Why does someone start a bourbon brand named Penelope Bourbon? Are you sitting at home in New Jersey, thrilled that you and your wife are going to finally have a baby, talking with your childhood best friend, and the subject of bourbon just happens to come up? Perhaps. And if
It’s comical to see someone’s reaction when I tell them I am smoking water for the sole purpose of making ice. It’s not exactly the most common thing you see on a barbecue menu. However, it makes sense. Hear me out. You may be asking why anyone would want smoked
Lonerider Spirits is a new company from the same people who created Lonerider Brewing, inRaleigh, North Carolina. The Sherry Finish Cask Bourbon is their first release. They didn’t distill the spirit - it comes from Indiana (likely MGP, given the mash bill: 60% corn, 36% rye, 4% barley). It clocks
Mic.Drop.2 is the second bourbon from Nicolas Palazzi, who I described as a magician after the first edition. The second round is a 13-year old single barrel that yielded a paltry 140 bottles, and every one of them is gone. But read on, and see what we missed (I got
Melvin Matteson has serious reservations about becoming a media star. For decades, he has grown hundreds of acres of corn on his farm in Winthrop, Iowa, with little more to worry him other than the occasional tornado. Now, in semi-retirement, everyone, it seems, wants Matteson to show them his cornfield.
I'm starting to believe Nicolas Palazzi is a magician. He is constantly coming up with brilliant new spirits, and every single one of them meets or leaps over the bar he keeps setting higher and higher. Mic Drop Straight Bourbon Whiskey is an eight year old bourbon that drinks far
Milwaukee is so famous for beer that its baseball team is named the Brewers, and a guy used to slide into a vat of beer every time one of them hit a home run. Laverne and Shirley ran for seven years, into the early '80s, featuring two women who capped bottles in