Old Grand-Dad Bottled in Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

Old Grand-Dad Bourbon has a long and storied past, and could arguably be considered a pillar of American whiskey, given the names of the people and companies involved in its history. The Old Grand-Dad in question here is actually Basil Hayden. And yes, that's the same Basil Hayden that Basil Hayden's Bourbon is named after, … Continue reading Old Grand-Dad Bottled in Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Review

Knob Creek Kentucky Straight Bourbon – Reivew

  Back when I knew very little about whisk(e)y, Knob Creek Bourbon held a special place in my heart. Even then, I liked whisky quite a bit, but mostly for all the wrong reasons. I enjoyed whisky's ability to intoxicate (in moderation, of course) and I embraced whisky's literary endorsements as some kind hall pass when my … Continue reading Knob Creek Kentucky Straight Bourbon – Reivew

Jim Beam Black – Review

(I have to give acknowledge and give a proper word of thanks to the main source of info for this post, Chuck Cowdery's book Bourbon, Straight) Tracing the Beam family's influence on American whiskey-making is a bit like those sections of the bible that ramble on for pages telling you that so-and-so begat so-and-so, and so-and-so … Continue reading Jim Beam Black – Review

Jim Beam Straight Rye Whiskey – Review

I guess it's Bargain Hunter Friday around here. I picked up a bottle of Jim's...may I call you Jim?...Rye a while back just on a lark.  It was cheap, the bottle looks like something you could really use in a good bar fight (though admittedly, I've never been in a bar fight so what do … Continue reading Jim Beam Straight Rye Whiskey – Review