High West Campfire, Batch 5 – Review

Growing up, the place where I spent a lot of time in the summer had the prerequisite stone-ringed campfire pit, just past the clothesline drooping with swimsuits and towels. The campfire was on the edge of some woods, beech nut and maple trees with wild leeks beneath. Not too far inside the woods, the ground … Continue reading High West Campfire, Batch 5 – Review

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Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye Canadian Whisky – Review

If you were to, let's say, come up with a "world restaurant of the year" award, it would seem an awfully broad category, would it not? An award with a title that vague would have to include the Red Lobsters and Applebees of the world right next to the Nomas and French Laundries because, after all they … Continue reading Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye Canadian Whisky – Review

Sazerac 18 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, 2014 Buffalo trace Antique Collection – Review

*Thank you very much to AP and Buffalo Trace for the samples! I'm not ashamed to admit that until earlier this year, I didn't know that the Sazerac 18 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, featured yearly in Buffalo Trace's Antique Collection, isn't a different whiskey every year, but instead is a yearly allocation of a … Continue reading Sazerac 18 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, 2014 Buffalo trace Antique Collection – Review

Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey, Buffalo Trace 2014 Antique Collection – Review

 *Thank you very much to AP and Buffalo Trace for the samples! If you'd like a little background/historical info on Thomas H. Handy, check out my review of the 2011 release. Just to pique your interest, I'll say that there's a coffee shop, bitters, rye whiskey, and a guy named Thomas involved. The 2014 release of the Thomas H. … Continue reading Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey, Buffalo Trace 2014 Antique Collection – Review

High West Whiskey – Son of Bourye -Review

http://youtu.be/C10bE4yGPMw The biggest problem I have with High West's Son of Bourye is that every time I see or hear the name I think of this classic bit from the Simpsons. Actually, now that I think of it, that's not really a problem. The name also makes me think of the Vaselines' song "Son of a … Continue reading High West Whiskey – Son of Bourye -Review

American Whiskey, Bourbon and Rye – Book Review

American whiskey, particularly bourbon, is experiencing an explosion in popularity not seen since...well, not ever seen, really. Our little brown spirit was practically left for dead in the 70's. In the late 80's/early 90's it started to claw its way back into favor, and today, it's selling like mad, and not just domestically. Unfortunately, it's … Continue reading American Whiskey, Bourbon and Rye – Book Review

Sazerac 18 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, 2013 Buffalo trace Antique Collection – Review

*Thank you very much to AP and Buffalo Trace for the samples! Saving the best for last, or at least my favorite for last, the Sazerac 18 Year Old wraps up the reviews of the 2013 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection. Once again, as is now expected, this proved to be a terrifically high quality group … Continue reading Sazerac 18 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, 2013 Buffalo trace Antique Collection – Review

Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey, Buffalo Trace 2013 Antique Collection – Review

*Thank you very much to AP and Buffalo Trace for the samples! For more thrilling, death-defying background/historical info on Thomas H. Handy, feel free to check out my review of the 2011 release. The 2013 release of the Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey is, like previous editions, the youngster of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, being … Continue reading Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey, Buffalo Trace 2013 Antique Collection – Review

Anchor Distilling’s Old Potrero 18th Century Spirit – Review

Finally, a chance to write about the history of a place I've actually spent a fair amount of time in! The "Portrero" in Anchor Distilling's Old Potrero 18th Century Spirit refers to the area/neighborhood on the east side of San Francisco where the Anchor Brewery and Distillery currently resides. Today, it's referred to as Potrero Hill, … Continue reading Anchor Distilling’s Old Potrero 18th Century Spirit – Review

Sazerac 18 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, 2011 Buffalo trace Antique Collection – Review

*Thank you very much to AP and Buffalo Trace for the samples! Since I started with the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection's Thomas Handy release (ol' Tom being the founder of Buffalo Trace's parent company Sazerac), it seems only fitting (if not a little confusing) to end with the Sazerac 18 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye … Continue reading Sazerac 18 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, 2011 Buffalo trace Antique Collection – Review