Here we go with Colonel E.H. Taylor’s Four Grain. They have been releasing these specialty Bourbons every year for about 5 years now, and they haven’t disappointed me yet. Let’s look into a bit of backstory before we get going on this review. “This special edition Four Grain bourbon is crafted just as Taylor would […]Read more "Colonel E.H. Taylor Four Grain"
Hello everybody!!!! I’m a huge 1792 fan, and I have overall really enjoyed these special editions they have been putting out. They did Sweet Wheat, Port Finish, Single Barrel, Full Proof, High Rye and now exclusive to Kentucky, the 225th Anniversary. The only one we haven’t reviewed was the Sweet Wheat. Let’s see how this one […]Read more "1792 225th Anniversary"
Hello Basil Hayden’s Rye! Basil Hayden’s was the very first Bourbon that changed my opinion and taste buds and got me started with the Bourbon bug, so let’s see how the rye stands up. This is a part of Booker Noe’s small batch Bourbon collection. The bottle says it’s “aged and blended with a rye […]Read more "Basil Hayden’s Rye Whiskey"
Prairie Wolf is run by Blake and Hunter Merritt out of Guthrie, OK. This one has been on the list for a little while to review. We visited Prairie Wolf for one of our field trips and this puppy was sitting in barrels in the warehouse as we looked longingly at them. This is a […]Read more "Review: Prairie Wolf M Whiskey"
It was the last day of the Whiskey Catfish Society weekend and we had one more awesome thing to do together before we parted ways. Nice and hungover from the Whiskey Catfish Potluck, we loaded up in the car and headed toward Versailles with hopes of walking around one of the most historic and beautiful distilleries […]Read more "The Whiskey Catfish Society: Part 4 – Castle & Key"
“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 "Review: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2016"
It’s no secret that we’ve become fans of the monthly rotating whiskey flights that Pub W started doing a few months back. Lately they’ve even let us chip in on some of the notes that are printed on the tasting sheets. It’s been a fun way to sit down with some cool people and drink through things that we […]Read more "Barrels and Mash Goes Irish at Pub W"
There are times when I realize that I suck and I’ve completely forgotten to write something I meant to write months ago. This is one of those times. Buckle up for a ride in the Barrels and Mash time machine. Back in February, Kate and I took a trip up to Kansas City for my birthday […]Read more "Barrels and Mash Field Trip: Tom’s Town Distilling Company"
I’d like to start by confessing some things: I listen to a lot of hip-hop. Like, a whole lot. I love it. I’ve never listened to a Drake song. In fact, the only thing I know about Drake is that he was in that fucked up Sprite commercial where his body splits apart revealing a bunch of music equipment with […]Read more "Review: Virginia Black American Whiskey"
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"