The website calls this “Not only one of the world’s best bourbons, Lusty Claw is one of the World’s best whiskey’s”. What it should say is “We know the stuff in the bottle is terrible so we spent all of our money on a really cool bottle.”
Boondocks American Whiskey Cask Strength 127 Proof has distinctive aromas of rich caramel and vanilla. A robust and pleasantly aggressive palate is highlighted by fall spices and oak that leaves a long-lasting finish. This expression received a Gold Medal/91 Points in the Los Angeles International Spirits Competition 2016 and Best of Category in the Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2016.
Aged for 11 years in American white oak barrel in Kentucky, Boondocks American Whiskey 95 Proof is made from corn, rye, and malt. Light in color but rich, nuanced and complex, fruitiness and exotic spices enhance some of the subtler aromatic characteristics like the toasted marshmallow oak barrel notes. Mouthfeel is creamy and buttery with a long, pleasant finish. Overall, the whiskey is spicy and warm but does not burn and is sweet like cotton candy.
Shhhh, don’t speak of this loudly. Nobody will admit it anyway so it’s probably not worth mentioning. There might just be a bourbon bubble.
What?!?! No way. This is just getting started. We haven’t even reached the distilling levels of the 70’s! This time, it’s different!
There it is, the 4 words that are a surefire sign that declares that it isn’t different and it’s a cycle like all others. Business and financial cycles have been happening like this since The Great Tulip Mania of 1637. Haven’t heard of it? A quick Bing search (my wife works for Microsoft and also proofreads my posts, sorry) will get you up to speed but the gist of that mania was simple. Tulip bulbs got exciting and everyone went crazy buying and trading them.
Bourbon FoMO – Fear of Missing OutView Post
You know the feeling. You hear from a buddy that ABC Liquor store got a case of Elmer T Lee. You drop what you are doing and rush to the store. Walking in you notice someone walking out with a square bottle in a brown paper bag. Your heart sinks a little. Can’t be the last one. You find the bourbon section and start scanning, hoping. Who the hell organized these shelves?!? Why is there Jameson between a bottle of Knob Creek and Basil Hayden’s?!? You scan the shelves as your hope slowly fades. You walk quickly to the counter hoping to get a little help. The friendly clerk knows your dilemma but isn’t sure if there are any left. They check the computer inventory and it shows 1 bottle! But where is it? It’s not on the shelf and not in the office. Must’ve sold out, sorry.
These days it is getting more and more difficult to figure out what to try when you are feeling a little adventurous in the Bourbon aisle. There is the temptation to go back to the brands and bottles you know and love. They call your name and you think of all the great times you’ve had together. Then you see something new. A work of art for a label; a bottle design that you assume costs more than the liquid inside. You want to try it but in the back of your mind you worry about the risk that the …
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