Type: Bourbon Distillery: Woodford Region: Kentucky, USA Age: NAS ABV: 45.2% Average Price: $60 Peat’s Thoughts: I’m not even gonna get into my love for Woodford, because I’ve long praised it, both on here and social media. So I won’t bore you with any soliloquy but rather dive right into this. I fckin love this dram. It’s fkn fantastic. … More Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Single Barrel
Type: Bourbon Distillery: Woodford Region: Kentucky, USA Age: NAS ABV: 45.2% Average Price: $100 Peat’s Thoughts: I have long been a huge fan of Woodford, as it has always held a special place in my heart. When I left the college days of Jack Daniel and Jameson shots behind, it was either Jefferson’s or Woodford Reserve, before I found … More Woodford Reserve Classic Malt 2013
Man, do I love nights in Chicago. It has been awhile since catching you all up on the whisky adventures that the Windy City has offered. There have been plenty-a-night to choose from, but here is a special one that I experienced a few fortnights ago. Preface: Chicago is a great whisk(e)y city. No, not … More A Night in Chicago: An Evening for the Makers.
Type: Bourbon Distillery: Jim Beam Region: Kentucky, USA Age: 6-8 years ABV: 60.5 – 65.3% Average Price: $65-90 Peat’s Thoughts: There is no question about it: Booker’s is hands down my favourite bourbon. Coming out of the Jim Beam distillery, this gorgeous barrel proof whiskey is the epitome of flavour, power and most importantly, balance. What makes Booker’s so special though … More Booker’s
Type: Bourbon Distillery: Buffalo Trace Region: Kentucky, USA Age: 10 ABV: 53.5% Average Price: $50 (if you can find it, but it’s been online for over $200 at one point) Peat’s Thoughts: So let’s say this was long overdue. I’ve been avoiding this for some time now. Pappy, this is not. It’s young, but with … More Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year
Type: Bourbon Distillery: McLain & Kyne Region: Kentucky, USA Age: NAS ABV: 45% Average Price: $85 Peat’s Thoughts: They said this was aged at sea. I didn’t believe it. I smelled it andstill didn’t believe it. I sipped and yet still! I didn’t believe it. Don’t get me wrong, it tasted great, but ocean? Eh. Then the finish … More Jefferson’s Ocean (Voyage 3)
Type: Bourbon Distillery: Heaven Hill Region: Kentucky, USA Age: 23 years ABV: 45% Average Price: $200 Peat’s Thoughts: The barrels for Elijah Craig 23 year are drawn from the middle floors of the rick houses, where the effects of long aging are mitigated by the more moderate temperature fluctuations. This careful barrel selection, draw from Heaven Hill’s inventory of over one … More Elijah Craig 23 Year Single Barrel
Type: Bourbon Distillery: A. Smith Bowman Region: Virginia, USA Age: 18 years. Ish. ABV: 73.75% Average Price: $70 Peat’s Thoughts: When you want something big and bold, look no further than Abraham Bowman. Distilled in 1994 and bottled in 2012, this beast is technically 18 years old (ish), but that’s not what makes it so special. What does then? … More Abraham Bowman Pioneer Spirit
Drinking whisky is a lot like having sex. The more you do it, the better you get at it, because, well, practice makes perfect. And if you never become perfect, you can at least take comfort in the fact that the practice will never stop being fun. With this in mind, you would think that … More So you want to be a whisky drinker? 5 steps to becoming one.
For over 60 years in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, Wild Turkey and the Russell family have been providing their take of what straight-to-the-point, no-nonsense whiskey should be. I personally tend to agree with most things the state of Kentucky produces (The Wildcats, KFC, The Derby….KFC), but more on that in our upcoming #WAWhiskyTrail NYC… Now, sure I … More The First Family of Bourbon