Four Roses 50th Anniversary Al Young Cask Strength Release

I haven't posted in a while. My law practice has been keeping me way too busy. Been mostly drinking the old standbys-Eagle Rare and Stagg Jr.  Last weekend I watched the fight with a bunch of friends but otherwise I have been working. I hadn't been to Hokus Pokus on my usual Saturday run in … Continue reading Four Roses 50th Anniversary Al Young Cask Strength Release

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The Science Behind Why You Should Drink Higher Proof Whiskey from WaPO

Read it all.  However the final paragraph sums it up well: "If diluting whiskey really does mean that aromatic molecules evaporate from the surface, “by bottling at higher concentrations, you get less deterioration of taste,” Lacks said. Whiskey, by definition, has to be 40 percent alcohol, said Hughes. Diluting it would also increase packaging and … Continue reading The Science Behind Why You Should Drink Higher Proof Whiskey from WaPO

I Finally Solved the Mystery – The Beam/Heaven Hill Funk

For months I have been trying to figure out my aversion to the finish on Heaven Hill products, this strange peanut flavor on the finish.  Thanks to Chuck Cowdery responding to my emails, I finally figured it out.  The Beam family, both at Jim Beam and Heaven Hill, uses a particular yeast strain and this … Continue reading I Finally Solved the Mystery – The Beam/Heaven Hill Funk