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"Kentucky’s Blue Run Spirits had what could be considered a mini-sweep of this year’s awards. Blue Run 14 Year Old Small Batch won Best Small Batch Bourbon 11 Years and Older, and Blue Run 13.5 Single Barrel won Best Single Barrel 11 Years and Older, Best Single Barrel, and Best Bourbon."

— The Bourbon Review
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"15 of the Best Bourbons For Kentucky Derby Season—and Beyond"

— Forbes
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"Blue Run also took top honors for the Best Single Barrel Bourbon, 11 Years and Older, with its 13.5 Single Barrel Bourbon."

— Forbes
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"The Best Whiskeys of 2021, According to the San Francisco World Spirits Competition"

— Men's Journal
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"Year-old distillery Blue Run Spirits also made a splash with its 13.6 Single Barrel, taking best bourbon, best single barrel bourbon, and best single barrel bourbon 11 years or older."

— Maxim
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The boldness of the bourbon really opens up once it hits the palate. The flavor profile is exceptional, with smooth caramel sweetness that fans out into a lovely spiced finish.

— The Whiskey Wash
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Secret hitter of the year! Newcomer of the year!

— Bourbon Junkies
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"Among my “salvation spirits” was Blue Run Bourbon"

— The Daily Beast
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“Blue Run’s design philosophy is reminiscent of how Elmer T. Lee reshaped bourbon with the first marketed single barrel and a luxury presentation to match in Blanton’s.”

— Bourbon & Banter
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“In booze, but make it fashion.”

— The Drinks Business
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“Don’t be sleeping on this one! Lovely bananas foster vibe with baking spices and a fantastic balance of sweetness and oak.”

— @thedailydram
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“I love the bottle so much I want to put it on my nightstand.”

— Samara Davis, CEO
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Hands down THE best balanced and presented bourbon of the year for me. Every expectation I had was blown out of the water.

— Trey Wade, Executive Admin
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“BUY without hesitation. I think this may top my 2020 pours!”

— Bourbon Apprentice
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Blue Run is, simply, one of the best whiskies we’ve had the pleasure of drinking in years.”

— Dan Dunn
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Jim Rutledge has done it again. I’m scoring Blue Run Bourbon...a 95.”

— Whiskey Cast
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“The mouth reels with the whiskey’s staying power. SCORE: 96”

— Tasting Panel
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“Blue Run's bourbon has all the flavor of high-proof bourbon without the usual sting. How? No clue; it tastes like vanilla cream pie, cinnamon and mint.”

— Gear Patrol
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“Blue Run is...the quintessential drug for bourbon junkies.”

— Maxim Magazine
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“The sleek bottle also makes a statement"

— Garden & Gun
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