Robb Gibb and Mike Bonin, two great friends I met at last year's Buffalo Trace Whiskey Weekend will now be blogging here. The Whiskey Jar continues to grow, and am excited these two guys who I talk to about whiskey all the time will now be writing here.
Finally getting to review this one. Mardi Gras has kept me busy and my 1792 Bottled in Bond had not yet been tried even though I had the bottle for two weeks. I ended up grabbing it for the Garden District Promenade and Block Party last Saturday. Drank almost half of it neat out of … Continue reading 1792 Bottled in Bond: Classic!
There is often great debate in the alcohol world about whether the glass matters. I fall into the category of folks that think it does matter as to the taste and smell. Yes, I have a complete set of Reidel wine glasses. I have the Reidel whiskey tasting glasses but find their Hennessy cognac glass … Continue reading Whiskey Glass Review: Waterford Lismore Connoisseur Heritage Footed Tasting Tumbler
Diageo's powerhouse bourbon brand, Bulleit, started selling cask strength bourbon in their gift shop two years ago, and then released the whiskey to a limited number of states, and then last fall widened distribution to more states including Louisiana. Hokus Pokus got this whiskey in a couple of weeks ago and tonight I decided to … Continue reading Bulleit Barrel Strength Batch 4 finally arrives in Louisiana
I have been down here for the weekend in New Orleans, for a dinner with my Mardi Gras Krewe at Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse, my Aunt’s funeral, and a little bit of romantic weekend with Catherine. At Dickie Brennan’s, they had my favorite Col. E.H. Taylor Small Batch, so that was my cocktail of the evening … Continue reading It’s Not Just A Street; New Orleans is Bourbon City
Back in March of 2015, I took a long-needed vacation to Scotland. I’d gotten pretty heavily into Scotch starting in about January of 2012, after I flipped through a book Brad had gotten for Christmas. That book reminded me that I’d enjoyed some of Scotland’s finest when I was younger, and I was looking for … Continue reading Ardbeg Uigeadail on Burns Night and What’s This Malt Stuff, Anyway?
Kevin Merritt is a fellow Sewanee grad and bourbon aficionado who I have asked to contribute to the blog. He promises me he has interesting bottles in his stash to review. I am looking forward to them.
I have to admit I was pretty excited just to try a Jefferson's cask strength bourbon just to see what Trey Zoeller would put out as far as cask strength bourbon. But he put this bourbon on a cargo ship to age. It crossed the equator quite a few times. Given its low proof at … Continue reading Jefferson’s Ocean Voyage 10 Cask Strength; Bourbon with a finish of a West Coast Scotch
On this blog I often write about special release limited whiskies that are hard to find or really expensive. But the other day there was a post on the Bourbonr Facebook group the other day challenging folks to compare Eagle Rare and Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year old. My reaction was that Col. E.H. … Continue reading One of my whiskey benchmarks: Col. E.H. Taylor Small Batch
My brother, Brian Drell, who works out in California, agreed to begin writing for the blog. Thus the name change. I am looking forward to his writings on bourbon, scotch, rum, and cool cocktails from the west coast.