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.

Four Roses 2019 Limited Ed Small Batch: The Best One Yet?

Four Roses 2019 Limited Ed Small Batch: The Best One Yet?

Every September, in commemoration of National Bourbon Month, the Four Roses Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, releases a limited edition, small batch bourbon. The expression is a special release, and is not part of the distillery’s core range. When the supply runs...

Bootlegging: Facebook shuts down ‘BSM’

Bootlegging: Facebook shuts down ‘BSM’

Call it modern-day bootlegging-- selling alcohol on sites like Facebook has always been illegal. But within the last few months, the social media giant has taken action to make sure its users are following the law. Facebook is deleting all pages and groups pertaining...

MGP Stock Plunged as Aged-Whiskey Sales Dashed

MGP Stock Plunged as Aged-Whiskey Sales Dashed

Sales of aged whiskey fell in the past quarter at the distiller MGP Ingredients —pinching its profit and sending the stock down 26% on Wednesday. Historically a contract distiller for big-name spirits outfits like Diageo, MGP decided to bet on whiskey’s popularity by...

New director of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival

New director of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival

Before there were hundreds of bourbon-centric events throughout the year in Louisville and throughout Kentucky, there was the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. And after 27 years, the five-day event always held during National Bourbon Heritage Month continues to attract more...

Banana Bourbon Cake

Banana Bourbon Cake

Banana Bourbon Cake 2. Toss the pecans and raising with ½ cup of the flour and set aside. 3. Sift the remaining flour, baking powder, cinnamon ginger, and nutmeg together and set aside. 4. Beat the butter and sugar in a mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Mash the...

Steak & Bourbon Ice Cream Debuts LongHorn

Steak & Bourbon Ice Cream Debuts LongHorn

LongHorn just debuted a somewhat unconventional new menu item—Steak & Bourbon Ice Cream that features bits of steak and swirls of bourbon caramel in every spoonful. Here’s some more info, per a press release from the chain: LongHorn claims that this “unique dish...

Wheated Bourbon Alternatives to Pappy

Wheated Bourbon Alternatives to Pappy

Cult whiskey Pappy Van Winkle still retains its appeal for bourbon fans, even those who realize that its exorbitant price and scarcity might mean that it’s not really worth the time and expense required to secure a taste. Yes, Pappy is a very good whiskey, especially...

George Dickel (No. 12) Tennessee Whisky

George Dickel (No. 12) Tennessee Whisky

The George Dickel brand is best known as the “other” Tennessee Whiskey. Without going into the whole thing here, I’ll summarize by saying Tennessee Whiskey is straight bourbon whiskey (but don’t call it bourbon) that has been filtered through some quantity of...