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Michter’s Blind Tasting

Michter’s Blind Tasting

We hosted our first tasting Saturday May 30, and it was a huge success! We tried three Michter’s varieties: Bourbon, Rye, and Sour Mash. We invited some of our closest friends and had a blast. The night began with some cocktails (recipes from some of our favorite bourbon chefs: Kathleen Purvis & Edward Lee). Purvis’ book Bourbon: a Savor the South Cookbook has some truly phenomenal recipes in it. The delicious Bourbon Slush was hit with the ladies. It’s basically frozen tea, lemonade, orange juice, and bourbon. Also, one of our favorite celebrity chefs, Edward Lee, has this great cookbook – Smoke and Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen. He had one of the best Kentucky/Bourbon Mule recipes I’ve ever seen: the trick is to use ginger simple syrup. Those were a crowd pleaser. Another fun fact about Edward Lee: you might recognize him if you bought a bottle of Jefferson’s Chef’s Collaboration, as he was one of the chefs involved in that spectacular blend. In...

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Angel’s Envy Rye Review

Angel’s Envy Rye Review

Today’s choice: Angel’s Envy Rye THE RATING → 5 pours; move this to the top of your wish-list. Want to know why? Read on below … Angel’s Envy Bourbon has become one of the most popular bourbons in the market (and for good reason). Lincoln Henderson found a superior product and finished it in port barrels to give it a truly delicious and unique flavor. The Rye is given another unique finish that separates it apart from an otherwise crowded Rye field. Henderson found a 6 year rye from LDI distillery (now MGP of Indiana) and finished it in Plantation XO Caribbean Rum Casks for another 18 months. The rumor is that the Henderson’s tried close to 100 different rums to decide which cask to finish their rye in (what a lucky task indeed). The mashbill is pretty common for MGP at 95% Rye and 5% Barley. It is a small batch that consists of 8 to 12 barrels at a time. Also this is barreled at 50% ABV or...

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Larceny Bourbon Review

Larceny Bourbon Review

This week we are taking a closer look at Larceny Bourbon. Larceny is a wheater, a bourbon that has wheat as its secondary grain as opposed to rye or barley. It is produced by the monster distillery Heaven Hill Distilleries Bourbon Heritage Center, one of the last “family owned” distilleries in Kentucky. Wheat Bourbons are pretty popular these days, with brands such as Weller and Makers being its direct competitors. The other mega name in wheated bourbon is none other than Pappy Van Winkle (yes, the most in-demand bourbon in the world is a wheater). So how does Larceny hold up compared to these giants in the crowded field? Larceny is a small batch bourbon, coming from 100 barrels or less. It is aged between 6 and 12 years and bottled at 46 % ABV with a 92 proof. I wasn’t able to find the bourbon in Baton Rouge anywhere so I picked it up online from my favorite website, Ezra’s for $29.99. THE RATING: We award this Three...

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