Little Book: Beam’s First Iteration of a creative blend series

My local got in s shipment of Little Book, a new whiskey created by Freddie Noe, who will be the 8th Generation master distiller at Jim Beam. The packaging is similar to Booker’s, the whiskey that led the way to cask strength bourbon being a big thing in the market. This release is nicknamed “The … Continue reading Little Book: Beam’s First Iteration of a creative blend series

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Poker night whiskey: Col. E.H. Taylor Rye and the deal about rye whiskey

Last night I played cards with some friends, and my friend Tom is a Canadian Club fan and Dawn is more of an Irish/American blended fan. My go to whiskey is generally bourbon but sometimes scotch. Rye is an occasional drinker for me. But there are very good ryes out there. I keep bringing them … Continue reading Poker night whiskey: Col. E.H. Taylor Rye and the deal about rye whiskey

Barrell Whiskey Batch 4: an amazing whiskey that gives expensive finished scotch a run for it’s money 

I cracked open another bottle of Barrell tonight, this time the whiskey, Batch 4. This is not a bourbon, but not because of the mashbill, but because it is aged in used barrels.  The whiskey is a blend of bourbon mashbills, first put into used bourbon barrels like Early Times and many scotches are. Then, … Continue reading Barrell Whiskey Batch 4: an amazing whiskey that gives expensive finished scotch a run for it’s money 

Barrell Bourbon Batch 13; a spice monster with leather, tobacco and a hint of corn sweetness

I picked up a bottle of Barrell Bourbon at Keife & Company in New Orleans this past weekend. My Dad recently got me a bottle of Barrell Whiskey at Martin Wine Cellar down there and I will review that soon. I had heard a lot about Barrell on the inter webs and I wanted to … Continue reading Barrell Bourbon Batch 13; a spice monster with leather, tobacco and a hint of corn sweetness

A Great Bourbon Restaurant In New Orleans: Superior Seafood

On St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, there are a plethora of amazing restaurants, but one of my favorites is Superior Seafood. Their Oysters Bienville are better than the originals at Arnaud’s. Recently, they have added something to the menu which matches a Buffalo Trace Bourbon glaze with shrimp skewers.  That’s right. Buffalo Trace shrimp. … Continue reading A Great Bourbon Restaurant In New Orleans: Superior Seafood

So it’s been a Monday so I thought I would treat myself: George T. Stagg bourbon

Today was rough out there; all I can say. News wise, personally and professionally. I just finished dinner and walked up to my living room bar and decided some of the good stuff was in order.  George T. Stagg, from Buffalo Trace’s Antique Collection. I got my first bottle at the same time as my … Continue reading So it’s been a Monday so I thought I would treat myself: George T. Stagg bourbon

1792 Sweet Wheat-competition for the Heaven Hill Wheated Bourbons

I had a conversation with a friend recently about wheated versus rye recipe bourbons yesterday in the context of gift giving. If you are going to plunk down a lot of bucks for a really nice bottle, you want some assurance that they will like it. Scotch and bourbon have such diverse taste profiles that … Continue reading 1792 Sweet Wheat-competition for the Heaven Hill Wheated Bourbons

I saw Kingsman the Golden Circle today; review of Old Forester Statesman

I have always been a fan of spy movies, including the original Kingsman The Secret Service. Kingsman is slightly comedic; not Austin Powers comedic but definitely funny. Great gadgets and great action sequences gives Kingsman a 007 flair.  In Golden Circle, the British Kingsman are almost eliminated and are forced to seek the help of … Continue reading I saw Kingsman the Golden Circle today; review of Old Forester Statesman

Smooth Ambler Contradiction; Not Too Sure Their Wheated Bourbon Works With Rye Recipe Bourbon

At the outset, let me say that I am a fan of Smooth Ambler. The Single Barrel Old Scout is a truly great whiskey I reviewed on Facebook.  So, my father picked up a bottle of Contradiction for me in New Orleans. I was eager to try it. I am a big fan of wheated … Continue reading Smooth Ambler Contradiction; Not Too Sure Their Wheated Bourbon Works With Rye Recipe Bourbon

Old Forester: A bit of bourbon history, some of it personal, and a review of the whisky row 1920 edition

In 2008 Old Forester was one of my go to bourbons. Very reasonably priced so I often bought it by the handle. That year they came out with a 75th Anniversary of the repeal of prohibition gift set of a 100 proof Old Forester with a certificate and a Glencairn glass.  One of the interesting … Continue reading Old Forester: A bit of bourbon history, some of it personal, and a review of the whisky row 1920 edition