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.

High Tech Bourbon Tasting with Bulleit

High Tech Bourbon Tasting with Bulleit

High Tech Bourbon Tasting with Bulleit on the Bourbon Trail How do you elevate a Bourbon tasting and stand out on the Bourbon Trail? You play to all the senses to heighten the tasting experience. The Bulleit Bourbon Visitor Experience Center in Shelbyville Kentucky...

Heaven Hill Distillery 11 Things You Should Know

Heaven Hill Distillery 11 Things You Should Know

Heaven Hill Distillery, founded by the Shapira family in Bardstown, Ky., in 1935, is the largest family-owned and operated distillery in the U.S. It’s also the second-largest bourbon distillery in the world, and one of the country’s largest spirits suppliers. Ready...

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...

Peanut Butter and Bourbon Frozen Custard

Peanut Butter and Bourbon Frozen Custard

Homemade frozen custard — or ice cream or gelato, for that matter — tends to form ice crystals when going in and out of the freezer, so to best enjoy this sweet and salty, smooth and crunchy, and just-a-bit boozy treat, serve it at a gathering where it can be devoured...

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...

Exceptional Bourbon Values You Have Never Heard Of

Exceptional Bourbon Values You Have Never Heard Of

It’s estimated that there are over 3,500 historic brands of bourbon in the United States. Roughly 1,000 are currently active. That includes retailer specific brands. Notwithstanding the number of bourbon brands, however, and the veritable explosion in craft producers,...

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...