Best Bourbon? Or Bourbon Pride? The story of ’18 San Fran Spirits Comp

Coming into the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, my mind raced with many wonderful personal and professional things. Jaclyn is pregnant, and the Bourbon & Beyond announcement neared. In constant excitement about our upcoming baby boy and the eagerness to see bourbon on stage with … Continue readingBest Bourbon? Or Bourbon Pride? The story of ’18 San Fran Spirits Comp

Best Bourbon: The Shocking Winner at San Francisco World Spirits 2015

At this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition, I tasted bourbons that absolutely wowed me. This competition restored my faith in the new bourbons hitting the market, and it reminded me of an old friend that is pretty damn good. As soon as I learned … Continue readingBest Bourbon: The Shocking Winner at San Francisco World Spirits 2015

Best Bourbon, Best Craft Whiskey: ’14 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

On the plane to San Francisco, I pondered the past year in bourbon and the trends that could impact my beloved category. We’ve seen age statements drop like flies and distilleries discontinue or slow down private barrel selection programs (that’s where a retailer, bar or … Continue readingBest Bourbon, Best Craft Whiskey: ’14 San Francisco World Spirits Competition