft beer.”

Jura partnered with multiple breweries to create this whisky, sending them Jura whisky casks, which the breweries used to create signature pale ales. Once the brewing was finished, the breweries returned the casks to Jura, which used them to finish this whisky, which underwent initial maturation in American white oak ex-bourbon barrels.

Bottled at 40% ABV, Jura Pale Ale Cask is available in the United Kingdom from retailers such as Tesco at a suggested retail price of £35 ($43.50).

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6 Distilleries Unite to Launch 2023 Bardstown Collection

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Earlier this month, six prominent whiskey distilleries in the Bardstown area teamed up to launch the latest edition of the Bardstown Collection. This lineup of whiskeys celebrates Bardstown’s reputation as the “Bourbon Capital of the World.”

Heaven Hill, Log Still, James B. Beam, Lux Row, Bardstown Bourbon Company and Preservation Distillery each selected three barrels to contribute to this year’s collection. The distilleries either blended or released them in single-barrel formats.

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Ultra-Rare ‘Royal Salute’ Series Continues With $25,000 Scotch Whisky Released to Celebrate King Charles III’s Coronation

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On Wednesday, Pernod Ricard announced the release of an ultra-rare scotch whisky to celebrate King Charles III’s ascension to the United Kingdom throne, the latest in the “Royal Salute” line.

The first Royal Salute whisky was crafted in 1953 as a gift for Queen Elizabeth II on the day of her coronation.

Five hundred bottles of Royal Salute Coronation of King Charles III Edition were made available, priced at $25,000 each.

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A 46-Year-Old Scotch Is Launching to the US — and a Bottle Can Be Yours for Just Under $5,000

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Scotch whisky producer Glenglassaugh Distillery announced the release of a 46-year-old single malt, coming exclusively to the U.S.

Distilled in 1975, this whisky was selected by master blender Rachel Barrie before behind bottled at 41.7% ABV.

Glenglassaugh 46 is available at select locations in the U.S. at a suggested retail price of $4,800.

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‘Dream Come True’: Bardstown Bourbon Company Unveils Whiskey Finished in Barbados Rum Barrels

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On Tuesday, Bardstown Bourbon Company announced the latest whiskey in its Collaborative Series — a blend of straight rye and bourbon finished in Foursquare Barbados Rum barrels.

Bardstown Bourbon Co. Foursquare Collaborative Series release is bottled at 107 proof and is available for a suggested retail price of $159.99.

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Furman University Releases ‘FU All The Time’ Bourbon

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Furman University launched a straight bourbon whiskey, named “FU All The Time.” The university debuted the whiskey at a launch party on campus for the Clearly Furman campaign. The campaign aims to raise $426 million by the university’s bicentennial in 2026.

FU All The Time Straight Bourbon Whiskey is distilled from a four-grain mashbill (corn, wheat and rye from Virginia, and malted barley) by Virginia-based Ironclad Distillery. Ironclad aged the bourbon for at least three years in oak barrels from South Carolina before bottling it at 100 proof.

FU All The Time is available to be ordered online from the Ironclad Distillery website, priced at $83.69. It also will be sold in liquor stores and restaurants across upstate South Carolina, with statewide distribution coming soon.

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Booker’s Bourbon Unveils 1st Release of 2023: Charlie’s Batch

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Booker’s Bourbon announced its first release of 2023, Booker’s Batch 2023-01, “Charlie’s Batch.”

The batch is named after Charlie Hutchens, who crafts the wooden boxes that each Booker’s bottle is housed in.

The limited-edition bourbon is now available nationwide in limited quantities. It has a suggested retail price of $89.99 per 750-milliliter bottle.

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‘A Real Flavor Bomb’: Milam and Greene Announces 2nd Single Barrel Bourbon in Extremely Limited Wildlife Collection

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Milam and Greene Whiskey unveiled Bobcat Single Barrel Bourbon, the second release in the brand’s Wildlife Collection, a limited-edition series of cask-strength, single-barrel whiskeys intended to show the effects of Texas weather on aging whiskey.

Milam and Greene Wildlife Collection Bobcat Single Barrel was distilled in Tennessee from a mashbill of 80% corn, 10% rye and 10% malted barley. It was barreled on March 15, 2018, and bottled March 31, 2023, at 119.48 proof.

Bobcat Single Barrel was aged more than four years in new oak barrels with a #4 alligator char in Tennessee before spending 10.5 months at the Milam and Greene distillery in Blanco, Texas. During the time the barrel spent at Milam and Greene, Blanco saw almost two months of triple-digit temperatures, a drought and a multi-day ice storm.

Bobcat Single Barrel was made available exclusively on the Milam and Greene Whiskey website and in the distillery tasting room. The single barrel yielded only 209 bottles, which will be available for $99.99 each. Of the 209 bottles, 168 will be available online, and the other 41 will be for sale at the distillery.

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Jefferson’s Releases ‘Marian McLain’, a Blend of 5 Bourbons and an Ode to an 18th-Century Moonshiner

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This month, Kentucky whiskey producer Jefferson’s Bourbon unveiled its latest release: Jefferson’s Marian McLain Bourbon, a blend of five bourbons.

Jefferson’s Marian McLain Bourbon is a tribute to the legacy of the eighth-generation grandmother of Jefferson’s founder Trey Zoeller, one of the earliest documented female bootleggers and whiskey runners in history.

The new whiskey is a blend of five bourbons. It is composed of…

  • 40% 11-year-old Kentucky bourbon
  • 21% 14-year-old Tennessee bourbon
  • 17% rum-cask-finished bourbon
  • 14% Wheated double-barrel bourbon
  • 8% 8-year-old Kentucky bourbon

Jefferson’s Marian McLain Bourbon is bottled at 102 proof and available nationwide at select retailers, restaurants and bars. It has a suggested retail price of $300 per 750-milliliter bottle.

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Michter’s Announces Return of 10 Year Rye

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Kentucky whiskey brand Michter’s announced that it will release its 10-year-old straight rye whiskey for the first time since July.

Bottled at 92.8 proof, Michter’s 10 Year Rye has a suggested retail price of $200.

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David Morrow is the Editor In Chief of Whiskey Raiders and has been with the company since September 2021. David has worked in journalism since 2015 and has had bylines at Sports Illustrated, Def Pen, the Des Moines Register and the Quad City Times. David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Saint Louis University and a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. When he’s not tasting the newest exciting whiskey releases, David enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, watching sports and traveling.