Tag: whiskey

Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve Bourbon – Review

Knob Creek 9 Year Old Single Barrel Bourbon

Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve 9 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 120 Proof Price Point: $35 – $45 for 750 ML Distiller: Knob Creek Distillery   Background It would be much more appropriate to post a review of an Irish whiskey today, as today is St. Patrick’s Day, but alas I do not have …

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Which Whiskey is Best? (Part 2)

Highland Park 12 Year Old Scotch Detail

Last week I asked the question what is the best type of whiskey?  By this I mean, in your opinion, do you prefer American (including bourbon), Canadian, Irish, Scotch, or another international variety of whiskey? I didn’t get a whole lot of responses, but the ones I did get were very interesting.   On Facebook, …

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Which Whiskey is Best? (Part 1)

Bruichladdich Rocks Scotch Detail

Before we begin, let me just say that I am completely aware that I am jumping into a hornet’s nest.  Whiskey is something that people (including myself) are very, very passionate about, and the geographical segments that we identify the world’s greatest drink by have even more biased fans. That being said, what is the …

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The Whiskey Brotherhood

Ardbeg Uigeadail Detail

There are certain things in life that you either “get” or “don’t get”.  If you get it, everyone else who gets it gets you.  But if you don’t get it, you don’t get the people who do get it.  Get it? What I’m alluding to here is the brotherhood between whiskey drinkers.  Although this seems …

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(rī)¹ Rye Whiskey – Review

(ri)1 Rye Whiskey

(rī)¹ Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey 92 Proof Price Point: $45 – $55 for 750 ML Distiller: Jim Beam   Background I’ll tell you what – few whiskey brands are as elusive as (rī)¹.  Yep, you read that name right, I didn’t just lean on the keyboard.  That is a parenthesis, a lower-case “r”, an “i” …

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The Truth About Proof

Abraham Bowman Bourbon Detail

All whiskey novices step aside – this post is about the potency of the world’s greatest drink. To the inexperienced, a high proof whiskey doesn’t taste like much more than alcohol.  But, to the well-trained drinker, a high proof can mean exponentially more flavor than the standard 40 or 46 ABV. When I talk about …

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Why my Bottles are (Almost) Never Full

Scotch Collection

If you peruse through my reviews (that sounded cool, right?) you’ll notice that a lot of my images show bottles that are opened; sometimes with one drink vacant, sometimes completely vacant except for one drink.  There are reasons for that. First and foremost, I like my blog photos to be real.  Oftentimes when I’m searching …

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How to Make Bourbon Chicken

Bourbon Chicken Mixing

First and foremost – I’m not a chef.  In fact, I know very little about cooking and what separates a good dish from a bad dish, aside from my own personal tastes of course.  But, I do enjoy grilling, and in turn I like experimenting on the grill. My wife and I had my sister …

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Sazerac 18 Year Old Rye – Review

Sazerac 18 Year Old Rye

Sazerac 18 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey – 2009 Release 90 Proof Price Point: $55 – $65 for 750 ML Distiller: Buffalo Trace Distillery   Background We’ve made it.  You’ve seen my reviews on George T. Stagg, Eagle Rare 17 Year Old, Thomas H. Handy, and William Larue Weller, and now it’s time to …

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Scotch Lesson #4: Age Statements

Jura 10 Year Old Scotch Detail

Ah yes, the benchmark by which we measure “good” whiskey; age.  When we see a 10, 12, 15, 18, or 21 year old, we immediately assume an ascending level of quality.  At least that’s what we’ve been conditioned to think. Age statements can tell a story, and certainly aging whiskey is important – but it’s …

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