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)
Milestones are all about reminding yourself about the journey it’s taken to get to a certain point. My first 1000 views have been a blast, getting to know new people, learning new things, and drinking new whiskeys all along the way. Here’s to my next 1000, and for those of you who read and comment, thank you for acknowledging me, even if it is only by spending the time to look at the words I string together on the page.
Price – 750 ml – $32 – ( http://www.shoppersvineyard.com )
Method – two ice cubes in three fingers
Rating – 89–100
Woodford Reserve is well known as a different kind of bourbon. It was definitely the first bourbon that really turned my head as far as taste is concerned, and that’s not to say that other bourbons hadn’t crossed my path with great relish, but the taste of this bourbon will leave you scratching your head a bit at first. But I’ll get to that in a sec. Continue reading