So it's been a little while since I've had enough time to properly sit down and write for the Whiskey Jar Blog and one of the things that I've noticed and been able to taste on a great number of occasions in the past few years is products produced by an upstart company in Lawrenceburg, … Continue reading The rise of MGP and sourced juice!
Okay, so the backstory: I was out in Chicago back in June for work and stopped in at a highly recommended honey hole liquor store on the west side of the city to do a bit of bourbon hunting. Anyone that's caught the "bug" knows the struggles of passing a perfectly good store wondering if … Continue reading An honest review of Lusty Claw
“Well, I wish some of you would tell me the brand of whiskey that Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals.”― Abraham Lincoln Every now and then I stumble across something I find fascinating. This morning as I was doing a little research on Knob Creek Distillery, it's brand history … Continue reading Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve 120
"You do not merely want to be considered the best of the best. You want to be considered the only ones that do what you do" ~Jerry Garcia During another session of Whiskey & Wax I find myself relaxing to an old favorite and enjoying a new one. It's amazing to me how easy it … Continue reading Michter’s Sour Mash Whiskey
“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
“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.
"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
I was tossing around a few different ideas for reviews recently and based on a conversation with a friend about "drinking the experience" I decided on this. It seems like this one fit the mold so here we go... (Smooth Ambler Spirits - Maxwelton, West Virginia) There are brands that can date themselves … Continue reading SAOS 12 y/o Single Barrel
“The water was not fit to drink. To make it palatable, we had to add whisky. By diligent effort, I learned to like it.” ~Winston Churchhill Tonight was a nice quiet night at La Casa Gibb. My direct drive digital turntable was spinning quietly with a recently purchased 180 gram vinyl pressing of Grateful Dead … Continue reading Springbank 18 Single Malt Scotch
Every great Bourbon, or in this case Rye, has a good story and mine has nothing to do with the distillation of a truly American spirit. We all have a story about how we met some cool people at one point and had a good time, but I have been fortunate enough for one of … Continue reading Col. E.H. Taylor Jr. Straight Rye