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Beyond The Pale with Trevor & Steph

Okay, so this review is actually three reviews.  Or five.  Or one review interrupted part-way through with another review.  It’ll all make sense as you read it. Beyond the Pale is an Ottawa-local brewer, sitting in the quickly-gentrifying Hintonburg neighborhood and selling their wares out of their store front (LCBO/Beer Store being a royal pain

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

Bulleit Bourbon Frontier Whiskey with Dan

Another bourbon! Bulleit is a Diageo brand, allegedly based on a 150 year old recipe that includes rye and barley malt in the make.  It is not a particularly complicated drink, which leads me to believe it hasn’t been aged for any noteworthy length of time (also, the lack of age expression on the bottle

Basil Hayden’s 8y Kentucky Straight Bourbon with Dan

Staying in the USA for a little bit.  The lineage here is a bit thick: Basil Hayden’s only web presence is as part of The Original Small Batch Bourbon Collection site, which also mentions Knob Creek, but then links to their full site.  The Original Small Batch Bourbon Collection is a licensed trademark of Beam

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

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,