My love of all things Ireland started in 2001 when my college golf team took a trip over to the Emerald Isle to play three years worth of golf in ten days. I had just turned 21 and had never had a drink (hold that thought while I get struck by lightning). I played Adare … Continue reading A wee nip of the good stuff (from Ireland)
"Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth." ~Jules Verne Bradley Drell wrote a wonderful review last night that got me thinking this morning. It's 6:29am on Saturday, September 14th and bourbon is the first thing … Continue reading Pinhook and a glimpse across the horizon
“Give an Irishman lager for a month, and he’s a dead man. An Irishman is lined with copper, and the beer corrodes it. But whiskey polishes the copper and is the saving of him.” ~Mark Twain Alright, I know what you're going to say. Gibby's lost his fucking mind. Everyone knows I love all … Continue reading Redbreast Lustau Edition (Sherry Finish)
I had a long chat with one of my close friends about the merits of port barrel finished bourbon and we determined that if done correctly they are excellent, but even done correctly they do have a fairly unique quality to them that honestly isn’t for everyone. This brings me back to an earlier point … Continue reading Boondocks 8 Year Port Barrel Finish American Whiskey
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.