Thursday I noted on my facebook and on the text message thread on my phone for the Krewe Des Ivrognes d' Alexandrie (drunk guys from Alexandria; the guys I hang out with on Mardi Gras day in South Louisiana) that it was National Bourbon Day, and that evolved into Tom Spencer, Kemp Wright, and Ken … Continue reading National Bourbon Day Recap: Sipping the Good Stuff With Friends and Reviews of Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 24 and Luxco’s Blood Oath Pact 4
As a lawyer, I rarely receive gifts from clients. As I look at it, as far as appreciating my work, that is what the money is for. But, every so often, a client will want to reward me on a job well done with more than money. A very good client for whom I handled … Continue reading Amador 10 Barrels Chardonnay Cask Finish – A Gift from A Happy Client!
“Tell me what brand of whiskey that Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals.” ~Abraham Lincoln - 16th President of the United States of America I've always enjoyed understanding the origin of something, so once I was turned on to Old Medley I did … Continue reading Old Medley 12 y/o Sour Mash
For years, distillers and blenders alike have tried to cross pollinate scotch and bourbon. High West Campfire blended bourbon and scotch together; the results were lauded by many but High West used an Islay whisky with tons of peat that made Campfire a non-starter for many. Glenmorangie and others have put out scotches aged in … Continue reading Bourbon meet Scotch, Scotch, meet Bourbon; Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight MALT Whiskey
Years ago, before my whiskey budget is what it is now, right after Jon, Mark & Robbo went out of business, Tamdhu 10 year old was one of my go to affordable single malts. Tamdhu was not especially well known back then, as most of their stocks ended up being blended into the Famous Grouse, … Continue reading Flaviar’s Deer, Bear and Moose 18 year old Tamdhu Single Cask Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky; Stunning
“Truckin', like the do-dah man. Once told me "You've got to play your hand". Sometimes your cards ain't worth a dime, if you don't lay'em down." ~The Grateful Dead On another night of #whiskeyandwax I'm listening to The Grateful Dead Europe in 72' re-release on 180 gram vinyl, enjoying the hell out of life....deep in thought. … Continue reading George T. Stagg vs. Stagg Jr.
I went by Hokus Pokus yesterday to pay my bill and see what they had. Still no Stagg Jr. so I bought another bottle of Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Barrel Strength as a substitute. I chatted with my friend Hudson Funk for a bit and he asked if he had anything new and different, and … Continue reading Douglas and Todd: Craft Bourbon from Minnesota
This past week a fellow attorney at the office asked me for advice for bourbon selections for their home bar. One of my recommendations was Woodford Reserve Double Oaked. While I have previously blogged about this bourbon, and how great it is when stores pick their own barrels of whiskey for special bottlings, I did … Continue reading Woodford v. Woodford-the case for Store Barrel Picks
Last weekend, I participated in a fundraiser for a local art center, River Oaks, which is known as Men Who Cook and Mix. I was invited to be on the team for Lagniappe Home Care, and we were on TV very early Friday morning. Our dish was a soul food parfait, with layers of Mac … Continue reading Brad’s “Award Winning” Kentucky Sweet Tea
"Saint Patrick was a gentleman who through strategy and stealth, drove all the snakes from Ireland. Here’s a toasting to his health. But not too many toastings lest you lose yourself and then Forget the good Saint Patrick...And see all those snakes again." (A dram of good Irish whiskey and one of my all-time favorite Pink … Continue reading Teeling Brabazon Single Malt Irish Whiskey