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Interview with Michter’s Master Distiller Willie Pratt | The Whiskey Reviewer

21 Dec

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Happy National Bourbon Month!

22 Sep

Happy happy joy joy!

Deep Fried Diaries

In 2007, the United States Senate declared September as National Bourbon Heritage Month. And in 2013… we happily enjoy the pronouncement.

Given our southern heritage, we thought we’d celebrate with the stories of our two favorite, bourbon-lovin’ boys: Belle Meade Bourbon, two brothers reviving a historic family brand out of Nashville, Tenn., and Branch in Hattiesburg, Miss., quite possibly the most progressive little cocktail bar ever to open in the South.

Belle Meade Bourbon
What was old is now new again. We’re talking, of course, about Belle Meade Bourbon from Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery – hand-crafted and developed in small batches of only four barrels at a time.

Brothers Charlie and Andy Nelson began the revival of the Green Brier name and brand, also known as Old No. 5 Distillery, which was produced in the 1800’s by their great-great-great-grandfather, Charles Nelson. In 1885, Charles sold close to 380,000 gallons of whiskey across the…

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Blanton’s Single Barrel Review

22 Sep

Spokane Whiskey Club

My bottle of Blanton’s Single Barrel sat undisturbed in the cabinet for about 8 months. I daily resisted opening it up and sampling the legendary spirit known throughout the bourbon lover community as a top shelf offering. I was saving it for the club, basically, and I was convinced I had a home run on my hands. I swear, nine out of ten Blanton’s reviews are simply glowing. But then we tasted it. On to some particulars first…

Blanton’s Single Barrel was launched in 1984 and overseen by the late Elmer T. Lee up until his death. Blanton’s is lauded as the world’s first single barrel style bourbon whiskey (usually a bourbon is a blend of a single distillery’s stock to achieve a certain flavor profile). Single Barrels can be a mixed bag in our opinion. They are one part marketing and the other part carefully selected gems. The “honey” barrels with the most…

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Ginger Whiskey Sour

22 Sep

Laundry in Louboutins

Whiskey SourThe Feezor women love Bourbon (go figure!) and are always looking for fun ways to enjoy it…  the funniest part is our favorite way is just over ice! But when I discovered this classic drink, I couldn’t believe I’d never enjoyed it… and now I’m hooked!

Ginger Whiskey

Ginger Whiskey Sour

  • 1 1/2 oz Bourbon (we love Bulleit)
  • 1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice (about 1/2 a lemon)
  • 1/2 oz Ginger Simple Syrup
  • 1 Luxardo Cherry

Pour over an ice filled glass and stir.

BourbonGotta love a quick drink with minimal clean-up!

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