Hey Guys and Gals,
At the request of my good buddy @OTPLefty, I’ve decided to shamelessly follow in @Hala-Mark-Rey 's footsteps and make a similar thread for those of us who partake in and enjoy the wonderful world of Bourbon Whiskey and its close cousin Rye Whiskey.
A little bit about myself:
I am no sommelier or any whiskey equivalent to deserve such a title. What I am is a 36 year old man who’s lived about half his life in Kentucky (currently in neighboring Southern Indiana), who has tasted more varietals of bourbon and rye than most. The first booze I ever drank was Jim Beam White Label at the crisp age of 15 (which I proceeded to get black out sick drunk from), and have gone on to try and enjoy hundreds of other labels in the 21 years since. I have a bottle collection I can’t count, love hunting for rare bottles, love trying and sharing with friends the great gems I find, and I love pointing out what’s overpriced snake oil to avoid. I also have several friends/acquaintances that work within and adjacent to the industry. I firmly believe there are likely many others on the Refuge who enjoy similar pursuits, perhaps with better palates and more knowledge than myself on the subject, but I’m happy to get the ball rolling.
I plan on posting occasional tasting note/reviews, and encourage others to do the same. Any and all Whiskey related discussion is welcome! I plan on posting my first tasting/review this evening. If there are any suggestions/requests please post, and If I have it in the collection I’ll start there, or try to find it in the future. And please, feel free to post your own!