Early Times Kentucky Whiskey Enters the Bottled in Bond Bourbon Market

September 2017 by Michael Pendley Ask any liquor store manager near a college campus today what their bestselling whiskey is, and chances are high they will answer Early Times Kentucky Whiskey. What makes it so popular among the collegiate crowd? Well, mainly the price, which normally comes in right around $12 per 750ml bottle. But other bottom shelf dwellers share that price range and don’t … Continue reading Early Times Kentucky Whiskey Enters the Bottled in Bond Bourbon Market

Tasting Notes: Angel’s Envy and Angel’s Envy Rye Finished Whiskeys

August 2017 by Michael Pendley       Lincoln Henderson spent a lifetime in the distilling industry. The man knew whiskey. During his nearly 40-year tenure at Brown-Forman, Lincoln oversaw the development of Gentleman Jack and Woodford Reserve. As Master Distiller, he oversaw countless barrels of whiskey from mash to bottle. When Lincoln retired from Brown-Forman in 2004, making whiskey was still on his mind. … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Angel’s Envy and Angel’s Envy Rye Finished Whiskeys

Japanese Whisky – A new book worth reading by Paul Rest

While visiting Japan, I discovered that apartment store basements were combinations of mini-restaurants, islands where you could purchase an amazing variety of foods and liquor stores that sold beers (cans of Budweiser were the most popular), wine (mostly French and a very expensive American wines), Champagnes (French) and, of course, spirits. The most popular spirits were the famous French brands including Chivas Regal. Royal Crown … Continue reading Japanese Whisky – A new book worth reading by Paul Rest

Friday Cocktail Hour with Shaun the Bartender Presents; Silent Third Cocktail

When I drink Whiskey, I like it neat.  In Shaun’s write up of this cocktail on his site, he had written, “there are some mass produced brands out there that are made to be part of a cocktail”.  That is fact, and when I am out on the town, a fantastic cocktail with Whiskey as the main ingredient is always my first choice. Silent Third … Continue reading Friday Cocktail Hour with Shaun the Bartender Presents; Silent Third Cocktail

Last Minute Menu Ideas for Dad

Fathers Day weekend is around the corner and I have seen some fantastic menu ideas out there for dad.  I am going to highlight a few great ones that I have seen and include links, so please take a moment and browse through more than just the post and take a look at all that these wonderful sites have to show you.  The links are … Continue reading Last Minute Menu Ideas for Dad

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in America

I expected to be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year in warmer temperatures.  Keeping in mind I live in the Pacific Northwest, I didn’t have my bar set too high, however waking to a snowy morn on the 13th of March wasn’t quite what I had envisioned.  So looking up hearty Irish recipes from the Emerald Isle was a warm beginning to my chilly Tuesday. … Continue reading Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in America