Handy and Schiller Signature Cocktails Barreled Old Fashioned

Saturday night we went out to dinner and sat at the bar. We’re people watchers, and while relaxing at the bar we lost count of all the Old Fashions our bartender made. At $13 a pop you can imagine the money the restaurant made that night. You’re certainly welcome to spend that much cash but,…

High West Manhattan and Old-Fashioned Cocktail

Happy Fourth of July! What’s your drink of choice on a day like today? If you love whiskey and cocktails, I’ve got you covered. Ready-Made cocktails are becoming more and more popular. Jumping into the category, High West. I purchased both their Manhattan and Old-Fashioned for this review so, let’s get started. Manhattan: They follow…

Bulleit Manhattan Cocktail

If you recall, not too long ago I wrote about the Bulleit Old Fashioned ready-made cocktail (bright orange bottle you can’t miss). Now Bulleit’s Manhattan ready-made cocktail (in a bright green bottle) is being tasted and reviewed. Using their own whiskey, this Manhattan is made with straight rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters. Nose: rye…

Father’s Day 2022 Whiskey Gift Guide

We are officially 19 days away from Father’s Day. If you don’t have a gift yet and have a whiskey loving dad, I am here to help. Let’s get started, the list below is broken down by price range. Most of the prices below are a range of costs (+/-), as prices may vary depending…

Elijah Craig Old Fashioned Cocktail Syrup

Now here’s a non-alcoholic Elijah Craig product I came across by chance. This little bottle which cost me just around $4, is simply a syrup to make an Old Fashion with. Unlike ready-made cocktails, you need to have a whiskey to use this one with. The bottle indicates it was specifically to highlight the notes…

Bulleit Old Fashioned Cocktail

Now here’s a bottle that’s hard to miss if you’re perusing your local liquor store shelves. It screams to pick me up and with the warmer temps just around the corner, who doesn’t want a ready-made cocktail. Using their own whiskey, Bulleit now offers two ready-made cocktails. This Old Fashion and a Manhattan Cocktail (in…

Elijah Craig – Toasted Barrel

Here’s one of those whiskies we would always search for but could never find. Until we visited friends in Virginia. We not only got a chance to taste it but also got to take home the bottle (Thanks Kevin A). For this expression, Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon is used as the base. After the…

Yellowstone Bourbon Whiskey

OK, raise your hand if you went searching for this whiskey because of the TV show. The Yellowstone brand is produced by Limestone Branch Distillery in Lebanon, Kentucky. The whiskey is named after Yellowstone National Park and this year to help celebrate 150 years of national parks they are releasing their whiskey bottle with 6…

Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Sour Mash

Very recently a friend of ours sent us this little gem. Thank you, Mike! ETL is an allocated bourbon and has a msrp of $54.99 but sadly most must look to the secondary market to find it. Nose: vanilla, leather, and clovesPalate: spices, vanilla, and honeyFinish: spices and warming finish This whiskey is solid. It’s…

George Remus Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

This George Remus bottle was the last bottle I got through my Flaviar membership which ended last month. It’s named after renowned prohibition bootlegger George Remus. Although the label indicates that it’s a Kentucky Straight Bourbon, this whisky is MGP and is distilled in Indiana. Nose: vanilla, oak, and sweetnessPalate: vanilla, caramel, and pepper/spicesFinish: lightly…

Flaviar Membership – Worth it or Not?

We’re just a few days away from Christmas and if you’ve not purchased a gift for that whiskey lover in your life, you’re in luck, a Flaviar membership is just a few clicks away. But… is it worth it? Let’s start with the elephant in the room, am I renewing? The answer is no, but…

2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Bourbon and Whisky

Another year will soon come to its end. 2021 was better than 2020 but I don’t have to tell you it was not an easy year. I hope you’re able to hug family this holiday season and share a dram or two with all your loved ones. Here’s my 2021 gift guide to help you…