Quarantine Bottle Kill #1: Heaven Hill 7 Year Bottled In Bond Bourbon

Sheltering in place has led to a massive spike in booze sales across the United States a the days are now divided into “Coffee Hours” and “Alcohol Hours.” Being forcefully unemployed by the pandemic I’m unable to contribute to that spike and have had to reexamine my hoarding tendencies. My reluctance to open bottles, letContinue reading “Quarantine Bottle Kill #1: Heaven Hill 7 Year Bottled In Bond Bourbon”

Whiskey Wednesday: Woodford Reserve Bottled-In-Bond

Let’s get meta.  I run a blog, which you’re currently reading, called Bottled In Bond, LA. I write about bartending, cocktails and spirits, primarily whiskey but occasionally not. I’ve been doing this for a few years now and occasionally old articles will suddenly get a few more views because someone Googled a bottled in bond product that doesn’tContinue reading “Whiskey Wednesday: Woodford Reserve Bottled-In-Bond”

Whiskey Wednesday: Heaven Hill 27 Year Old Barrel Strength

Reinvention is the key to longevity.  No matter how often you hear something being touted as “Old Fashioned” chances are it’s actually an update on an old technique or just straight up marketing. We are constant victims of nostalgia, even the term “Old Fashioned” implies a dissatisfaction with the modern. Yet as much as weContinue reading “Whiskey Wednesday: Heaven Hill 27 Year Old Barrel Strength”

Drinking Poetic: The Old Fashioned

“I prefer things the Old Fashioned Way!” said every generation ever as things changed around them. The Old Fashioned is my favorite cocktail. It appeals to me on such a deeply intellectual level that it rivals the psychic imprint that Lord of the Rings had on me in the third grade. And the imprint thisContinue reading “Drinking Poetic: The Old Fashioned”

Whiskey Wednesday: Overholt’s Bond

Bottled in Bond has jumped the shark. Before what’s sure to be Jack Daniel’s latest premium priced bottled in bond hits Duty Free shelves worldwide let’s look back to a much more innocent time when a BiB release truly excited me. A time known as six months ago… Before we jump in the Short WayContinue reading “Whiskey Wednesday: Overholt’s Bond”

Whiskey Wednesday: Decanting Old Fitzgerald Bottled In Bond

Growing old is an interesting proposition. It’s right there in our language. We GET older, we GROW up whether we like it or not. But these phrases imply a gift. The imply that it is a privilege to age and that we are constantly changing and growing. Contrast that with the utter fear of agingContinue reading “Whiskey Wednesday: Decanting Old Fitzgerald Bottled In Bond”

Whiskey Wednesday: McKenna’s Patience

Bourbon is full of history, tradition, and ancient family recipes. Except when it’s not. (which is pretty much all the time.) This call back to the golden days of our frontier forbearers is meant to impart some sort of permanence, stability, and a patriotic appeal to what is actually a relatively new spirit. Bourbon wasn’tContinue reading “Whiskey Wednesday: McKenna’s Patience”

Leopold of the Future

Today’s post is a sneak preview of a Whiskey Wednesday of the future brought to you by a trip a few days in the past. And it’s going to be about Leopold Brothers which I know is going to turn some of you off but stick with me. I know I’ve said it before but Leopold Brother’s is my platonicContinue reading “Leopold of the Future”

What’s behind Warehouse ‘C’? E.H. Taylor

One of my favorite surprises from last year was the E.H. Taylor Bottled-in-Bond Rye.  Not a new brand by any means but revisiting it last year the whiskey stars had aligned and a spice bomb full of deep apple, cherry and a crackling white pepper leapt out of the liquid.  I wasn’t the only oneContinue reading “What’s behind Warehouse ‘C’? E.H. Taylor”