Bargain Bin Fridays #8, Lauder’s Blended Scotch Whisky

In 2009, Sazerac purchased a company called Barton Brands which had a large line mostly of "affordable" spirits like Fleischmann's Vodka and Gin, Ten High Bourbon and the wonderfully named Mr. Boston Five Star Canadian (the mind reels). Also in the line-up is Lauder's Blended Scotch Whisky, which according to the incredibly brief amount of information given, … Continue reading Bargain Bin Fridays #8, Lauder’s Blended Scotch Whisky

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Bargain Bin Fridays #7, Early Times Kentucky Whisky

What exactly constitutes an "early time"? 4:30am is an awfully early time, years of getting up for far-away bike races gave me a deep dread of the alarm going off at that hour (and a half). 3:00am still seems like the middle of the night for some reason, whereas 4:30am somehow qualifies as the morning … Continue reading Bargain Bin Fridays #7, Early Times Kentucky Whisky

Bargain Bin Fridays #6, Lord Calvert Canadian Canadian Whisky

I was just as surprised to learn there actually was a Lord Calvert as I was to learn there was a Lord Calvert Canadian Canadian Whisky. As it turns out, George Calvert was the first Lord Baltimore (though definitely not the best, see below...seriously) and the 8th Proprietary Governor of Newfoundland. He started his political … Continue reading Bargain Bin Fridays #6, Lord Calvert Canadian Canadian Whisky

Bargain Bin Fridays #3, Ancient Age Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

Just to prove that I'm not just a mean-spirited, masochistic hack who's out to insult bad whisky makers and destroy my liver at the same time, for this installment of Bargain Bin Fridays, I thought I'd give an old school, mildly respected bourbon a try. After all, it is called "Bargain Bin Fridays" not "Wince … Continue reading Bargain Bin Fridays #3, Ancient Age Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review