Tuesday, February 14, 2012

More Whiskey Fun.....

I know it's been a while since I posted but it's the busy time of year for me and unfortunately, Bourbon Dork had to take a back seat for a spell.

In the coming months I have a couple activities that I'll be posting about. First up, I just kicked off a virtual Irish Whiskey tasting. This will be a double blind tasting with the first reviews due this coming Sunday. I'll be posting results as we progress. I sent out 8 samples so it will be interesting to see what a bunch of bourbon loving hounds think about Irish.

On February 24-26th, I'll be up in Boston attending Julio's Liquor Go Whiskey Weekend. Friday evening I'll be attending the Scotch tasting dinner that will feature a number of fine Scotch selections that includes a 1987 OMC Bowmore, Macallan 33 year and a Glen Grant 36 yr Brandy cask finish just to name a few. Saturday evening will be a meet and greet with various Scottish and American Distillers and then Sunday afternoon is the Grand Tasting featuring 200 Whiskies from around the world with over 20 Master Distillers in attendance to discuss the various selections. Should be a fun time. I'm going to have to pace myself in order to make my flight that evening.

The group's gearing up for our April trip to Bourbon Mecca, Bardstown KY for our spring 2012 barrel picks. We'll be visiting Buffalo Trace to select at least two Old Weller Antique barrels, Kentucky Bourbon Distillers and Four Roses. Last year was our kick off year and we had a great time. This year the group is even larger so I expect more of the same.

Today the Bowman barrel pick was bottled from our selection last October. I expect to have my allocation in the bunker within a month or less. I'll post tasting notes once I have it in hand.

It's gonna be a good spring.


  1. You should check out www.virgilkaine.com. If you are a bourbon enthusiast, I think you'll like it.

    Ginger flavored bourbon. Just came out 3 weeks ago.

  2. Hmmm....I like Bourbon and Ginger but my skepticism is running high on a flavored whiskey.