HOME BASE BOURBON Batch 11 (2019) blended from three New American Oak 30-gallon barrels, all Medium Char #3 MASH BILL … Continue reading Flight: Three Whiskeys From Home Base Spirits
My first encounter with Home Base Spirits was a batch of their namesake bourbon, which I picked up in 2016 … Continue reading Interview: Ali and Sam Blatteis / Home Base Spirits
Truthiness and the Ethics of Marketing plus new notes on Bertie’s Bear Gulch Bourbon Whiskey is known for its stories, … Continue reading Good story. But is it good whiskey?
TOM’S FOOLERY CASK STRENGTH BOURBON K&L Single Barrel #121 (2019) MASH BILL – 56% corn, 25% rye, 19% barley PROOF … Continue reading Revisiting: Tom’s Foolery Cask Strength Bourbon
FOUR ROSES BARREL STRENGTH SiB OBSK Selected by Bounty Hunter, Napa Valley, CA, 2016 MASH BILL – 60% corn, 35% … Continue reading Four Roses Barrel Strength Single Barrel OBSK
I believe we should. I’ve come to appreciate how whiskey is a conversation starter, an enabler of new understandings. It’s other things … Continue reading Disputing Taste
OLD POTRERO STRAIGHT MALT WHISKEY 2017 K&L store pick, finished in a chardonnay cask MASH BILL – 100% Rye PROOF … Continue reading Bottle Kill: The 1st Old Potrero Straight Malt Whiskey Single Barrel
HAKUSHU 12 Single malt Japanese whisky MASH BILL – unknown PROOF – 86 AGE – 12 years DISTILLERY – Hakushu … Continue reading Comparison: Hakushu 12 / Writers’ Tears Double Oak / And…!
KNOB CREEK SINGLE BARREL RYE Barrel #5781 selected by K&L (2018) MASH BILL – Unstated (rumored “barely legal,” i.e. just … Continue reading Revisiting: Knob Creek Single Barrel Rye (2018)
HORSE SOLDIER BARREL STRENGTH BOURBON MASH BILL – 70% Yellow Dent 2 corn, 20% soft red winter wheat, 10% two … Continue reading Horse Soldier Barrel Strength Bourbon
ELIJAH CRAIG SMALL BATCH Randall’s Wines & Spirits SiB (2019) MASH BILL – 78% corn, 10% rye, 12% barley PROOF … Continue reading Bottle Kill: A Well-Aged Elijah Craig Small Batch Single Barrel
Like whiskeys, there are more whiskey glasses than time to try them all. Which to use? We each have a … Continue reading Which Whiskey Glass?