As you may have noticed, I recently spent some real quality time with Maker’s Mark and their Private Selection line of products. 16 different selections later, I feel like I got some valuable time to investigate what they are doing, and a real opportunity to talk a little bit about it. Without further delay, let’s dive in.
Howdy folks, t8ke here. As you know by this point, I like to wrap up series with a word or two. Even though this series was a bit shorter than the last couple mega series I’ve done this year (Knob Creek Rodeo, Craft Whiskey Crackdown ), I still felt it was worth it to see how the series went and get, and give, some feedback.
Overall, I tried 6 different Full Proof single barrel selections done by various stores and groups. If you’ve been sleeping, 1792 Full Proof is typically a batched bourbon, that is touted as full proof.
The last couple weeks, I took the time to try and review 24 various “craft” whiskey offerings. The results were pretty surprising. There were some winners, there were some definite losers. There was TerrePure. Check out the wrap up for my first annual Craft Whiskey Crackdown – a new project I’ll be doing every year to see how things change and improve with America’s underdog whiskey producers.
Howdy folks – t8ke here. Recently, a group of fellas, myself included, were given the honor of helping select r/rum’s first rum barrel. We were sent 5 samples, from the bottler and broker, completely blind. Here are my notes from that sampling and the rankings. I also took a stab at guessing the origin of …
Join me for a recap and some additional thoughts on Privateer Distillery in Ipswitch, MA and the variety of rums they are producing in the heart of New England.