Category: Whiskey Trivia

What’s on Your Shelf? (Part 4 – New Year’s Eve Edition)

Today is New Year’s Eve, which means most of us either have our shelves stocked, or are planning to mooch off of somebody who does.  Whatever the case may be, I thought I would share what’s on my shelf as we prepare to welcome the New Year. Sons of Liberty Hop Flavored Whiskey Sons of …

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What’s on Your Shelf? (Part 3)

So far, I have posted two parts (Part 1 and Part 2) of “What’s on Your Shelf?”  Since Part 2, I’ve kept a couple, deleted a bunch, and added a few. Here they are: Evan Williams Bourbon Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr. Barrel Proof Bourbon Single Oak Project Barrel #110 Bourbon Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon Tullamore …

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Distillery Tour: Manatawny Still Works

Manatawny Still Works

Yesterday was one of those unique Saturdays when my wife and I did not have a thing planned for the day.  We thought about driving into Philadelphia and going to a museum, but the thought of fighting city traffic was enough to deter me from that idea. My wife brought up the idea to visit …

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Mini Barrel Aging Experiment (Day 98)

Mini Barrel Aging Experiment 10

After taking a brief hiatus from my experiment in order to allow my whiskey to mature without interruption, I am back at it, and trying another sample.  Today is Day 98, and the spirit in my barrel hasn’t been touched since April 12th.  Let’s get into it. This whiskey is certainly developing in its color …

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Mini Barrel Aging Experiment (Day 42)

Mini Barrel Aging Experiment 09

Day 42 of the mini barrel aging experiment has arrived. What started as moonshine on March 1st has been resting in a barrel for almost a month and a half, and the progress has been interesting. The whiskey is slowly but surely changing in color and transparency. The nose is very similar to two weeks …

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Mini Barrel Aging Experiment (Day 28)

Mini Barrel Aging Experiment 08

Nearly a month has passed since I started the mini barrel aging experiment, and the whiskey has certainly changed. Since two weeks ago, the color has altered slightly. It is now a little bit darker and denser, although it’s tough to tell in the photograph. For the most part, it’s translucent, but it does have …

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Mini Barrel Aging Experiment (Day 14)

Mini Barrel Aging Experiment 07

Two weeks ago, I wrote Part One of this experiment.  In that post, I outlined my thoughts behind maturing whiskey in a miniature barrel, including picking a worthy new spirit (in this case, I chose Corsair Wry Moon). Two weeks later, we’re ready to sample what’s been maturing in the barrel. After pouring roughly one …

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Mini Barrel Aging Experiment (Day 1)

Mini Barrel Aging Experiment 05

First of all, I am not a scientist.  This “experiment” is not really an experiment – I’m just a whiskey enthusiast with a mini barrel and some white dog. Now that we have the disclaimer out of the way, let’s get started. My wife bought me a mini barrel from Thousand Oaks Barrels for Christmas …

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What’s on Your Shelf? (Part 2)

Whisky Collection February 2014

It’s fun once in a while to share not only one whiskey on my shelf with my readers, but all of them.  Back in July, I posted Part 1 of the “What’s on Your Shelf?” series.  My collection has changed since then, and here it is: Jefferson’s 10 Year Old Rye Maker’s Mark Bourbon (holiday sweater …

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What’s on Your Shelf? (Part 1)

Whisky Collection July 2013

Last week, I unexpectedly received a nice little bonus at work.  That, in combination with my birthday being this past weekend, was motivation enough for my wife and I to go out and purchase a few new bottles to add to our shelf.  Our collection may be small, but I believe in quality over quantity. …

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