Three Van Winkles vs. A Pair of Hard-to-Find Michter’s – Which Bourbon Wins?

It was a Saturday night showdown as Fred Minnick did a blind tasting to square off a group of hard-to-find bourbons from the Van Winkle line and Michter’s. On the Pappy Van Winkle side, it was Pappy Van Winkle 15 year, Van Winkle Lot B … Continue readingThree Van Winkles vs. A Pair of Hard-to-Find Michter’s – Which Bourbon Wins?

Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Ryes Fare Well in Blind Taste-Off, But Who’s the Winner?

On this episode, I pitted three Buffalo Antique Collection rye whiskeys against a field of three other contenders — Rabbit Hole, 1776 and Rare Breed — in a blind taste-off. BTAC whiskeys and bourbons are always great, but the goal this time was to see … Continue readingBuffalo Trace Antique Collection Ryes Fare Well in Blind Taste-Off, But Who’s the Winner?

What Bourbon Emerged Victorious in the Final $41-$60 Blind Taste-Off?

This was the final in the blind taste-off of available bourbons — in other words, bourbons you can typically find on the shelf at a decent-sized liquor store. You know the drill: I walked into a liquor store, this time being Party Center in Prospect, … Continue readingWhat Bourbon Emerged Victorious in the Final $41-$60 Blind Taste-Off?