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

Velier Foursquare 2006: The Greatest Rum I’ve Ever Tasted

What does a perfect spirit taste like? The perfect spirit is complex, challenges your senses and causes tingling sensations. On the nose, no matter the category, greatness is as much as what it is–bakery, earth, fruit or floral notes, e.g.—as what it isn’t—rubbing alcohol, varnish … Continue readingVelier Foursquare 2006: The Greatest Rum I’ve Ever Tasted