This is the #bourbon that started it all for me 11 years ago. It was the first #whiskey that I ever sipped, before then it was all shots. I was at a friends house and he offered me some whiskey and poured 3-4 fingers worth into a glass and gave it to me. When I asked him how the hell I was going to shoot that he looked at me and said “You don’t. You sip it.” I struggled at first, but by the end of the glass whiskey was my new drink of choice. My palate has changed and I look for different things in what I consider great whiskey now, but this is still good whiskey and I love it even if it’s not in my glass on a regular basis as much anymore. #Whiskeygram #instawhiskey #JimBeam
To make #JimBeam Devil’s Cut they first dump 6 yr #bourbon for blending and then use a propritary process involving water, heat and agitation to extract the whiskey locked in the wood of the #whiskey barrels. This extracted whiskey is then added back into the previously dumped 6 yr and bottled. The end result is increadibly woody with strong astringent undertones. It’s not the soft slowly aged woodyness of a Pappy 23, Barterhouse 20 or something along those lines, but a much sharper more raw woodyness giving it a forced/false sense of age. #Whiskeygram #instawhiskey
The #JimBeam #Rye is my least favorite rye #whiskey . Limping in at the bare minimum 51% rye mashbill it just doesn’t have that pop I get in most ryes. It’s missing some of what makes rye great, but that’s also what makes it good for cocktails where you don’t want the rye screaming out at you but want it blending into the background. Also makes it good for folks just starting out in rye and want to try something tame before they start hitting things like the Rittenhouse or High West Double Rye.
McCarthy’s is not just unique because they are an American #SingleMalt, but because they also get their peated malt from Scotland to give it that extra something special. Crafted in the #Islay style this smoky little beast tastes like a young Lagavulin with far more depth and character than you would expect in something aged for only 3 years. If you love big peaty whiskies this is something you should definitely try. #whiskey #Whiskeygram #whiskeynerd
Johnnie Walker. The name conjurs different images for everyone and in your average watering hole it’s synonymous with #Scotch. The Black Label is tasty stuff and miles above it’s little red brother, but it still doesn’t hit that upper echelon of truly great #whisky for me. The Double Black comes close, but just misses the mark. All in all it’s tasty for what it is and even though it’s not a daily drinker for me it does hit the spot from time to time. #whiskygram #whiskynerd #JohnnieWalker
An interesting little #whiskey from #Portland, #Oregon. By law a #SpiritWhiskey is between 80 - 95% grain spirit plus some flavoring whiskey. This one is mostly corn neutral spirit mixed with malt spirit and aged for 1-2 years. Hands down the best Spirit / American Blended whiskey I’ve had. Very unique with a wild herbal character and worth a taste if you come across it. #Whiskeygram #WhiskeyNerd
To make Jefferson’s Ocean Trey Zoeller (Jefferson’s master blender) sourced barrels of 6-8 year old bourbon and put them on an Ocearch research vessel that stopped in 31 ports around the world and crossed the equator 4 times. The result is a fantastic bourbon with a slight salty kick and a bit of tartness in the finish not typically found in bourbon. Unique, tasty, and worth a glass if you come across it.
Organizimg the #whiskey stash. Separating the #bourbon from the #scotch from the #iriah from everything else. #whisky #Whiskeygram #whiskynerd