This site is about the discussion, enjoyment and reviewing of dark alcoholic beverages especially those found locally in the Nashville area. Beyond the fact that whiskey is golden brown and burns when you drink it, how much do you actually know about this spirit? Can you tell the difference between Scotch whisky and the American stuff? Or between bourbon and rye? What about a neat pour—what exactly does that mean? This site is intended to help answer some of these questions. We also aim to lay a foundation of members and reviews that will help us all enjoy the best spirits and avoid the rest.

Jim Beam makes big local Super Bowl ad

Jim Beam makes big local Super Bowl ad

"Raised Right" replaces "Make History," which similarly touched on Beam's heritage but had prominently featured Mila Kunis. She became the brand's spokeswoman in 2014. The actress is not shown in the new ads. David Campbell, Beam Suntory's VP for integrated marketing...

Brown Forman has a new Coopers’ Craft

Brown Forman has a new Coopers’ Craft

When Coopers’ Craft bourbon was launched in 2016, it was both a nod to the hard-working individuals in Brown-Forman’s Cooperage and a subtle, light spirit (82.2 proof) geared toward those newer to bourbon. Now, four years later, another expression of the brand is...

Whisky Expert? Not Really

Whisky Expert? Not Really

The whisky world, as many of us know, is a wonderful place. All around the globe producers are creating delicious expressions, bartenders are educating drinkers, and the whisky market is booming. Most of the people you’ll encounter along the way are friendly, helpful,...

Bottled-in-Bond Spirits are now Everywhere

Bottled-in-Bond Spirits are now Everywhere

As American whiskey sales continue to grow year-over-year, due in part to what industry analysts call the “craft movement,” bottled-in-bond spirits have come back in a big way. Jack Daniel’s released a 100-proof bottled-in-bond expression in August 2018. Heaven Hill...

Bourbon-Butterscotch-Sour Milk Pudding

Bourbon-Butterscotch-Sour Milk Pudding

This recipe is an adaptation of pastry chef Alanna Taylor-Tobin’s recipe for Pumpkin-Butterscotch Pudding from her book, “Alternative Baker.” I nixed the pumpkin, used up my slightly soured milk and added some bourbon for good measure. If you don’t have any sour milk,...

Bourbon Eggnog Doughnut Is Here To Be Your Boozy Breakfast

Bourbon Eggnog Doughnut Is Here To Be Your Boozy Breakfast

Visiting New York City during the holiday season can be a ton of fun, because there are so many things to do that'll put you into the spirit. For starters, you visit the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, go ice skating in Bryant Park, or visit a holiday pop-up bar...

Basil Haydens Bourbon 10 Years Review

Basil Haydens Bourbon 10 Years Review

Basil Hayden’s is Old Grand-Dad in a fancier bottle. It’s the same whiskey from the same distillery (Jim Beam), but with the fancy label and a reduced proof; typically you’re getting less whiskey for more money. Though in this case, you’re getting something unique,...

Basil Hayden’s Announces Seasonal Offering

Basil Hayden’s Announces Seasonal Offering

CLERMONT, K.Y.— Basil Hayden’s Bourbon, one of the fastest growing super-premium bourbons on the market, is thrilled to announce the release of a special, extra-aged seasonal offering, Basil Hayden’s 10 Year Old Bourbon. Debuting on shelves in December 2018, Basil...