Archive for June, 2017

A Little Bourbon

It’s been quiet here lately as I was out of town for a 17 day trip across 10 states. Sure is nice to be home. Part of that time was spent in Kentucky – my first visit – visiting distilleries in Bardstown, Louisvile, and Lexington. I had a great time touring and tasting, and I brought home a few souvenirs of the trip, many of which are only available at the distilleries.

Back Row, Left to Right: Woodford Reserve Distillery Series Kentucky Rye Whiskey, Jim Beam Stillhouse Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Knob Creek (additional details omitted for reasons), Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey “Kentucky Derby 143” Label, Buffalo Trace White Dog (x2), Barton Bourbon Cream, I.W. Harper 15 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

Front Row, Left to Right: Bulleit Bourbon (gift), Elijah Craig Barrel Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, a pair of tasting glasses from Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse in Louisville, Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. Bourbon Cocktail Cherries, Wordford Reserve Aromatic Bitters, Bittercube Trinity Bitters.

In the background, you can see the pile of bags and other packing material it was in. Just to the right is a bag of “Barrel Char” from Barton Distillery, which is sold for adding to your grill for smoking food. I may try some in my electric smoker, however, I plan to use it in my tabletop aging barrel to try and help speed age some corn whiskey.