In the first year of the American Spirits Council of Tasters (ASCOTs), we pursued a business model in spirits competitions that’s never been executed before. Nearly half of the entrants did not receive an award, and we put caps on what earned Double Platinum, Platinum … Continue readingFirst Round & Category Winners of the ASCOT Awards
On this episode of The Fred Minnick Show, Fred welcomes NFL great Charles Woodson. Woodson, who retired after the 2015 season following a career that included a Defensive Player of the Year Award, a Super Bowl championship and four first-team All Pro honors with the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers. He is a current finalist for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2021. Woodson also won a national college football title and a Heisman Trophy while at the University of Michigan. He and Fred sat down this week to talk about his new Woodson Bourbon Whiskey, his wines, his career, ascots, the NFL playoffs and more.
Fred sat down to do his blind tasting of ryes to see which of his Whiskey-of-the-Year candidates would come out on top. The contenders were: Barrell Batch 3 Rye, Sonoma Rye, Sazerac Rye 18 Year, Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye, Elijah Craig Rye, Rabbit Hole Founders … Continue readingA Clear-Cut Winner Emerges in Blind Tasting for Best Rye of 2020 – Which Whiskey Won?