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.

Old Tub Bourbon Actually Matters

Old Tub Bourbon Actually Matters

At first glance, spotting a bottle of Old Tub on the shelf doesn’t inspire much fervor. If we were to play a game of whiskey name bingo, surely the word “Old” would be the free space (to be fair, “Tub” wouldn’t even be on the sheet). The bottle doesn’t say much...

Goldilocks Bourbon from Buffalo Trace

Goldilocks Bourbon from Buffalo Trace

Weller Single Barrel Goldilocks Bourbon “Late in May, Buffalo Trace Distillery announced the latest expansion of its covetable line of Weller bourbons. A mid-proof, annual release bourbon with the company’s famed wheated bourbon mashbill, Weller Single Barrel is...

O.K.I. Bourbon Returns

O.K.I. Bourbon Returns

Two local entrepreneurs, Chad Brizendine and Jake Warm, have acquired the beloved local bourbon brand O.K.I. from New Riff Distilling. O.K.I.’s first single barrel releases are set for bottling at cask strength and release in Northern Kentucky this fall, just in time...

Cherry Bourbon Glazed Ham

Cherry Bourbon Glazed Ham

Elevate the baked ham with a festive glaze of cherry preserves, bourbon, molasses and allspice. Serve at Easter or Christmas dinner, open house buffet or brunchtime entertaining. Ingredients 1 cup cherry preserves 1/2 cup bourbon 1/4 cup molasses 1/2...

Bourbon and Eat it, Too

Bourbon and Eat it, Too

Eat Your Bourbon Marketplace is the latest creation from Bourbon Barrel Foods’ Matt Jamie What started as an experiment in microbrewing soy sauce has become a dream come true for Matt Jamie. Along with his talented team, the owner of Bourbon Barrel Foods has created...

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...