Conservatively, I would say that 87% of the Four Roses Single Barrel depletions at any bar I work at are due to it ending up in my mouth. Conversely, my Partner-In-Bars, Dave Purcell, would rather sit in the pool with a bottle of the Four Roses Small Batch. I’ve sourced Four Roses Barrel Strength Single … Continue reading Whiskey Wednesday: Four Roses’ New Selection
*Updated with new facts because I sometimes don’t know everything. Continue reading Whiskey Wednesday: Teeling’s 24 Year Old Single Malt Award
Irish Whiskey is my least favorite category of whiskey. To be fair that’s only because I think about Canadian Whisky so infrequently that I genuinely forget that it’s a thing. Yet, there are some true gems in the category. Redbreast should be a staple at any bar. Tyrconnell Madeira Cask is one of my favorites … Continue reading Whiskey Wednesday: The Old Bushmill’s Story
Johnnie Walker is a striding behemoth, straddling the world as the number one selling Scotch whisky brand. It’s so popular that “What makes Johnnie Walker Blue the best?” is a Google search autocomplete. It’s so popular that due to knockoffs and literal bootlegs there are more bottles of Johnnie Walker Black Label sold in India every … Continue reading Whiskey Wednesday: Hitting Johnnie Green’s Stride
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the … Continue reading Whiskey Wednesday: The Declaration of Jim Beam’s 200th Anniversary.
If you haven’t noticed America is a little odd. We like doing a lot of things backwards. Like our current administration- or how in most of the world writes the date as day/month/year, which helps explain why May 16, or 16.05, is world Chartreuse Day. If you’re unfamiliar, Chartreuse is a liqueur made by the … Continue reading Open Bottle: Chartreuse V.E.P and #1605
Agave is an odd category to me. There is an abundance of good agave products pouring into Los Angeles but unlike whiskey, or even brandy and cognac, I often encounter what feels like an active, willful ignorance from people drinking tequila and mezcal, both in terms of education and general understanding of the spirits.. Requests … Continue reading Open Bottle: Del Maguey Barril