Old Forester Straight Rye Whiskey – Review

There will be a time and a place for delving deeper into the long history of the Old Forester brand, but this post is neither the time nor the place. Well, maybe this post is a little bit of the time and the place. Old Forester's historical claim to fame is that it was the … Continue reading Old Forester Straight Rye Whiskey – Review

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Yellowstone 2018 Limited Edition Kentucky Straight Bourbon – Review

*Sincere thanks to Limestone Branch Distillery and Common Ground PR for the sample. Luxco and Limestone Branch Distillery’s revitalization of the Yellowstone brand has created not just a great story, but some great bourbon as well. If you’d like, you can catch up here on all the juicy details with my write-up of the 2016 limited edition Yellowstone. … Continue reading Yellowstone 2018 Limited Edition Kentucky Straight Bourbon – Review

Wyoming Whiskey’s Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey – Review

*Sincere thanks to Wyoming Whiskey and Colangelo PR for the sample. Someone very near and dear to me grew up on the plains of South Dakota and Wyoming. Many years/lifetimes ago, on a monumental cross-country drive west, I remember him, upon emerging from I-80's trip through the almost unbearable flatness of Nebraska, practically breathing a … Continue reading Wyoming Whiskey’s Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey – Review

George Remus Repeal Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Series II – Review

**Sincere thanks to MGP Ingredients and Gregory + Vine PR for the sample. A man named Morris Sheppard, a Democratic senator from Texas, is occasionally referred to as "the father of Prohibition" because of his involvement in three pieces of legislation during the 1910's. He co-authored 1913's Webb-Kenyon Act which regulated the interstate shipment and … Continue reading George Remus Repeal Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Series II – Review

Tyrconnell 15 Year Old Madeira Cask Finish Irish Single Malt Whiskey – Review

*Sincere thanks to Tyrconnell and Savona Communications for the sample. Along with being a well-known resort, a popular stop for transatlantic cruise ships, and the birthplace of the inimitable Ana da Silva of the Raincoats among other things, the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira is the only place that can legally (according to the EU) produce Madeira, it's namesake … Continue reading Tyrconnell 15 Year Old Madeira Cask Finish Irish Single Malt Whiskey – Review

Minnesota Spirits Fest 2018

Minnesota was perhaps a little late to join the swell of craft distilleries in this country. It wasn't until 2011, when legislation passed significantly lowering the fee to open a distillery, that the state's own craft spirits boom finally got its fuse lit. It was about time, too as Minnesota has quite a bit to … Continue reading Minnesota Spirits Fest 2018

Stranahan’s Original Colorado Single Malt Whiskey – Review

*Sincere thanks to Stranahan's and Exposure PR for the sample. The summer before last, I had the opportunity to visit Denver, CO and Stranahan's Distillery for their first Cask Thief event. It was a great opportunity to see a bit of the area and get to know this elder statesman of American single malt whiskey … Continue reading Stranahan’s Original Colorado Single Malt Whiskey – Review