Summers in Oklahoma are hot as balls. That’s why we all need delicious, refreshing beers and summer-y cocktails to cool us down and take the edge off. Trae and Jonathan down at 405 Brewing Co. in Norman are attempting to aid in that battle with the heat by releasing “Cool For the Summer”, a “simple […]Read more "Review: 405 Cool For The Summer"
If you are a regular reader of Barrels and Mash you might be thinking two things right now: 1. “Wow, I’m an incredibly intelligent, attractive, and likable person.” Yes you are. and 2. “Wait, Barrel Experiment #2? Where was the first one?” Well, let’s talk about the first one. I’d been wanting to tinker with barrel […]Read more "Barrels and Mash Home Barrel Aging Experiment #2"
Old Grand-Dad is named for Basil Hayden. He created his distillery in 1840 and it’s changed hands many times, but today it’s owned by Beam Suntory. Back in its day it was the number one bottled-in-bond Bourbon, though it is unsure if this is the same recipe as that one. “Of the many bourbon brands […]Read more "Review: Old Grand-Dad Bonded"
Roughtail’s Adaptation IPA series has become quite the thing here in Oklahoma. Those damn “beer geeks” start going apeshit when Roughtail social media posts start hitting with pics of empty cans ready to be filled. Why? Well, because the dudes over at Roughtail make some bad ass IPAs, and the Adaptation series seems to be their outlet […]Read more "Review: Roughtail Adaptation IPA (Batch #5, August 2016)"
Last Tuesday a teaser was posted to Wild Turkey’s social media channels stating the following: “Change is coming to Wild Turkey on August 1st. But don’t worry, we’re not talking about the bourbon.” Most people posting comments on the vague statement still seemed to believe it would be about the bourbon, its packaging, or the retirement […]Read more "Wild Turkey is Alright, Alright, Alright"
Elmer T. Lee does get shipped to Oklahoma, but somehow it has managed to evade us…until now. Good thing I’ve got friends in high places, well, geographically more north than me anyway. I ended up trading one of my paintings for this Bourbon and a couple of Cantillons. So, it’s quite the win/win situation. Thanks, […]Read more "Review: Elmer T. Lee"
I was shopping for some Vermouth for my Manhatthan addiction a while back and saw these three lovely little Dolin vermouths just sitting in a row waiting to be bought. I thought to myself, hello brain! Let’s buy some and see which one I like better in a Manhattan. Makes sense right? Well, it does […]Read more "Dolin Vermouth Showdown"
This bottle marks the first limited edition release from Brent Elliott, the new master distiller of Four Roses. He took over from Jim Rutledge roughly a year ago. Breaking Bourbon did a really cool interview with him, which you can check out here. The way Four Roses does their mash bills is very interesting and […]Read more "Review: Four Roses Elliott’s Select"
We’ve reviewed a handful of things from Willett, so when I saw this the other day in Texas, I had to purchase it just out of curiosity. Plus, it’s fairly cheap. Feast your peepers on some of our other Kentucky Bourbon Distiller/ Willett reviews here! Side note: This bottle was incredibly hard to open. I […]Read more "Review: Kentucky Vintage"
I’m not sure how to start this one other than by saying that I’m nervous. I’ve never been nervous while writing a review, and to be honest it’s not a great feeling. It’s early on a peaceful Sunday afternoon, I’m sitting on a comfy couch, the dogs are sleeping on the floor, and Kate is reading a book while relaxing […]Read more "Review: Booker’s Rye"