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Red Stag is a black cherry bourbon by Jim Beam that just hit the market this month.
I’ll admit that I was hesitant about the idea of a flavored bourbon, as I am quite protective of the spirit and didn’t want it to get the cough-syrup treatment.
However, this bourbon was a pleasant surprise.
It smells like real cherries with a backdrop of oak. It does have a sweet flavor, but that is balanced by … Read more
Inhabitat has an interesting post about Maker’s Mark.
With all the attention smaller, boutique spirits makers have garnered for “green” offerings, a nationally distributed “corporate” brand surprises us all by using locally sourced grain and engaging in many other sustainability initiatives.
I was also surprised to learn that the Maker’s Mark Distillery functions on less than 200 of its 620 acres of land. The remaining land is operated as a nature preserve, where Maker’s Mark
One of my favorite things about bourbon: It is possible to find great bourbon at nearly every price point. And while there definitely are $400 bottles of bourbon out there that will knock your socks off, it’s possible to find something impressive that fits a normal person’s budget. Here are picks in a few price ranges:
Old Grand-Dad Bourbon, 100 proof
Wine Enthusiast praised this bourbon’s “buttery feel on the palate” and “tangy … Read more
“Think when you drink”! Truth be told! And when first I saw the bottle holding this amber nectar, that’s precisely what I did.
The presentation made for interesting expectations when I first opened this delicious looking bottle. My first impression, as the scent of 80 Strong hit me, was of something both sweet and exotic. Inviting. Like a deep leather couch and a warm fire.
Its fully-matured flavor is one of the most special I … Read more
Going to the Derby? Explore the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.
Visit 6 distilleries that are close by to Louisville. The Kentucky Bourbon Trail also includes the best Central Kentucky has to offer including the Kentucky State Capitol, the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History and many famous horse farms in the rolling bluegrass country are nearby.
– Buffalo Trace
– Four Roses
– Heaven Hill
– Jim Beam
– Marker’s Mark
– Wild Turkey
Kentucky Distillers’ … Read more