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Mash Bill Truffle Collection Review

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  Disclaimer: For this review I was sent samples of the chocolates, Templeton Rye and Four Roses Single Barrel for pairing purposes.    Father’s Day is coming and you could do a lot worse than getting Dad a box of the Mash Bill Truffle Collection from Vosges. The Collection contains a dozen truffles: 2 Whiskey: Templeton rye whiskey + tart cherry + tobacco + 62% cacao dark chocolate 2 Bourbon: toasted pecans + Four Roses single barrel bourbon + 45% deep milk chocolate 2 Scotch: coconut & cocoa nib caramel + Bruichladdich Port Charlotte scotch + 45% deep milk chocolate 3 Stout: Rogue chocolate …

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Duke’s Beef Jerky Review: The Bourbon Edition

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Beef and bourbon. Bourbon and beef. No matter how you say it those two words are magical. So it’s only natural that people who make beef jerky would create products that feature bourbon. One only needs to visit the Jim Beam American Stillhouse to find out just how big of a market there is for bourbon flavored jerky. Jim Beam jerky to be exact. So when the folks at Duke’s reached out to offer us some samples to try of their Honey Bourbon Beef Jerky and Bourbon Glaze Beef Steak Strips we were glad to accept. As you read my Duke’s …

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That Bourbon Ketchup: Spiked Ketchup For Grownups

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Disclosure: A bottle of That Bourbon Ketchup was provided by That Sauce Company for Bourbon & Banter to review. Before I even start this review, I feel I should disclose the following: I’m not the biggest fan of ketchup. I don’t hate ketchup, but compared to many of my friends, who put ketchup on everything from eggs to hash browns and burgers to hot dogs, I’m rather simple. I dip my fries in ketchup, and that’s about it. However, a bourbon spiked ketchup? That’s a different story. But first, a little background on That Bourbon Ketchup. That Bourbon Ketchup is …

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Thank God for Bourbon, Chocolate & Art Eatables

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Long-time readers of Bourbon & Banter may recall a post I did months ago singing the praises of Art Eatables’ bourbon truffles. They were, and still are, the best bourbon chocolates I’ve ever eaten. But what’s even more impressive about Art Eatables is how founders, Kelly and Forest, have taken their love of bourbon and chocolate and built a business that is truly in sync with what’s going on within the bourbon industry. I’ve watched their progress over the last 12+months as they went from a home-based operation to opening a store (always a risky move) and building relationships with …

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Bourbon Truffles – Proof that God Exists

In Food Stuff Reviews by Patrick "Pops" Garrett3 Comments

Maybe it’s the Catholic upbringing but I feel the need to make a confession.  I’ve never been a fan of liquor infused chocolates or candy. Whether it’s liquor cordials or bourbon balls I can’t say that I’ve been a fan. I’ll eat them but you won’t find me seeking them out or every claiming to have a “hankering” for them. So when I was contacted by Kelly at Art Eatables asking me if I’d be interested in sampling her Bourbon Truffles I was a little concerned. I love doing reviews and sharing my opinions with others but I prefer to be able …