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The Price of the Experience

by TW Wrighton November 3, 2018
Last year, months before I had left for a year-long deployment, I had an opportunity to sip an exceptional whisky. It’s not often that I get to drink something this special and that dram presently holds the position of the best whisky that I have ever tasted, (for now). This is the story of how […]

Great Whiskey, Better Moments: WBSE Kentucky Round Up 2018

by Andrew Owenon October 15, 2018
This past weekend, over 100 people from across the nation converged upon Louisville, Kentucky for the first annual WBSE Kentucky Round Up.  As whiskey lovers poured into the city via land and sky throughout the day on Thursday, the unsuspecting riverside city had no idea that it was about to play host to one of […]

Bullfrog Chicken and Monongahela Rye

by TW Wrighton May 10, 2018
I have many times before tried to decide what food would pair well with a particular whiskey. Usually it’s scotch paired with a cheese or smoked beef, pork, or even chocolate. This afternoon though, I tried to pair the perfect whiskey with a food. This may seem a natural way to proceed for wine enthusiast, […]
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New Whiskey Watch: Old Forester Kentucky Straight Rye

by Andrew Owenon April 28, 2018
Brown-Forman (Old Forester’s parent company) recently submitted a label for a new Old Forester Kentucky straight rye whiskey to the TTB for approval (see the image above, taken straight from the TTB website).  Remember, just because a label is submitted to the TTB for approval, there is no guarantee that the whiskey will be released, […]

New Bourbon Alert: Booker’s 30th Anniversary

by Andrew Owenon April 20, 2018
The TTB recently approved a label submitted by Beam-Suntory for Booker’s 30th Anniversary Bourbon (see the picture above, taken directly from the TTB website .  Carrying a 16 year age statement, this batch of Booker’s would be more than twice as old as regular Booker’s batches, and 5 years older than the previous oldest release, Booker’s […]

New Bourbon Rumor: Larceny Barrel Proof

by Andrew Owenon April 13, 2018
Wheater fans, start rejoicing!  A label for Larceny Barrel Proof just passed through the TTB today (see the picture above, taken directly from the TTB’s website) making a release sometime in 2018 seem likely.  Keep in mind that just because a distiller submits a label for TTB approval, there is no guarantee that the whiskey […]
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Back That Glass Up!

by Greg Kevorkianon April 4, 2018
There are many articles and posts all over the internet detailing the “perfect” whiskey/whisky glass and why you should be using it instead of what’s in your cabinet. These reasons range from the scientific properties highlighting the delivery of whiskey chemicals to your senses, to traditional elitists suggesting “you’re doing it wrong” if you don’t […]

Why Above-Retail Whiskey Pricing Is Not So Bad

by Brett Mullinson March 23, 2018
Anyone who has been a whiskey drinker for very long has likely come across bottles of whiskey on a shelf at prices higher than retail – often much higher.  The first reaction is often outrage.  How dare they try to rip us off?  But, as so often is the case with complicated issues, the fair […]

All MGP Ryes Taste the Same! No They Don’t! Yes They Do…

by TW Wrighton March 18, 2018
There are a lot of people out there that will assert that all Midwest Grain Products of Indiana, (MGP) based rye whiskies on the market taste the same. And there are just as many folks that will defend the Non-Distilling Producers that sell these MGP whiskeys stating that they all taste differently. They’re both wrong! […]
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What is Maryland Rye?

by TW Wrighton February 25, 2018
  What is Maryland Rye? By TW Wright Since the beginning of the Colonial days in America, Marylanders were trailblazing what would become the state’s signature style of rye whiskey.  In the decades leading up to Prohibition, Maryland along with Pennsylvania and Kentucky, were leading the nation in the production of distilled spirits, and the […]