Whisky of the Week

Meandering the world, one whisky at a time

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Category: Bourbon whiskey (Page 1 of 6)

Something special! Blanton’s Gold Edition

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Last week I was watching some catch up TV.  I save a bunch of my favourite TV shows and then binge watch when I have a bit of time.  At the end of watching NCIS New Orleans Season 3, Pride and Gregorio share a whisky from a very distinctive bottle.  I looked at the bottle and realized it was something I had in my collection, but have not tasted yet.

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Jim Beam Double Oak Bourbon

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A couple of months ago I fell in love with a bourbon that was filled to the brim with malva pudding and dark sweet cherries.  The Woodford Reserve Double Oaked promised and delivered a wonderful taste experience.  At the same time, I also found the Jim Beam Double Oak in the shop and just had to try this too. 

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Maker’s 46 Kentucky Bourbon

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The blood red wax top gives it away.  There is no mistaking a Maker’s Mark.  The golden liquid on the inside is just as distinct as the  red wax seal is.  John and I love our bottle of Maker’s Mark.  It needs replacing more frequently than any other of our bourbons.  Both of us have been lusting after the Maker’s 46 for some time. 

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Woodford Reserve Double Oaked

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Malva pudding is a sweet dessert of Cape Malay origin and well loved throughout South Africa. It contains apricot jam and has a spongy caramelized texture. A cream sauce is poured over it while it is hot, and it is usually served hot with
custard or ice-cream 

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National Bourbon Day: My top 6 Bourbons

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The 14th of June is National Bourbon Day.  A whole day to celebrate the magic that is the golden liquid from the USA.   For a whiskey to classify as bourbon it must be made in the U.SA. In addition, its mash bill (mix of grains from which bourbon is distilled) must comprise at least 51% and no more than 79% Indian corn.

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