Book Review: The Big Man Of Jim Beam

By Richard Thomas Some controversy was recently focused on a price hike for a cask strength Bourbon that bears the name of one of the industry’s modern legends: Booker Noe. As it so happened, I was reading a new biography of Booker Noe at the time, The Big Man Of Jim Beam by Jim Kokoris. Flipping through the pages, I ...

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The No BS Guide To Whiskey Glasses

Norlan Whisky Glass comparison

By Richard Thomas One of the subjects I see regularly abused by whisk(e)y snobs is glassware. While I encourage enthusiasts to take an interest in things that might enhance their enjoyment of their drink of choice, at the same time I have images of esteemed master distillers drinking their own product out of a Dixie Cup to contrast that to. ...

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Reserve Bourbon Candle Review

Bourbon Reserve Candle

By April Manning Rating: A- Reserve Bourbon candles are contained in tumbler like glass that will compliment a home bar, den or man cave. These interesting conversation pieces have a pleasing neutral color that will harmonize with any décor. The first scent impression pre-lighting is of the fresh, clean outdoors. There is a hint of the faint sweetness of vanilla, ...

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Whisky Bible 2017 Surprisingly Uncontroversial

Jim Murray Names Booker’s Rye Top World Whiskey By Richard Thomas In world whisk(e)y circles, the autumn has a number of particular annual rites associated with it. One is the big bourbon release season in the United States, but another is the publication of the Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. If you release a “best of” list of any description, people ...

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