Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey Small Batch Rye – Review

*Sincere thanks to Kilbeggan and Savona Communications for the sample. While the idea of "Irish rye" may sound like the Irish whiskey industry scrambling to cash in on not just its own rising popularity, but that of American rye whiskey as well, it's actually something of a return to tradition, to a style of Irish … Continue reading Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey Small Batch Rye – Review

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Yellowstone Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

When I first started writing about this one, I spent a fair amount of time going down a rabbit hole or wolf hole or elk hole researching the history of the Northern Rocky Mountains wolf (Canis lupus irremotus) in Yellowstone Park. Suffice it to say, the post was getting a bit too unwieldy and un-whiskey-related. … Continue reading Yellowstone Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

Wyoming Whiskey’s Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey – Review

*Sincere thanks to Wyoming Whiskey and Colangelo PR for the sample. Someone very near and dear to me grew up on the plains of South Dakota and Wyoming. Many years/lifetimes ago, on a monumental cross-country drive west, I remember him, upon emerging from I-80's trip through the almost unbearable flatness of Nebraska, practically breathing a … Continue reading Wyoming Whiskey’s Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey – Review

George Remus Repeal Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Series II – Review

**Sincere thanks to MGP Ingredients and Gregory + Vine PR for the sample. A man named Morris Sheppard, a Democratic senator from Texas, is occasionally referred to as "the father of Prohibition" because of his involvement in three pieces of legislation during the 1910's. He co-authored 1913's Webb-Kenyon Act which regulated the interstate shipment and … Continue reading George Remus Repeal Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Series II – Review

Ramazzotti Amaro – Review

This amaro is a little over two hundred years old. Well, ok, not this particular amaro being reviewed right here. This particular amaro being reviewed right here is maybe a year old, give or take a few months. The Ramazzotti brand however, was created in 1815 in Milan by Ausano Ramazzotti, making it one of the … Continue reading Ramazzotti Amaro – Review

Old Ezra 7 Year Old Barrel Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

*Sincere thanks to Lux Row Distillers and Common Ground PR for the sample. Luxco's Ezra Brooks brand has a relatively fascinating history. Established in the latter half of the 1950's, Ezra Brooks' made-up name, label, and bottle shape were deliberately designed to take advantage of Jack Daniels' popularity. Predictably, things got downright litigious. While the … Continue reading Old Ezra 7 Year Old Barrel Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

Whisky-Related Stocking Stuffers for 2018

I'm just going to be straight up honest here, I really don't feel like combing the interwebs for cool whisky/booze stuff. Whisky/booze is very popular at the moment, which means there's a lot of whisky/booze related stuff out there. Most of it is of the pretty dull/seen-it-before variety and I just don't have the patience … Continue reading Whisky-Related Stocking Stuffers for 2018