Four Roses 130th Anniversary Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon

Every fall, Four Roses releases a limited edition barrel strength small batch bourbon. Last year's Al Young edition got rave views from me and many others. This year's batch tends to focus on the moral floral yeast strains Four Roses uses, specifically the F and V yeasts. However, they threw in some 16 year old … Continue reading Four Roses 130th Anniversary Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon

Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond – Fall 2018 9 year old Black Label Release

While the Pappy and BTAC bottles have not yet made it to Alexandria, Louisiana yet, I did get lucky enough to pick up the fall release of Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond. The fall releases come with a black label, the spring with a green label, and distillery releases with a red label. I really … Continue reading Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond – Fall 2018 9 year old Black Label Release

My Vacation Bottle: Barrell Bourbon Batch 16: The triumphant return of a little MGP Bourbon to the mix for outstanding results

I have been out in San Francisco for my brother's wedding, so of course the first place I hit was a liquor store when I arrived Thursday afternoon. I went to the Whisky Shop, a very serious importer of Scotch to the United States. I picked up a bottle of Single Cask Nation Glenrothes 8 … Continue reading My Vacation Bottle: Barrell Bourbon Batch 16: The triumphant return of a little MGP Bourbon to the mix for outstanding results

Take A Deep Dive Into Fine Irish Whiskey in New Orleans and Support a Great Cause

Catherine and I are in New Orleans on a long weekend getaway, arriving here Thursday night to meet up with dear friends of mine from college. In any event, we ended up howling at the moon after a lovely dinner at Bayona Thursday night, and Catherine and I were up to an earlier start than … Continue reading Take A Deep Dive Into Fine Irish Whiskey in New Orleans and Support a Great Cause

If I were a Senator having a bourbon on this Friday night what would I be thinking; thoughts on the Kavanaugh/Ford Drama

This blog is not political. It is about whiskey, and generally affiliated with the cocktail party and not the Republican or Democratic Party. However, all of the events over the past two weeks surrounding our Supreme Court have been weighing heavily on my mind, so I hope this side track into political and legal issues … Continue reading If I were a Senator having a bourbon on this Friday night what would I be thinking; thoughts on the Kavanaugh/Ford Drama

Whiskey Wednesday: Booker’s vs. Booker’s and Bemoaning The Fact That I Can Never Sit On the Supreme Court

It has been an interesting week, so far, professionally and personally. So after a delightful dinner of bacon wrapped sirloin steaks I picked up on a whim last weekend at Wal Mart, served with steamed asparagus and roasted potatoes, topped with a rosemary red wine sauce I whipped up, I decided to compare two editions … Continue reading Whiskey Wednesday: Booker’s vs. Booker’s and Bemoaning The Fact That I Can Never Sit On the Supreme Court