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A whiskey adventure for you and me.

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    dramaofseasons:

Woodford reserve distillery #kentucky #bourbon #country

    dramaofseasons:

    Woodford reserve distillery #kentucky #bourbon #country

  3. Moving pictures

    The Kentucky Derby glorifies quite a few grand traditions, though mainly the exultation of vices. So gamble away! Based solely on names, I’m going for Golden Soul (Orb is another story) despite 30-1 odds. Lest we forget the Derby of 08, the year I chose Big Brown. (I mean, his lineage consisted of horses named Danzig and Northern Dancer.) Meanwhile, my folks invested the lion’s share of that year’s gamble on a horse who died on the race track

    So go against the odds, and look great while doing so. The Derby is a boastful event; you need to be well-tailored, adhering to some absurd class standard, and by all means: outhat everyone. 

    Whether you’re in Louisville or not, or avidly watching horses run in circles or not, you’re going to need a mint julep. If you’re in Churchhill Downs and presumably own a horse, you can reach into your bespoke seersucker and order up a Woodford Reserve julep. For a mere grand, a master distiller will mix and deliver a julep in some limited edition cup filled with freshly plucked mint leaves DUSTED WITH GOLD, sweetened by the most organic sugar Australia could offer, with ice imported right over from the Bavarian Alps, and whatever the hell GOLD-FILTERED MINERAL WATER might be. Then, as “My Old Kentucky Home” blares across the track, you can cheers to your skewed worldview and the southern persistence for madras I guess. 

    If you’re anyone else, really you should throw on a sundress or some shorts, take to a backyard, prepare any of these mint juleps or variations thereof, maybe live stream a few races for authenticity, and revel in the springtime with glorious bourbon. 

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    lavendermilkshake:

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    lavendermilkshake:

    I have emergency whiskey and a label maker. I am a business professional.

    Tag your bourbon photos on Instagram with #bookofbourbon to be featured on the site, and follow us @BookofBourbon. 

  6. Old-fashioned Hyperlink

    Redemption Rye: Don’t let the long, skinny bottle fool you. This is no girlie drink. Aged just over two years, it’s a golden amber color rather than brown. The 92-proof small-batch spirit is full of spicy rye flavor and packs a wallop of a punch.

    WhistlePig Straight Rye: This 100/100 (as in, 100-proof, 100-percent) rye is Dave Pickerell’s, the former master distiller at Maker’s Mark, baby. It’s aged 10 years for a sweet, strong flavor, but despite being bottled in Vermont is actually made in Canada. Go figure.

    Bulleit Rye: The makers of the stellar bourbon by the same name released this new rye earlier this year. It’s aged at least four years, resulting in a honeyed deep amber liquid with as much heat as spicy kick.

    Delaware Phoenix Rye Dog: This unaged (read, white, like moonshine) rye clocks in at 100 proof. It’s finally available in very select markets and, though we haven’t tried it yet, we hear it’s already won a gold at the New York International Spirits Competition.

    Woodford Reserve Rare Rye Selection: The stellar bourbon producer is continuing its well-received limited-edition Master’s Collection with a rye, slated for release this November. In fact, it’s two ryes. They’ll come in two 375ml bottles, each triple-distilled 100% rye recipes. One is aged in new, charred casks; the other in once-used casks. The intention, says master distiller Chris Morris, is to showcase the versatility of the spirit.