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Bourbon Bachelor: Pairing KFC’s Zinger Sandwich with Kentucky’s Finest

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If honoring your calling is the only true way to live, then today is the first day I can say with certainty that I am alive. Because pairing fried chicken with bourbon is what I was born to do.

Last week Kentucky Fried Chicken approached Bourbon & Banter with a challenge: pair their new Zinger Sandwich with Kentucky’s other darling, bourbon.

However, what ensued became less of a pairing and more competition between my meager selections of bourbons for who could match the Zinger’s spicy step? For who could bring out the best in her?! FOR WHOOO COULD WITH SHE TANGO?!?

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Drizly Alcohol Delivery: A Win for Pants-less Drinking

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Disclaimer: Drizly provided us with a coupon for product and delivery to test their service. I appreciate their willingness to allow Bourbon & Banter to review their service with no strings attached or pants required. Thank you. You know what blows? Wearing pants. Specifically, the social obligation to do so in order to consume alcohol in public. Judge me if you must, but I am hard pressed to believe anyone enjoys wearing pants while drinking. They are a very restrictive piece of clothing that does not lend itself well to excessive bloating. Take a minute to reflect on the history of …

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A Wet Drunk Midwestern Summer (a tale of Tiki Cocktails)

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Note: Thanks to the fine folks at The Countryman Press for providing us with a copy of Tiki Drinks for review and giveaway with no strings attached. We might be at the un-official end-of-summer, but we’re still in the thick of it. The wet, hot, hair-glued-to-your-forehead, soggy crotch thick of it. Don’t pretend you don’t know what I’m talking about. It’s a classic Midwestern Summer. The only way to survive a Midwestern Summer? Inebriation. Constant inebriation, from June all the way through August. (September if you want to play it safe). Which brings me to why we are here: you …

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Jim Beam Kentucky Fire Review

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Folks, we’re in the middle of the Great Bastardization of Whiskey. If you don’t believe me, then you’ve been drunk under a rock for the past three years. (And maybe you’re better for it.) We don’t just have whiskey anymore. We have honey, apple, peach, brown sugar, maple syrup, and toffee cookie candy land crème puff whiskey. All right, so maybe that last one’s not a thing yet, but we were making the same joke about cupcake vodka five years ago. It’s only a matter of time. Flavored whiskey has been around since ol’ Jimmy Russell gave us American Honey, but over the past few years …