Tuesday, December 9, 2014

How bourbon is made

Thought everyone might enjoy learning how bourbon is made.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Turning Japanese

The Japanese can now claim to make the best whiskey in the world.   If you haven't had Japanese whisky it is very much like Scotch, though more Highland than Islay.  If there is any interest, I can try to get a bottle the next time I or someone from work goes to/from Japan.  

Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013 was awarded the title by the 2015 Whisky Bible, scoring 97.5/100.


The Independent, UK


Time Magazine Online


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Poker points

Points are updated from September. Oh so close! Tim needs one more point, but there are four others that have a chance to pass Tim, if he is eliminated early.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

New Richmond Rye

Well, I'm still awake. I've got everything cleaned up. Poker points and Whiskey's We've Tried updated. So there. The New Richmond Rye was a decent whiskey. Hailing from the state of Wisconsin, it was good. I like it much better with a cube of ice in it. Neat had a bit of a burn to it. While it wasn't blow your socks of good, with ice, I enjoyed sipping it. What did you think?

Hopefully soon, we will be trying the Panther Distillery whiskeys. Depending on when the 20 month whiskey is released.

More on that later.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Bourbonator glasses are ready to be picked up.  I will be bringing them to the next meeting.  $10 each covers the cost of the glasses, material, and labor.

Eric posted some pictures of the process to G+ if you're interested.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Panther Distillery - Minnesota Whiskey

I updated the poker points just now. Looks like we have a 3 way tie for 1st with those at the top within striking distance of getting there coveted  Bourbonators Series of Poker trophy and all the fame and recognition that goes with it.

On a different topic, while we were on our family vacation, I snuck away from my kin to visit Panther Distillery. This happens to be Minnesota's first actual whiskey distiller. I realize that Phillips is here and they have whiskey flavored ethanol, but this is different. This is honest to goodness bourbon, made here in Minnesota. Yes, I bought a bottle. We can have it at our next meeting if someone wants to host.

By the way, who can host in July? I'm not able to host until the 25th. Will that work for anyone?

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

May points are updated

Points are updated, and it was done with British Tony's Google Docs skills. I think everything went in correctly, and we have a close race to the title with four people over 100 points and only 15 points separating first from fourth.

It was good to Ross again, and Fausto and Sandra were wonderful hosts. Hopefully the June budget can handle something a little better than Ron Burgundy Scotchy Scotch Scotch!

I would also like to thank the poker gods for letting me have the nut flush twice, when others around me had the second and third nuts.

Since I will be gone most of July, I propose we have the July Bourbonators on July 4 or August 1.

British Tony.