Thanks to /u/devoz for this dram. Canadian whisky is allowed to still be called Canadian whisky and keep its age statement assuming that less than 1/11th of it is made up of spirits that have been aged at least two years or non-spirit (or wine) added. This was so that we could add in American whisky to ours and give it flavour. Oh, I’m sorry, I guess… Continue reading Booker’s Little Book Chapter 2: Noe Simple Task
We’ve all been there. You just came off the Big Time batch that was much beloved, but you’re out of it. And trying to get to the top of the ryes, as AC/DC stated, is a long way. And many an empty pocket. But then you find out about an alternative:?Knob Creek Cask Strength Rye. At least, dear reader, that was my plan. An affordable,… Continue reading Knob Creek Cask Strength Rye
Thanks to /u/devoz for this sample. When Booker’s Rye Big Time Batch came out, I sadly couldn’t obtain some. Changing careers, not having children to sell, various other things that came up like needing food to live all got in the way. However, through some swaps, I was eventually able to get it. The idea behind it? Back in 2003, Booker Noe laid down barrels of rye before he… Continue reading Booker’s Rye Big Time Batch
Thanks to /u/throzen for sharing a dram of this one at our recent tasting (that I’ve written up). So in this tasting we’ve had an independent bottle, something from Buffalo Trace, something from Heaven Hill, Four Roses and something from Wild Turkey. We missing anyone? Oh, yes. Silly us. Beam. We need to try a new variation of Beam, less we release the demons from ages… Continue reading Booker’s Bourbon Batch 2016-01E
Thanks to /u/devoz for sharing this sample with me. Anniversaries are an interesting thing. In theory we shouldn’t give a rat’s puckered butt about how long anyone has been doing something unless we know them. However time and time again people celebrate anniversaries that they have little invested in. I think it’s part of the human experience. We know that doing something for a long time is… Continue reading Knob Creek 25th Anniversary
Recently I was lucky enough to join the Toronto Whisky Society in the first of what we hope is a constant amount of tastings. In order to give everyone a shot at coming out, the entry “fee” was to bring a bottle that was NAS/10 years that was at least half full. The following reviews are from said tasting, in which I was able to… Continue reading Jim Beam Bonded
A few weeks ago we received an email from PraxisPR, inviting us to attend the pre-launch party and tasting of the new Jim Beam Double Oaked and Black extra aged. So we, Bryan and Kyle, dutifully went to the Village Cigar Company & Barbershop for cocktails, old timey vaudevillian music, and in Bryan’s case, a free haircut won in a draw! This place was peak hipster, and … Continue reading TWS attends Jim Beam Black & Double Oaked pre-launch party + reviews!