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"
Picture this: it’s early Saturday afternoon, it’s a three day weekend, Kate and I have nothing to do until later in the evening, and Justin has to kill some time while his wife has a girls-only baby shower. What a perfect day to make a trip up to Guthrie to hang out with the guys […]Read more "Barrels and Mash Field Trip: Prairie Wolf Spirits"
Anthem goes for a pilsner this time around, hoping to catch that summer lake crowd no doubt. We thought this would be a good one to review for the Fourth of July, an American take on the classic pilsner style from our friends at Anthem. I need to get to some fireworks, so on to […]Read more "Review: Anthem Brewing Co. OK Pils"
Here at Barrels and Mash we’ve decided to go back to some of our favorite Oklahoma brews that came out before we started this blog and give them a review. Our one-year anniversary has come and gone and perhaps it makes one think about old friends. Today we have another one of my go-to beers […]Read more "Review: COOP Ale Works Native Amber"
We are smack dab in the middle of the summer heat right now, but fall is coming, and as it approaches so do many of the special releases from the big distilleries. TTB labels are starting to hit, and the label for this year’s Master’s Collection expression from Woodford Reserve was just approved. It looks like it’ll […]Read more "2016 Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection: Brandy Cask Finish"