Maker’s Mark Aged Beyond The Pale with Trevor & Steph (part 3 of An Evening Beyond The Pale)

Part 3 of 3! Yay, finishing something! Take THAT, high school guidance counselor! Anyway, we’re wrapping up An Evening Beyond The Pale with, well, the whole point of this exercise.  I mean we’ve saved the best for last! I wanted to taste and review the cask aged beers because I tend to love cask aged … Continue reading Maker’s Mark Aged Beyond The Pale with Trevor & Steph (part 3 of An Evening Beyond The Pale)

Maker’s Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky with Trevor & Steph (part 2 of An Evening Beyond The Pale)

If you’re going to taste a couple of beers, and then taste those same beers after they’ve been aged in Maker’s Mark bourbon barrels, it makes a little sense to, y’know… maybe see what the interim step tastes like too, because hey – life is short and then the space monsters get you. Here’s something … Continue reading Maker’s Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky with Trevor & Steph (part 2 of An Evening Beyond The Pale)

Elijah Craig 12y Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey with Dan & Alex

Another case of a splash of water making all the difference.  And it’s another case of a slightly overproofed spirit.  It’s possible that my tongue has become accustomed to the 40-43% abv range and anything over that, while fun to drink for other reasons, is simply too overpowering for a true tasting. Anyway, Elijah Wood … Continue reading Elijah Craig 12y Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey with Dan & Alex

Knob Creek 9y Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey with The Dan

My buddy and previous guest reviewer Jono brought this back from one of his trips to the States.  Dan and I tucked into it and here’s what we thought. smell simon – smooth, creamy, corn dan – very creamy neat simon – butter, smooth, sweet, butterscotch dan – creamy, slight burn, “legit shit” butterscotch, almost … Continue reading Knob Creek 9y Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey with The Dan

Labrot & Graham Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey with The Dan

I have been looking at this bottle for a year or so now, humming and hawing over trying bourbon while I’m still figuring out scotch.  Dan and I figured it was worth a go, and here we are. Smell – me – familiar bourbon, caramel. The Dan – sweetness, corn. Neat – me – sweet, … Continue reading Labrot & Graham Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey with The Dan