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"
We’ve been running Barrels and Mash for over two years now and the best part about it has been the opportunities it’s provided to meet new people and learn new things. Recently we had one such opportunity when we had the chance to have a private Scotch tasting and cigar pairing with Allan Roth, Brand Ambassador […]Read more "Scotch and Cigars: Part 1 – Allan and Todd"
I ran down to Roughtail last week to pick up a couple of four packs of the newest Adaptation, batch eight in the series of unique IPA offerings. Flaked oats and wheat should contribute to mouthfeel, with Idaho 7, Calypso and Simcoe hops utilized for that fruity juiciness we’ve come to crave from Adaptation. I […]Read more "Roughtail Adaptation IPA: Batch 008, May 26, 2017"
The Barrels and Mash crew had a good time hanging out with the Vanessa House crew at OCBF, and realized we hadn’t reviewed any of their beers yet. I decided on the lactose infused brown ale, 5th Keg. This one was a fan favorite at the last OCBF and these guys have come a long […]Read more "Vanessa House 5th Keg Brown Ale"
I had a chance to try this beer at an event last year, having been aged on peaches for a mere six months, and found it delicious. It turns out that they kept a barrel from last year, and now this vintage has been simmering in there for 18 months. Aged on a mess of […]Read more "405 Brewing Company BA ESP"
I’ve been hearing rumors about interesting COOP experiments with barrel aged DNR for years, and was intrigued to see this pop up on the shelf. It is attractively packaged in a thick 375 ml corked and caged bottle and handsomely printed directly on the glass, a great new look for COOP. I like to see […]Read more "Coop Ale Works Cask-It Series: Brandy Barrel Aged DNR With Cherries"
Prairie continues its Fruit Funk series with a new entry, Apricot Funk. We saw Cherry Funk last year, and am looking forward to an uncommon apricot brew. Cody from Prairie gave this one to me at no cost, and remarked that the feedback on Cherry Funk was that it was much better with a couple […]Read more "Prairie Artisan Ales Apricot Funk"
It’s the Sunday after the 2017 Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival, which means a relaxing morning with water and caffeine for a lot of us. This year’s festival was fantastic and we had an absolute blast. OCBF was nice enough to allow Barrels and Mash to take over their Instagram account for the Saturday night session, […]Read more "Barrels and Mash Presents: The 2017 Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival Awards"