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How to Celebrate National Bourbon Day 2018

In Banter by Patrick "Pops" GarrettLeave a Comment

Happy National Bourbon Day 2018! We hope your day is off to a great start and that you started your day with a nice shot of America’s native spirit while enjoying scanning the morning’s news headlines. We know that National Bourbon Day is not an official U.S. holiday so all you holiday haters can relax. But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy it and do something special to celebrate. Right? To help you make the most of your day we’ve got a few ideas that we’d like to share with you this year. We hope you enjoy them and share them with your fellow bourbon lovers.

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Frérot Cognac XO Assemblage de Crus Review

In Cognac Reviews by Lee Stang1 Comment

like an occasional XO Cognac. In my opinion, the opportunity to sit and sip a Louis XIII Cognac is one of the most incredible spirits experiences one can have. Of course, Louis is far above a XO Cognac. After reading the story of how the Frérot XO Cognac came to be (see the Brand Notes), I was very excited to try this. The nose on this Cognac is fabulous with a mixture of sweet, smoke and spice. It says this is one great pour.

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Duke Cannon Big American Bourbon Soap Review

In Gear Reviews by Brett Atlas1 Comment

Some people just can’t get enough Bourbon. There are candles you can light to fill your room with the magical scents of the rick house. There are Pappy Van Winkle barrel fermented cigars you can smoke that have literally been paired for you. And now Duke Cannon brings you a bar of soap containing Buffalo Trace Bourbon and ground corn so you can bathe with your favorite spirit – the Big American Bourbon Soap. I had originally intended this to be a video hands-on review, but my wife would have none of that. You’re welcome.

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Talisker Storm Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky Review

In Scotch Whiskey Reviews by Jeffrey SchwartzLeave a Comment

The first thing that hits the nostrils is the smoky peat, and that becomes prevalent before you’ve even finished pouring it from the bottle to the glass. Once poured, the appearance is a lovely gold. Swirling it creates a thinner rim that yields very slow, fat legs.

Talisker Storm also has an amazing, silky mouthfeel. The whisky flows everywhere over the palate, making it easy to get a real sense of the flavors underneath the peat. There is an almost non-existent burn despite its ABV.

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Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon Review

In Bourbon Whiskey Reviews by Patrick "Pops" Garrett5 Comments

Let me start by saying that if tasting blind, this would be a perfectly drinkable whiskey. I wouldn’t spit it out and pawn it off on someone else. I would drink it. Moreover, if you poured me another glass, I would drink that as well. However, the reality is that I didn’t drink it blindly. I drank it knowing quite well that it retailed for $110 and came in a fancy decanter. So thus, my expectations were set high – as they should be based on the packaging and pricing.

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Booze and Vinyl Book Review

In Book Reviews by Luke CastleLeave a Comment

Ok, so a little tease using our bourbon review format but what is this book all about? It’s a fun way to approach pairing cocktails and music. It takes things a little over the top but if you are going to throw a listening party I think this offers a nice blueprint to follow. The book offers tips on what bar items to stock, how to prepare a wide variety of cocktails and suggestions on when to play what albums. They offer more then 50 recipes that use 2 or 3 ingredients, so you can choose how complex you want to get with the pairings.