Make’r Easy with Mom, Dad & Dev – Beyond The Pale Part 4 of 3

Last week Beyond The Pale tweeted that they were releasing a Maker’s Mark cask-aged version of their Easy brew at noon on Saturday. I was out front at about quarter-to and within 5 minutes there were a dozen others.  I grabbed two bottles of Make’r Easy, but wasn’t able to get any of the original […]

Make’r Easy with Mom, Dad & Dev – Beyond The Pale Part 4 of 3

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Bulleit Bourbon Frontier Whiskey with Dan

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 […]

Basil Hayden’s 8y Kentucky Straight Bourbon with Dan

Edradour Straight from the Cask 10y Chateauneuf du Pape Cask Finish with The Dan

So, back to scotch, at least for the moment. Picked up this mouthful, both in name and taste, while visiting family in British Columbia (got to try Glenlivet 18y as well). Good thing too, as the label states it was “casked exclusively bottled for British Columbia” so I assume that means it would be difficult […]

Edradour Straight from the Cask 10y Chateauneuf du Pape Cask Finish with The Dan

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 […]

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, […]

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