By Scott Hill with Stephen Netherton.
Several months ago, Stephen Netherton landed upon a pretty dusty find here in Kansas. Old Fitzgerald hasn’t been brought into the state in years, and finding the Bottled in Bond expression anywhere tends to be difficult. That find led to a review, with some pretty tasty results. Lucky for me, Stephen shared a pour with me shortly after his review.
Fast forward a few months. While shopping online over my lunch hour, I stumbled upon a few 1.75 liter bottles of Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond located just outside of Chicago. I’d been searching for months to no avail, but finally I had come upon it. And only after working my way through the checkout process did I learn that they would not ship that particular item to Kansas. After communicating this problem to fellow members, Jay Cary saved the day with a Chicago connection that was able to go into the score and buy a few for later export to Kansas.
Last week I twisted open that handle and had a pour. I have to say I loved it. It now stands as one of my favorite value pours. At 100 proof, for me, it hits that mark where flavors are ideally concentrated without the overshadowing of proof. However, this newer bottle certainly did not live up to my memory of the sample I tried from Stephen’s bottle.
Only a revisit of the older bottling next to the newer one would decide. I shared a sample of the newer bottle with Stephen, and he shared a sample with me.
Continue reading “Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond Revisit: They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To.”
by Scott Hill
What’s in a name? According to Michter’s, a lot.
Take a look at any current Michter’s branded whiskey bottle and you will find the phrase “Distilled in small batches according to the Michter’s pre-Revolutionary War quality standards dating back to 1753.”
Continue reading “Michter’s Rye Reviews: 264 Years in the Making”
by Stephen Netherton
Our collective patience was recently rewarded.
As we waited (and waited) for the Colonel E.H. Taylor 4 Grain to be released in Kansas, we did not idly twiddle our thumbs. We are currently in the middle of our attempt to cumulatively review the brands comprising Buffalo Trace Mash Bill #1 (Old Charter, E.H. Taylor, Buffalo Trace and Eagle Rare).
Now that the the E.H. Taylor 4 Grain has arrived, it serves as a brief aside to the Mash Bill #1 line, but one that is appreciated.
Continue reading “Review: Colonel E.H. Taylor Four Grain”
Host: Josh Cary
Kansas City has continued to put their mark on whiskey (especially in the plain states) over the last few years with new distilleries and expressions popping up at least a couple times per year..
Continue reading “May 2017: Kansas City Whiskey”