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.

Mountain Dew’s hillbilly and bourbon roots

Mountain Dew’s hillbilly and bourbon roots

The bourbon roots of Mountain Dew – now the country’s third-most popular soft drink – began because two Knoxville brothers needed a tasty mixer for their bourbon. That 1940s-styled Mountain Dew didn’t taste like today’s lemonade-citrus, caffeine- and sugar-charged...

Master taster Jackie Zykan in the bourbon boom

Master taster Jackie Zykan in the bourbon boom

Ask Jacquelyn Zykan, Old Forester’s master taster and bourbon specialist, what a day on the job is like, and she’ll have a different answer for you every day. For Jacquelyn-- or Jackie-- being a master taster for the 147 -year-old whiskey brand is a hybrid role: a...

Slaves in bourbon legacy

Slaves in bourbon legacy

In archives across Kentucky, Erin Wiggins Gilliam is on a search for the faces and names of slaves who worked in America's first whiskey distilleries. She and others know for a fact that slaves helped create what is now one of the country's most iconic...

Warehouse collapses..again

Warehouse collapses..again

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) warehouse collapses..again Part of a bourbon warehouse in western Kentucky collapsed during a thunderstorm. News outlets report the partial collapse of the O.Z. Tyler Distillery rickhouse was reported early Monday. Master Distiller Jacob Call says...

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...

Smokey Bourbon Bacon KC BBQ Sauce

Smokey Bourbon Bacon KC BBQ Sauce

This Smokey Bourbon Bacon KC BBQ Sauce is sweet with a hint of spicy heat, a kiss of Smokey bacon and a splash of bourbon. This is a thick and rich sauce that is good on beef, pork, chicken and your fingers! Kansas City BBQ sauce is a delicious, super simple and...

Booker’s Bourbon Shiny Barrel Batch Review

Booker’s Bourbon Shiny Barrel Batch Review

Booker’s Bourbon 2019-02 “Shiny Barrel Batch” Review: Details and Tasting Notes In Jim Beam’s Words: Back in the day, some of the distillery’s rackhouse workers would carry around “mules” – pieces of plastic tubing they carried in the front of their overalls – and use...

Redbreast Dream Cask Sherry Cask Aged Whiskey

Redbreast Dream Cask Sherry Cask Aged Whiskey

  Redbreast Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey is a beloved brand by those who really love the Irish whiskey category. For those who are extreme fans there’s The Birdhouse, an online, private members’ club that gives its members access to insider Redbreast benefits....