Four Roses Yellow Label Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey- Review

*Sincere thanks to LB and the Baddish Group for the sample. It would probably not be considered going too far out on a limb to say that Four Roses' history is one of the murkiest and most confusing in the world of whisk(e)y. Interestingly, it should also be noted that, today, the distillery and brand is … Continue reading Four Roses Yellow Label Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey- Review

Four Roses Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

*Sincere Thanks to LB and the Baddish Group for the sample. When the Earth was young, full of torrents of fire and inclement weather, behemoth liquor companies sought out their marketing teams, troglodyte and dour, and entreated them with a quest that was at once high-minded and nefarious. The marketing teams' eyes shone with fearful … Continue reading Four Roses Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

San Francisco’s WhiskyWeek, 2011

In San Francisco, New York, and Chicago, the week before The Whisky Advocate's WhiskyFest (Oct. 7, Nov. 1, Mar. 23, respectively) is affectionately known as WhiskyWeek. I know, I know, around your house as it is around my house...every week is whisky week, but in these towns, the days around the big expo are packed … Continue reading San Francisco’s WhiskyWeek, 2011

Bourbon & Rye at 18 Reasons

I'm happy to say the event is sold out!  Third sell out in a row... I'll be leading a Bourbon & Rye tasting/class at 18 Reasons on Tuesday, March 22. We'll take an introductory look at these two distinctly American spirits, talk a bit about their history and taste 3 examples of each including Evan Williams … Continue reading Bourbon & Rye at 18 Reasons

Bay Area Whisky Events, January 2011

A new year, a new month, a couple of whisky events here in the Bay Area to check out... Robert Burns Supper with Robin Coupar presented by Skyy Spirits and Whiskies of the World Expo "A traditional Burns Supper to honor Scotland's beloved Bard. The evening includes a Bag Piper to parade the Haggis, the … Continue reading Bay Area Whisky Events, January 2011

More Upcoming Bay Area Whisky Events – The K&L Wines Version

From the large, oaken desk of K&L Wine Merchants' esteemed spirits guru, David Driscoll, these upcoming events... Four Roses Bourbon Tasting with Jim Rutledge "Come meet Four Rose's Master Distiller Jim Rutledge and taste some Four Roses Bourbon as we get ready for WhiskyFest SF. Bring a bottle of our soon-to-be-released Four Rose's K&L Single … Continue reading More Upcoming Bay Area Whisky Events – The K&L Wines Version