The annual Speed Art Museum bourbon auction, which takes place Sept. 24, will be entirely virtual this year, featuring a wide range of rare bottles and VIP whiskey experiences. The Art of Bourbon event for the past two years has auctioned off some ultra-rare bottles, … Continue readingSpeed’s Art of Bourbon Auction, Sept. 24, to Feature Rare Whiskeys, Experiences
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?
When jumping into the $26 to $40 category, I knew this was gonna be expensive and filled with everyday gems. I walked into the popular liquor store Westport Whiskey & Wine and was blown away what was in this price point. A handful of craft … Continue readingKnob Creek Comes Out on Top in Part 1 of the $26-$40 Bourbon Taste-Off
When I first learned of the small barrels around 2008, I did what I normally do and judged the process by the whiskey. Well, the whiskey stunk. It largely tasted like a mossed-over wooden fence post rotting from the inside. And if you’re about to … Continue readingDear Small Barrels, I Am Sorry I Made Fun of You
Are you ready to taste bourbon like a pro? Fred Minnick can help make that happen. In the video, Fred lays out in just a few steps how to taste your whiskey like a professional spirits taster, starting with what makes American bourbon and rye … Continue readingTaste whiskey like a Pro and Meet Jack Daniel’s in a Can