Four Roses Private Selection (OESK Prav Saraff)

Thanks to /u/devoz for pouring me a sample of this. It’s good one of us is reviewing it. We’ve all been here before, right? You are at a tasting, and someone has a Four Roses Private Selection. And you’re like “Hey, I already reviewed every single recipe. Why do another?” Then someone mentions that they all have different ages, are in different warehouses, how different barrels react differently,… Continue reading Four Roses Private Selection (OESK Prav Saraff)

Barterhouse 20 Orphan Barrel

A while ago I was in our local province run government monopoly and while their undertrained workers were working around me and the management were watching me like a hawk because they think I’m an alcoholic master thief, I happened upon Barterhouse 20 Orphan Barrel. Given my provinces founding by groups of Scotsman who feel that spirits (note: not wine or beer) were the Devil, I… Continue reading Barterhouse 20 Orphan Barrel

Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye 2009

Thanks to /u/Orehnmadgib for pouring me a sample of this dram. It’s odd having a drinking buddy like /u/devoz. He’s going to joke around and be cool, and then you find out he’s the number one reviewer of BTAC on Reddit, even though he doesn’t live in Kentucky and totally doesn’t have the last name “Handy” or “Lee” that you’d expect. Not that bourbon requires you to be… Continue reading Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye 2009

Willett 22 2015 Family Estate Bottled Single Barrel Bourbon

Thanks to /u/Scotchchick for pouring me a sample of this. A few months/years ago, I had this great idea. I’d gather up as many Willet samples as I could. They released so many different single barrel whiskies and ryes that I’d be able to do a true vertical. And then I realized a few things: A lot of these whiskies are really hard to get. They were… Continue reading Willett 22 2015 Family Estate Bottled Single Barrel Bourbon

Mellow Corn

Thanks to /u/Scotchchick for pouring a sample for me. There’s a whiskey. Some would say ubiquitous. Still, others would say it’s legendary. Its golden hue is known by geeks and non-geeks alike, which based on how I did on Venn diagrams, includes everyone in the world (Editor’s note: That’s not how that works at all). Of course, I’m speaking about Mellow Corn. Not to get corny, but I’ve… Continue reading Mellow Corn

Four Roses Private Selection (OBSF – Fine Wine & Good Spirits) [MYSTERY]

When people leave my nation of preference, Canada, and head to the country beneath us (in geography, not in a mocking sense), they ask me (and many other of my whiskey friends) what they should pick up. Yes, it’s interesting to go through lists and lists of whiskies and figure out which ones are worth it and which aren’t. And then there’s a simple yet… Continue reading Four Roses Private Selection (OBSF – Fine Wine & Good Spirits) [MYSTERY]