Inspiration

“Nothing is so musical as the sound of pouring bourbon for the first drink on a Sunday morning.”

Carson McCullers

Stolen 11 Year Whiskey

Stolen. Just the name inspires curiosity. Is it really Stolen? Who is it Stolen from? It’s such a simple name but honestly I think it’s marketing genius. I don’t know about you but I have seen massive amounts of pretty awesome looking social media posts for this company for a little while now starting with […]

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Review: Booker’s 2017-02 “Blue Knights Batch”

Booker’s 2017-02 “Blue Knights Batch” The second 2017 release of Booker’s Small Batch, now four batches a year, “Blue Knights Batch,” is named after the Blue Knights® Motorcycle Club, an organization of retired and active law enforcement officers who love motorcycles.  Wait, what? I thought Booker Noe made whiskey, I didn’t know he was a […]

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Smooth Ambler Old Scout Single Barrel

Smooth Ambler, which is based out of Maxwelton, West Virginia, is a relatively new whiskey company. However, despite how new this distiller is they are making waves in the whiskey world. They source most of their whiskey (which is nothing new), but one thing that is new is how transparent they are about their process.

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You Say Goodbye and We Say Hello

  As we pass the midway point of 2018, the bourbon world is still in a golden age of growth. We are even seeing the beginnings of what happened in the craft beer movement – new competition and experimentation. Leading the movement and carrying the flag is none other than “The Nicest Guy in Whiskey,” […]

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Autumn Manhattan

While you wait for the turkey to cook, break out the mixing glass and craft this classic cocktail with a holiday season spin.  Ingredients 2 oz Rye Whiskey (I’m using Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye) 1 oz Sweet Vermouth 2 teaspoons Pumpkin Butter (…Trader Joes)  1 bar poon Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup (or regular maple […]

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The Indian Old Fashioned

India inspired Old Fashioned! Traditional & international flavors collide to birth this wonderful cocktail! – 3 Pinches of ground Jaggery – 2 small slices of Turmeric root – 3 dashes angostura bitters – 2 parts Michters Bourbon – 2 small orange slices Add Jaggery, the 3 dashes of bitters, and muddle Turmeric root slices. Add […]

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