Time for some more higher shelf bourbon – this time one I’ve had a few times, but mostly in bars or tastings. Woodford Reserve has always been an iconic looking bottle in shops despite it’s simplicity, but alas while it wins well in some places – as often in our format it’s not a perfect whiskey by any means.
It feels like it’s been a while since I’ve done a good old-fashioned Bourbon review, something to remind the folks at home that while I may travel the world of spirits – my heart beats to the ol’ red, white, and blue. I’ve tried many Four Roses (Recall having a flight of them during a business trip in Kentucky), but having not reviewed them – let’s put them on the board.
I decided for Christmas time I should get a nice bourbon to round out my usual fare. I’d seen 1792 around, but it wasn’t at some of the whiskey tastings I’ve visited. I will add though that I was not disappointed in my choice.
Our wine tasting store occasionally has a spirit or beer as a sidebar to their normal wine tastings. This week they had some Four Roses (which we don’t have the review since we tend to take a bit more time to appreciate a spirit that a public tasting can’t provide.) They did however have something else which we feel we can talk about.
We’re BACK! We’re back now as Honest Booze Reviews, giving you honest, bullshit free, non-paid reviews of Beer, Spirits, and Wine. To kick things off let’s start with Larceny Bourbon. A fairly new kid to the block, which while not bad in terms of taste and smoothness – lacks a completeness to it. Yes while this may be a new site, we’ve not changed our policy of telling it like it is, view more for the full breakdown.
Finally we come to the last spirit reviewed from Nauticon and while my comrades rated this overall I personally will be going over the finer details of this bourbon. Why? Because the Buffalo and Bourbon go together like – well fuck – buffalos and bourbon I guess.
In keeping with the “Old Timey Wimey” theme from last week we’ve reviewed another bourbon. We had planned to have an Old Crow review this one since we got ol’ granddad Buffalo to review last weeks, but apparently crows just squawk and shout anti-semitic statements. Who knew? So this week it’s back to a regular reviewer more commonly known as BuffaloJern.
He’s alive, I mean Justice is alive. He contacted us through secure channels of a dolphin echolocation protocol late last night with the single phrase “I love scotch.” I’m sure that means he’ll return shortly talking about the beauty that is scotch whisky. Until then we’re stuck reviewing a bourbon, and not one we enjoy either.
When I think of Ezra Brooks I’m reminded of an old saying from a wise man “Bourbon, on the rocks please.” Now while all of us at the Buffalo Lounge have had their fair share of whiskey, our tastes (Mine especially) centered on Scotch. I sampled a vast amount of different varieties of Scotch, and I had tried Jack Daniels. It wasn’t until that fateful day though, when I was given just a small 375mL of Ezra that I thought the Americans could make a whiskey.