Bottled in Bond (BiB) is a term, typically applied to whiskey, that used to be synonymous with “the good stuff” and came about due to the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897. It was a sign that what was inside the bottle had been certified by the government to be exactly what it said it was. This act… Continue!
Ladies and gentlemen I have a real treat for you. Fresh out of the TWJ laboratories I present to you TWJ’s Finest Old Rare Double Stick Aged Whiksey, the first 101 point spirit in existence. It’s a dram so exclusive that I’m the only human being in the entire history of the world to have… Continue!
I was sitting in my favorite, and only, recliner contemplating a year-in-review style post. How would I do it, what should I include and that’s when the idea of my own whiskey awards dawned on me. Sure I could just put up a list of my favorite whiskeys of the year, but that doesn’t have… Continue!
2015 has been a rollercoaster of a year with changes big and small in the industry. Though the one thing that has stayed constant is the upward march of the secondary market on things like Pappy, BTAC and other Limited Editions. It’s insane… really, it is truly insane what people are paying for what amounts to a… Continue!
Bottles of Booze are great, but nothing says “class” quite like a decanter. At least that’s what TV, movies and print media have lead me to believe over the years. Everything from classic movies to neo-classic characters like Jack Donaghy have relied on the austere nature of a decanter to breed a sense of sophistication… Continue!
Whether you’re trying to date a bottle of bourbon or determine the relative age of a dusty bottle of Scotch the process for US bottles is pretty much the same; it’s a matter of looking at clues and narrowing down possibilities. Kind of like playing a game of Clue, except with booze. That doesn’t mean it’s… Continue!
I was invited to join Mark and Jamie on the Whisky Topic Podcast and the episode just went up. We talked about about Wild Turkey, craft whiskey, distilling in Los Angeles, whisky mistakes and Men’s bathrooms. Check it out! http://www.markbylok.com/thewhiskytopic/2015/7/1/17-chatting-whisky-with-the-whiskey-jug Continue!
Etrog Liqueur is a Kosher lemon liqueur from Sukkah HIll Spirits that clocks in just 2% below whiskey level, registering itself as a 76 proof (38%) heavyweight in the category. It’s sweet, it’s all natural and best of all it goes well with whiskey! One of my favorite drinks in the summer is a glass of… Continue!
Armorik Double Maturation is a French Single malt that takes a slightly different route than it’s Irish and Scottish cousins and uses new charred oak barrels instead of the more common ex-bourbon barrels. Made from white oak sourced from local Brittany forests, the barrels are charred and filled with new make where it ages “till… Continue!
The Malt Nuts have met once again to dine on tasty kosher food, provided by our fantastic host, and drink through a crazy line up of 11 peated Bunnahabhains. No that’s not a typo, we rounded up 11 different bottles of peated whisky from limited runs done by the famously un-peated Islay distillery. Bunnahabhain and Bruichladdich are the two… Continue!