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

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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

Evan Williams Single Barrel, 2007 Vintage – Review

*I don't think this qualifies as an "archival bourbon" review, but please note the whiskey in this review is a slightly older, limited bottling and likely not readily available today. While newer Evan Williams Single Barrel vintages are available, they will not be the same as the one reviewed here. This was one of my … Continue reading Evan Williams Single Barrel, 2007 Vintage – Review

Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin – Review

Whenever anything longer than two or three sentences is written about Bombay Sapphire there are always the requisite mentions about the brand single-handedly rescuing gin from the pits of decrepitude or something similar and mildly hyperbolic, yet also apparently fairly accurate. In the mid-80's, as far as I can remember, gin had been relegated to … Continue reading Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin – Review

Tyrconnell 15 Year Old Madeira Cask Finish Irish Single Malt Whiskey – Review

*Sincere thanks to Tyrconnell and Savona Communications for the sample. Along with being a well-known resort, a popular stop for transatlantic cruise ships, and the birthplace of the inimitable Ana da Silva of the Raincoats among other things, the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira is the only place that can legally (according to the EU) produce Madeira, it's namesake … Continue reading Tyrconnell 15 Year Old Madeira Cask Finish Irish Single Malt Whiskey – Review

Rossville Union Master Crafted Barrel Proof Straight Rye Whiskey – Review

*Sincere thanks to MGP Ingredients and Gregory White PR for the sample. It will shock most of you to learn that the Rossville Union Master Crafted Barrel Proof Straight Rye Whiskey differs from the Rossville Union Master Crafted Straight Rye Whiskey in alcoholic strength. Yes, I know, please...try to control yourselves. The latter rye whiskey from MGP was bottled … Continue reading Rossville Union Master Crafted Barrel Proof Straight Rye Whiskey – Review

Rossville Union Master Crafted Straight Rye Whiskey – Review

*Sincere thanks to MGP and Gregory+Vine PR for the sample. It's a well-known fact that Midwest Grain Products of Indiana (MGP) formerly known as Lawrenceburg Distillers Indiana (LDI), formerly known as the Jos. E. Seagram Lawrenceburg Plant, is responsible for a great many whiskeys one sees out on the shelves. They have been providing some very … Continue reading Rossville Union Master Crafted Straight Rye Whiskey – Review