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.

Woodford and Makers difference explained

Woodford and Makers difference explained

America’s demand for bourbon shows no signs of slowing, particularly for beloved brands Woodford Reserve and Maker’s Mark. Considered to be classics in the category, both companies are making the most of the category’s surge in popularity. According to The Spirits...

Buffalo Trace has strong visitation 2020

Buffalo Trace has strong visitation 2020

Despite a nearly four-month closure at the onset of the pandemic, and now limiting the number of guests it can welcome, Buffalo Trace is reporting strong visitation for 2020. The Distillery, which closed its doors to public visitation in early March, reopened July 1...

Michter’s 25 Year Bourbon Returns

Michter’s 25 Year Bourbon Returns

The new Michter’s 25 Year Bourbon (2020), according to those behind it, was lasted bottled in 2017. With regards to this release it was noted by McKee that “when I tasted these particular 25 year barrels, I was thrilled about the quality.” The Michter’s brand has some...

Parker’s Heritage Collection 2020

Parker’s Heritage Collection 2020

Heaven Hill Distillery Announces Release of 2020 Parker’s Heritage Collection Limited Edition Bottling – American Whiskey News 14th edition of the annual ultra-premium release is a 10 Year Old Heavy Char Bourbon, continues the distillery’s commitment to support ALS...

Goose Islands Secret Bourbon County Stouts

Goose Island's Bourbon County Stout (BCS) put out a lineup this year that has been well-received with variants that highlight the subtleties of the stout as well as the impressive array of barrels used for this year's batch. It turns out, however, that the brewery...

Four Roses collaboration beer to launch

Four Roses collaboration beer to launch

Bourbon lovers and beer fans alike can raise a glass to the launch of the latest edition of the highly anticipated Brooklyn Black Ops, a collaboration from Kentucky-based Four Roses Distillery and New York’s Brooklyn Brewery.  The new, limited-release beer was aged in...

Barrell Bourbon Batch 23 Review

Barrell Bourbon Batch 23 Review

As the American whiskey industry has continued its relentless evolution, there’s been an interesting shift in the direction of that most valuable commodity: hype. Once upon a time, it was the distilleries that elicited the most fervent responses from whiskey geeks....

13 Things You Need to Know About Blanton’s

13 Things You Need to Know About Blanton’s

Product provenance is one of the most important things in food and drink right now. Much to its credit, Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon arrived on the scene well before we all became obsessed with place sourcing. In fact, Blanton’s effectively put “single barrel” on...