Price – 750 ml – $47.99 – (Heights Beer and Wine Emporium)
Method – 50 ml in a Glencairn – two fingers in a rocks glass
Rating – 85-100 – standard rating scale for wine and spirits
So I think like a lot of people, its the bottle that really makes this whiskey jump off the shelf. Once I got it home the biggest quandary became where to put it on my shelf. The wide base of this bad bourbon is quite a foot print of prime real estate, so I had to jostle around the collection a bit to get it to make sense. I have been hearing a lot of buzz about this particular bourbon, so I thought I’d give it a go during “WWTWW2k12” (Whiskey World Tour Whiskey Week 2012). Continue reading
Price – 750 ml – $44.99 – (www.shoppersvineyard.com)
Method – 50 ml in a Glencairn
Rating – 94-100 – standard rating scale for wine and spirits
I’m going to start my review by saying… DAMN! It’s been nearly 3 months since my last actual review, but the semester from hell -in which much whiskey was consumed, much writing was done, but none of it actually made it to the blog- is finally over. So I’m going to kick off my reinvigorated efforts with a whiskey that completely knocked my socks off. Woodford Reserve (the original) was a beautiful whiskey, but the one drawback for me was that I got a horrible metallic finish at the very end. I was hoping to get all the good of Woodford Reserve original without that terrible finish, what I got was so far beyond that. But, as I’m fond of saying, “less talk more rock”. Continue reading
Every now and again I come across cool whiskey shwag in my meanderings about the internet. Today I came across a pretty nifty item in this Woodford Reserve barrel top which has been given handles in order to make it into a serving tray. I think I might buy this just to hang it up in my man-cave area since it looks so awesome. I thought I would share it with the whiskey community and generate some sales for this awesome source. Click here to take a look.
Thanks to our friends over at Angel’s Envy (click here to go to their facebook and like them), I read that today, March 27th, 2012, is the first ever World Whiskey Day. Since it bears a resemblance to this very blog title, and since it IS whiskey oriented, I thought I should write up a little piece about our favorite caramel colored liquid and its day in the sun (or in the dark cabinet since the sun will prematurely age the fine liquid).
When I started poking around the net to get some info about the genesis of a day dedicated to our favorite libation, I came across a story on http://www.scotsman.com , that lay the story pretty bare. A college student by the name of Blair Bowman went looking for World Whiskey Day after learning of World Gin Day which was a huge hit in Spain. Upon finding out that there wasn’t one, he quickly bought up the virtual real estate associated with the day, and set about starting a whiskey empire with his own personal holiday as his flagship. Click here to read the article from Scotsman.com (which is a fine piece of writing if I do say so myself). I will do my very best to post a review or two this evening. St. Patrick’s Day saw me sick and unable to imbibe, so I have a few bottles left without review.
Overall, I found myself as surprised as Mr. Bowman when learning that there wasn’t a whiskey holiday, even if St. Patrick’s day (rather insensitively some would say – I not being among them) is an unofficial one, but if this does even half as well as Bowman hopes it to do, then we should have a really exciting addition to our drinking schedules. Either way, I look forward to seeing how this whole thing pans out.
But until then… Happy World Whiskey Day from Whiskey World Tour!
p.s. Special thanks to our friends over at http://boozedancing.wordpress.com for the repost and the kind words. Great members of the community and knowledgeable folks all around. I learn something every time I read an article. (check em out)