Log Date

A whiskey adventure for you and me.

  1. Still frame

    the-newfuture:

Now isn’t that just the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? #fourroses #bourbon #whiskey #airplane #mini (Taken with Instagram)

    the-newfuture:

    Now isn’t that just the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? #fourroses #bourbon #whiskey #airplane #mini (Taken with Instagram)

  2. Still frame

    Hot Blooded
 by Bower Hill Society 
1 oz blood orange juice
1/2 oz bourbon
2 tbs diced jalapeno
1 tbs turbinado sugar
Shake all ingredients vigorously with ice and strain

    Hot Blooded

    by Bower Hill Society 

    1 oz blood orange juice

    1/2 oz bourbon

    2 tbs diced jalapeno

    1 tbs turbinado sugar

    Shake all ingredients vigorously with ice and strain

  3. Writing on the coaster

    Julian van Winkle offers up Pappy alternatives:

    image

    "My first pick? That’d be seven-year-old W.L. Weller. It’s very close to ours, sweet and a lot of caramel. If you can’t get that, try Maker’s 46. It’s a little more interesting, with that extra French-oak aging that they use. Third would be Four Roses, the single-barrel. And if that’s not available, then I’m gonna go drink vodka."

  4. Still frame

    SIPS OF BOURBON: Fire in the Hole at Rock Bar, San Francisco
In the hunt for a worthy San Francisco dive, I was directed towards Rock Bar, a cozy little pub enough on the outskirts of the Mission that it’s probably considered Bernal Heights, and for the weekend crowds still stay mellow enough. All the necessary components are there: cheap, strong drinks; a pool table, a jukebox; a seasoned crowd of regulars and revelers alike. It’s glorious. (They even have kitsch — the place is festooned with literal rocks.) They still care about their liquors though, and the bartender made the hell out of my first Old Fashioned, which was all fine and well until I saw a sign for perhaps the greatest drink special I’ve ever encountered: 
Fire in the Hole 
Bottle of Schlitz 
Shot of Four Roses 
Piece of Charcuterie
$9 

Brilliant. I’m done. I’ve found my dive. 

    SIPS OF BOURBON: Fire in the Hole at Rock Bar, San Francisco

    In the hunt for a worthy San Francisco dive, I was directed towards Rock Bar, a cozy little pub enough on the outskirts of the Mission that it’s probably considered Bernal Heights, and for the weekend crowds still stay mellow enough. All the necessary components are there: cheap, strong drinks; a pool table, a jukebox; a seasoned crowd of regulars and revelers alike. It’s glorious. (They even have kitsch — the place is festooned with literal rocks.) They still care about their liquors though, and the bartender made the hell out of my first Old Fashioned, which was all fine and well until I saw a sign for perhaps the greatest drink special I’ve ever encountered: 

    Fire in the Hole 

    Bottle of Schlitz 

    Shot of Four Roses 

    Piece of Charcuterie

    $9 

    Brilliant. I’m done. I’ve found my dive. 

  5. Still frame

    bourbonbabe:

Now that’s a dozen Roses. Does my husband know the way to my heart, or what?


> Adorable. 

    bourbonbabe:

    Now that’s a dozen Roses. Does my husband know the way to my heart, or what?

    > Adorable. 

  6. Still frame

    Bourbon on tap! | Broken Record, San Francisco

    Bourbon on tap! | Broken Record, San Francisco

  7. Writing on the coaster

    Single Barrel vs. Small Batch // Bourbon of the Day

    Single Barrel Bourbons

    Single Barrel Bourbons are just that: the whiskey in each individual bottle comes from a single barrel. There is no blending of different barrels, which is a common practice to achieve a certain style or characteristic. While there is no legal definition of a “Single Barrel Bourbon”, the implication here is that these Bourbons come from choice barrels. These “honey barrels” are selected for the unique nose, palate, and complexity of the bourbon they produce.

    Single barrel whiskeys are relatively recent innovations in the whiskey world, making their first appearance in 1984 with Blanton’s from Buffalo Trace. Since then, other distillers have followed suit with their own particular honey barrel Bourbons. Some examples of great Single Barrel Bourbons on the market today include Four Roses Single Barrel, Elijah Craig 18-Year-Old from Heaven Hill Distillery, and Eagle Rare from Buffalo Trace Distillery.

    Small Batch Bourbons

    Small Batch Bourbons are a composite of different bourbon barrels that are mingled together in limited quantities. Distillers combine different barrels at different ages from various locations in their aging facilities (called rickhouses) to achieve a desired structure. Just like with Single Barrel Bourbon’s, there is technically no definition of a Small Batch Bourbon, and a small batch can be anywhere from 2 to 200 200 barrels. To achieve the same quality found in each bottle of Maker’s Mark, the company follows a specific formula that uses “approximately 1,000 gallons or less (20 barrels) from a mash bill of around 200 bushels of grain”.

    Makers Mark, Michter’s US #1 Small Batch Bourbon, and Hirsch Small Batch Reserve are three of the best and most widely available Small Batch Bourbons out there. Heaven Hill’s Elijah Craig 12-Year-Old Small Batch uses around 50 barrels to get that perfect balance of vanilla and dried fruit, while Jefferson’s uses 200 – 300 barrels for their small batch collection to achieve an unparalleled smoothness.