Whiskey on Ice 2017 Wrap-up

*A sincere thank you to MG and Whiskey On Ice for providing me with the media pass. As Minnesota's only really big whiskey show, Whiskey on Ice has, over the last three years, established itself as being an informative, festive, bankable good time. Since the first edition in 2015, the well-run event has grown consistently, … Continue reading Whiskey on Ice 2017 Wrap-up

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

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

Four Roses Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

If you've spent any time at all reading this blog, you know that, from time to time, I like to gingerly dip my toes into whisky history, distillery info, regional arcana, fun stories of excruciating regret, preposterous heroism, and petty minutia. Hell, I don't know why...probably because I like lore and information and often there's … Continue reading Four Roses Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review