“There will always be more old barrels of Bourbon being made…so never ever save old bottles of Bourbon, they’re meant to be enjoyed with friends and family at the moment.” – Freddie Johnson The fantastic thing about Bourbon is that you never know where it can take you. Sometimes that means it’s your 21st birthday and […]Read more "Ramblings Inspired by NEAT: The Story of Bourbon"
SECOND COCKTAIL!!! LET’S DO THIS! Another one of my favorites, if I see apple brandy on a drink menu the odds are about 50/50 on me ordering that drink. I’m still waiting for an apple brandy barrel finished whiskey!!! The only downside of making this at home is you have to have homemade grenadine on hand […]Read more "Cocktails with Kate: Jack Rose"
“2018 is going to be the year of fun.” This is how Jonathon Stranger started our conversation as we sat down at the large table situated off the corner of the bar in the main room of The Patriarch. Piled on it were bright yellow t-shirts, tightly rolled and secured by a ribbon with an envelope clothespinned […]Read more "Stranger’s Ok-Yaki coming to The Patriarch"
It’s 2018 and us fine folks at Barrels and Mash are going to be trying out some new ideas here on the site. So, buckle up, here we go! I’m going to start featuring some of my favorite cocktails, my go-to cocktails, and some out there cocktails for your viewing and drinking pleasure, and my drinking […]Read more "Cocktails with Kate: The Green Dream"
This is the first, I repeat, FIRST Four Roses Single Barrel release in Oklahoma…maybe. It’s the first we’ve seen or lucky enough to get our hands on anyway. It was chosen by Central Liquor Company, who is distributor in Oklahoma. Most single barrels are chosen by a store, but Oklahoma is a bit different, so […]Read more "Four Roses Single Barrel OESV: Central Liquor Company"
If you would have told me when we started Barrels and Mash two-and-a-half years ago that I would one day be scrolling through a porn star’s Twitter feed while doing research for a whiskey blog post, I would have thought you were joking. Yet here I am sitting in Kate and I’s whiskey den on the morning […]Read more "Doom’s American Whiskey"
I had the opportunity to visit some dear friends in Tulsa this weekend, Zach and Melissa French, who will be opening the Heirloom Rustic Ales brewery and taproom in November. The brewery and taproom are located at 2113 E. Admiral Boulevard on the old Route 66, in what was originally a gas station and later […]Read more "Heirloom Rustic Ales Brewery and Taproom Coming Along Nicely!"
“Each year on September 2nd – in honor of our founder George Garvin Brown’s birthday – Old Forester releases a limited-edition, 12-year old vintage-dated expression. Old Forester Birthday Bourbon has become a must-have for bourbon enthusiasts who want to experience the ultimate in rare handcrafted bourbon. Since its introduction in 2002, Old Forester Birthday Bourbon […]Read more "Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2017"
September is Bourbon Heritage Month, but don’t think for a second that Kentucky will be having all the fun. Mary Eddy’s Kitchen and Lounge, located in the 21c Museum Hotel on West Main in Oklahoma City, will be celebrating Bourbon Heritage this month with a unique cocktail menu focused on the American spirit, and a fantastic 5-course meal […]Read more "Mary Eddy’s Brings Bourbon Heritage to OKC"
Prairie has recently released a spate of new beers in cans, including Prison Rodeo, an IPA brewed with Idaho 7, Mosaic, Summit and Simcoe hops and Spaceship Earth coffee. Some was made available to local bars on draft, so I had a taste at Tapwerks. Company: Prairie Artisan Ales Location: Krebs, OK ABV: 9.5% ABV […]Read more "PRAIRIE ARTISAN ALES Prison Rodeo IPA"