Despite knowing that a number of humorless curmudgeons find this kind of thing annoying, I've always enjoyed concocting some cockamamie story about some preposterous whisky-related something or other for April Fool's Day. I've enjoyed it despite occasionally not going far enough, or perhaps more accurately, underestimating how ridiculously far the whisky/booze/bar industry goes and ending … Continue reading Obligatory April Fool’s Day Whisky Blog Post.
The legend goes that Jack Daniel, the founder of Jack Daniel's Distillery and Tennessee Sippin' Whiskey, hauled off and kicked his safe one morning in 1905 when he couldn't remember the combination. A bad memory is no reason to exact violence on an innocent safe, especially not an innocent safe probably made of steel and … Continue reading Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey – Review
Okay, before any of the whisky grammar police start yammering at me for spelling Tennessee whisky without an "e", let me just point out that it was old George Dickel, himself, that wanted to spell it like that. He was trying to make the point that his whisky was as smooth as any Scotch whisky, … Continue reading George Dickel Barrel Select Tennessee Whisky – Review
Only in America could you have a world-famous distillery planted smack-dab in the middle of a dry county. I guess it should come as no surprise to anyone that our nasty puritanical streak can only be usurped by the lure of the almighty dollar. With that in mind, I'd like to think that the counties … Continue reading Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey – Review