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?
It’s an annual tradition, kids. It’s that time of year when Fred Minnick does his blind tasting to determine the Best Everyday Bourbon of 2020. Fred donned his holiday ascot and set out to tasting with a large group of online viewers. And the hope … Continue readingBest Everyday Bourbon of 2020: Blind Tasting – Who Was the Winner?
I tasted plenty of bourbons in varying price ranges recently, and on Wednesday night, it was time to give the rye whiskeys their due. I approached the ryes the same way I did the bourbons: I walked into a liquor store with the goal of … Continue readingWhich Whiskey Won the Best Rye Under $40 Taste-Off?
The series of two blind taste-offs of bourbons priced $26-$40 came down to a taste-off between the two winners, Knob Creek and David Nicholson Reserve. If you watched the first two taste-offs, you know the drill, but here’s a refresher course: I walk into a … Continue readingWhich Bourbon Won the Final $26-$40 Taste-Off?
In this episode, Fred talks with sports radio personality Steve Czaban and fantasy football guru Paul Charchian, sipping bourbon and, of course, talking fantasy football. With NFL training camps on the verge of opening for the 2020 season, it’s time to start thinking about draft … Continue readingFootball Talk and Blind Bourbon: Steve Czaban and Paul Charchian Taste The Unknown
By Kevin Gibson Fred Minnick knows his bourbon, top to bottom. For his most recent live tasting, he focused on the bottom – financially speaking – as he hit Liquor Barn and picked up 11 bourbons at or below the $15 mark. “We’re all changing … Continue readingSurprise Contender Emerges in $15 Bourbon Blind Live Taste-off Challenge